CWLA Webinar on Parent Trauma in Child Welfare Includes Rise Stories and Presenter

Parent stories illuminate the impact trauma can have on parents in child welfare in a CWLA webinar, Parent Trauma and What Child Welfare Workers Need to Know. Co-presented by Rise Director Nora McCarthy, NYU Child Study Center’s Erika Tullberg and Connie Black-Pond of the Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center, the webinar describes trauma symptoms and how caseworkers may notice trauma-based responses in parents in child welfare settings. The separation, loss of control, shame and power dynamics inherent in child welfare are often reminders of past trauma, especially for parents who themselves grew up in foster care. This webinar includes quotes from parent stories in Rise to show how parents may be affected by trauma–and how they can be supported.