This class was formerly called, Adopting the DCS Child, and it has been renamed to more accurately reflect the course objectives. This course is designed to introduce and educate parents who intend to adopt an older child from the foster care system. Those who participate can expect to gain insights on setting realistic and accurate expectations of the child or siblings they will one day be parenting. The course content includes an introduction to attachment trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), pathways to resiliency, and what it means to be a trauma-informed parent. By the end of this 3-hour training, it is the presenter’s objective that each participating parent will discover a deeper appreciation of the impact of childhood trauma on the child and the adoptive home, the strengths that are within them to parent effectively, and to know where and how to access additional resources.
From attending “Counting the Cost,” you will be able to:
- Identify some of the critical costs associated with adopting a child with attachment trauma
- Begin to understanding the mind and world of a child in the foster care system
- Define the starting path to resiliency for your adoptive child
- Identify 10 essentials to cooling a heated child
- Identify 10 essentials as you prepare for placement
About the Presenter
Presenting Counting the Cost, is Dr. Roderick Logan, DPTh, CFTP. Roderick is an Adoption Educator and Trauma Professional with Christian Family Care. Besides presenting for CFC’s Parent University, he serves adoptive families during their post-placement with in-home Wrap-Around services; helping parents to achieve a healthy and stable adoptive placement. Roderick has a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, a Doctorate in Practical Theology, and is a Certified Family Trauma Professional with ATI and IATP. He is experienced with and has first-hand knowledge of the Arizona adoption and foster care systems, counseling trauma impacted individuals, and is a grandfather to a child adopted from DCS.