Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • Principles to help you develop safe, healthy, and trusting relationships with the child you are caring for
  • Mechanics of a traumatized brain
  • Techniques to help create positive messages for a traumatized child

What You Will Get

  • Be empowered to explain the hand model of the brain to your children
  • Receive practical tips that you can implement to nurture attachment
  • Build skills in playful ways with your child

Course Curriculum

    1. Message from the Instructor

    2. How is Your Journey Going so Far?

    1. The Hand Model

    2. Lower Brain Activation (flipped lid)

    3. Upper Brain Activation

    4. The Neuron Connections

    5. The Gift of Memory

    6. Pathways Through the Forest

    1. The Stress Threshold Model

    2. Imaginative Prayer

    1. What They Are Learning

    2. What Children Learn

    3. What Parents Teach

    4. Messages Children Receive

    5. What About Negative Messages

    6. Positive Messages

    1. Final Assessment

    2. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 18 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

Meet Your Instructor

Brandon Jones

MAPC, TAD, LAC, TBRI® Educator

Brandon brings 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field serving in various clinical roles. Brandon is an independently licensed therapist and holds a Master’s in Professional Counseling with a concentration in trauma, abuse, and deprivation. Since joining CFC in 2012, Brandon has held roles as a Licensing Specialist, Foster Care Supervisor, Family Coaching Supervisor, and Child and Family Therapist. He has been a foster parent and is an adoptive father.

What People Are Saying

“I liked the great practical examples of how we can meet our kids where they are at and empathize with them and not always react. To know how the brain works is very helpful in understanding ourselves and our kids.”

“I enjoyed learning more about the trauma responses kids can have. Also, the essential needs kids both young and older need.”

“Informative on what is going on in the brain to help the children that come into our care.”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should take this course?

    This course is for a caregiver who is seeking to develop a positive relationship with a child who has experienced adverse childhood experiences and has exhibited some difficult behaviors. The distinction of this course is the emphasis on being proactive at building healthy messages that help a child make the right choices.

  • Will I receive a certificate of completion for the course?

    Yes! Every course comes with a certificate of completion that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Child Safety when the last lesson is reached. This certificate will have the learner's name, the title of the course, the credit hours, and the date of completion.

  • Can I watch the courses together with my spouse or do we each have to have our own log in?

    Just like our in-person courses, the pricing is based per participant. Each purchase should be logged under an individual’s name, and only that name will be tied to the proof of participation.

  • What is the format of the course content?

    Each of the courses are made up of a variety of modules with lessons within each. These lessons are made up of short videos to watch. Learners must complete the video before they can advance to the next lesson. There is also a variety of “process questions” throughout each lesson to help learners apply lessons from the videos. Each learner must also complete a final assessment quiz to receive a certificate.

  • Can I interact with other people/instructors in the course?

    Yes! Each lesson has a forum where learners can either post or answer a question for discussion to keep the learning going.