Parenting in the Eye of the Hurricane is a trauma-informed psychoeducational parenting group for adoptive and foster parents raising trauma-impacted children. The group was developed by Dr. McLeod, Psychologist, in order to better support caregivers in managing challenging trauma-based behaviours and concerns. The group content is evidence-informed, and is largely based on the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Framework. Evaluations on previous groups indicate that the group is beneficial in helping parents and caregivers increase self-efficacy, improve their understanding of trauma-based concerns, and reduce parental stress associated with caring for trauma-impacted children and youth.
Parenting in the Eye of the Hurricane is offered as an eight-session, 16-hour course at numerous times throughout the year. It is also run occasionally as a weekend workshop. If you are interested in attending a course or workshop, please contact Rachel at email@example.com, or fill out the contact form on this website.
We are currently organizing for a spring 2018 group. Dates are not currently available, but will be posted soon!
Given the positive responses to the PITEH program, Dr. McLeod now runs a three-day train the trainer program. This program is available to those professionals who work directly with foster or adoptive parents. If interested in learning more about this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.