Trauma Informed Parenting Class Offered by Family Strengths Network


Family Strengths Network has slated a five-week online class on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. yo 7:30 p.m. via Zoom on Trauma Informed Parenting.

Children experience trauma from many sources, some are more obvious than others – yet, there is oftentimes no way to predict how a child will respond to an event.  Two-thirds of children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, so it’s incredibly important to recognize the signs of traumatic stress and its short- and long-term impact. While not all children who experience trauma will suffer from traumatic stress, evidence shows that all children are impacted in some way.

Join Ali Harper in this five-week class and discussion for individuals who work with, or are parenting, children who have experienced trauma online with Family Strengths Network.  Ali has a BS in Special Education and has worked with individuals and families impacted by trauma for 20 years in various capacities. She previously served as a US Navy Command Ombudsman where she began formal family mental health training.

She now serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children within the First Judicial District here in New Mexico, provides family advocacy and support services to individuals around the world, and is a life-long learner who is passionate about mental wellness. In addition, she is an adult that has managed a diagnosis of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for herself, and has parented her own children through trauma.

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