This course is designed for adoption social workers and mental health providers.

How can you help your families discipline children who have experienced trauma. What works and what doesn't. Our expert is Karen Doyle Buckwalter, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, and co-author of "Raising the Challenging Child".

Outline for Disciplining Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (CE).pdf

Participants will be able to:

  • List 5 tips for addressing challenging parent situations.
  • List 3 parenting techniques to help respond to challenging behavior.
  • Explain how to set realistic expectations of the adopted child.
  • Explain why setting realistic expectations of the adopted child is important.


*Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

1.0 Hour CE Credit

Online Audio Course – Non-interactive (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded online.  You will be redirected to the certificate upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10 question quiz and completing a course evaluation) 

Course Categories:  Social Work

Accreditations and Approvals:

Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit submitted this course for social work continuing education for approval by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), through the NASW CE Approval program. Creating a Family – The National Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support Nonprofit maintains responsibility for the program.

NASW Approval Period: 6/2/2021 - 6/30/2022. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886829466-9113) for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.

For information on specific continuing education requirements by jurisdiction or mental health field, we recommend contacting your licensing board or accrediting organization for the most current requirements from your state or territory. NASW offers a quick reference of  Social Work Licensure Board Endorsements that you may find helpful.

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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