Parenting Traumatized Children

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 2

Many children experience traumatic events, including abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, and domestic violence. These traumatic events can affect a child long after they have experienced them. This course explores how parents can care for a child while being sensitive to his or her past traumatic experiences. The basic requirements to parent traumatized children effectively.

Learning Objectives


  • Students will be able to describe what trauma symptoms look like
  • Students will be able to understand how a child’s past experiences impact his or her current behavior, emotions and thinking
  • Students will understand why the parent must live a self-regulated life to help a child to do so
  • Students will understand how to encourage a child to develop strength and resilience

Robert Rhoton PsyD., LPC, F.A.A.E.T.S.


Dr. Robert Rhoton, CEO of Arizona Trauma Institute and President at the Trauma Institute International possesses a rich history of experience in the mental health field. Dr. Rhoton has supervised multiple outpatient clinics, juvenile justice programs, and intensive outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents, day treatment programs for youth and children, adult offender programs and child and family therapeutic services. Dr. Rhoton served as president of the Arizona Trauma Therapy Network from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Rhoton was a Professor at Ottawa University in the Behavioral Sciences and Counseling Department whose primary interests were training counselors to work with traumagenic family dynamics, child and family trauma, and non-egoic models of treatment. Dr. Rhoton is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and collaborates and consults with numerous Arizona agencies fine tuning their understanding of trauma and the impact of developmental trauma on the individual and family. Dr. Rhoton works internationally with organizations to improve the delivery of trauma treatment services.

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