Trauma, Parenting, & Challenging Behaviors (School-Age)


Originally presented on October 28, 2021



*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.


This webinar will explore the impact of trauma on parenting and discuss strategies for helping parents identify and respond to challenging behaviors for school-age children exposed to trauma. Participants will:

  • Review the impact of trauma on parenting
  • Identify strategies for managing challenging behavior
  • Discuss importance of caregiver relationship

Who should attend: Staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations. 


Supplemental Materials:

Additional Resources:

Sesame Street: Common and Colbie Cailat Sing “Belly Breathe” with Elmo 
Feelings Thermometers

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center Child Trauma Services Program:
Coaching on Coping Skills
Working More Effectively with Caregivers
Labeled Praise Handout
Behavior Chart Handout
Behavior Management Planning
Effective Treatments for Youth Trauma



In her role at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Melissa Bernstein, PhD, directs the Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems (ACTS) and Trauma-Informed Licensing Team (TILT) Initiatives. Her research centers around supporting systems in planning for, implementing, and sustaining Trauma-Informed change that aligns with best practice and science. 




Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego