Secondary Trauma Training

Training courses for foster carers

In foster care , there is a close connection between the fostered child and the foster carer. This relationship can expose the foster carer to the distress and pain experienced by the fostered child, yet the relationship is strengthened through the empathy and a desire to alleviate the emotional pain and suffering for young people in care. Living and caring for children and young people who have experienced  trauma, neglect, and abuse can impact negatively on foster carers and in worst cases can lead to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and ultimately burnout.

This course explores what the risks are for foster carers, how they can identify the risks, manage them and effectively deal with the associated stress.

This 1 day course meets the requirements of the Training, Support and Development Standards for foster care: 1.(1,2,3,4)      2.(1,2,3,4,6)    3.(1,3,4,5)       4.(1,2,3,4,5)                     5.(1,2,3,6,7,8) 6.(1,2,3,4,5)   7.(1,3,4)