Parents! Social Workers! Educators!

Are you spending more time with technology than your family?

Are you aware of the dangers children and their peers face each day?

Are you familiar with ways vulnerable children are being exploited through media and advertisement?

CWLA, in partnership with Welcome 2 Reality, is pleased to present Trauma-Informed Parenting in a Digital World to increase awareness of and strengthen skills for responding to the vulnerabilities of youth, especially youth in care, related to social media and internet safety. An examination of the impact of social media and technology on today’s society, including its influence on young people’s perceptions of reality reveals significant risks for the unaware. This training provides realistic, cost-effective strategies to identify vulnerabilities and protect youth that can be immediately implemented by social workers, educators, and caregivers. The training curriculum includes a variety of learning methods that are aligned with the principles of adult learning. It offers multiple opportunities for participants to gather information, share experiences, and utilize self-assessment tools and practice skills.

The training provides information on the areas where children, particularly those in foster care, are increasingly vulnerable and, thus, need proper education and supervision. Topics include, but are not limited to: internet safety, cyberbullying, media marketing and advertisement, music’s impact on values and behavior, and the desensitization of violence via video games. Risk factors associated with social media and technology are identified, and reasonable alternatives that can lessen children’s overexposure to these various outlets are provided.

The training is designed for public and private agency staff and resource parents who are responsible for supporting, providing day to day care, and educating youth and adolescents. Teachers, clergy members, and law enforcement personnel are also ideal candidates for participation in this training.

CWLA offers two training and consultation options for Trauma-Informed Parenting in a Digital World:

(1) CWLA staff come to your agency and work onsite with your staff and resource parents.

(2) CWLA staff provide open enrollment training workshops around the country where caseworkers, trainers, and educators come to learn Trauma-Informed Parenting in a Digital World.

Both “agency-based training and consultation” and “open enrollment training” are provided by CWLA’s senior staff and consultants/trainers who have expertise in the Trauma-Informed Parenting in a Digital World curriculum.

For information about CWLA consultation and training please contact: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW, Director, Training and Implementation or Gaelle Augustin, Training and Administration Associate.