Course Benefits

What You Will Learn

  • The parts of the brain and their various functions
  • How the brain impacts a child’s stress level (and your stress level as well!)

What You Will Get

  • Research-based facts about the brain
  • Video-based instruction
  • Thought-provoking process questions
  • Better ways to meet a child’s needs

Course Curriculum

    1. How to Use This Course

    2. Let’s Take the First Step

    1. The Brain God Created

    2. How the Brain Regulates Our Stress Responses

    1. Adam's Story

    2. What Do You Think?

    3. “Fight, Flight, or Freeze” Response

    4. When Your Child Flips Their Lid

    5. Fight Flight or Freeze?

    1. Final Thoughts

    2. Final Assesment

    3. End of Course Evaluation

About this course

  • Free
  • 12 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

“It was really interesting to see how the brain works together in an integrated fashion.”

“Adam's story was touching and was an important reminder that past traumas can creep into our lives at unexpected times and with unexpected triggers.”

“This training is awesome it really gets you thinking!”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should take this course?

    If you have a child who is experiencing behaviors or moods that are difficult to explain, then this training will help to understand what is going on in the child’s brain and body. It will also give insights in how to better interpret those situations.

  • 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.