Risking Connection for Foster Parents is a training model that adapts the original Risking Connection curriculum for foster parents who are caring for youth with trauma histories. The curriculum is also appropriate for teaching biological or kinship parents. The instructor-led course has 8 90-minute modules that can stand alone or be taught as a series. Each module includes video application exercise, group activities, and discussion. The module topics are: (1) Impact of Trauma; (2) Trauma Framework; (3) Healing relationships; (4) Strengthening Attachment; (5) Symptoms as Adaptations; (6) Crisis Management; (7) Noticing our Reactions; and (8) Restorative Approach.

Keep children in their homes; Limit disruptions; Promote long term healing of trauma and attachment wounds.