Classes & Trainings

for Families and Professionals

Classes & Trainings for families and professionals are listed below. Select a class to learn more details and see a list of upcoming class dates.

Additional pre-recorded courses can also be accessed free of charge via our Online Learning Center

Can't vs. Won't

FREE Webinar: Can't vs. Won't Each year, approximately 40% of traumatic brain injuries in the United States occur among youth, ages 0-19. The webinar  “Can’t vs. Won’t: How to determine when an individual with brain injury&rsquo...

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AdoptCare Network Training

Understanding and Meeting the Unique Needs of Foster and Adopted Children and Their Families The AdoptCare Network Training is offered at two levels: Basic Level and Adavanced Level. Both levels of this training are intended to help understand and meet the unique needs...

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Adoption Information Class

This class is designed to provide an overview of two basic types of adoption:  1) adopting from the foster care system and 2) domestic infant adoption. It is led by a professional staff member from The Adoption Exchange and provides an opportunity for families interested in...

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Adoption Options Orientation (Webinar)

This training is specifically designed for families interested in all various adoption options and the best choice in how to grow your family through adoption.  The class will cover the following topics: Various Adoption Choices: Public Private Domestic International Financial Cost of Adoption...

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Becoming Sensory Smart

Come with us on a journey as we navigate Sensory Processing Disorder. This course will educate parents and professionals about Sensory Processing. Many children who have been prenatally exposed to substances or who have experienced abuse and neglect struggle with sensory processing. Participants will...

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CHOICE Events

Each year in Colorado, more than 500 youth “age out” of the foster care system. These youth enter adulthood without any sort of permanent connection—no childhood home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to go to for advice before a...

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CHOICE Orientation

Each year in Colorado, more than 500 children “age out” of the foster care system. These children enter adulthood without any sort of permanent connection—no childhood home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner, no one to go to for advice before a...

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Foster Care Adoption Orientation (Webinar)

This training is specifically designed for families interested in adopting children from the public foster care system.  The class will cover the following topics: The licensing process and timeline of foster to adopt adoption Discussion of children waiting, "legal risk" and "legally" free...

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Helping Children Understand Their Story

Children in foster care and adoption systems often have complex histories. Their stories can be difficult to hear as caregivers, and difficult to explain to them in developmentally appropriate ways, even when we understand they have a right to know the details of their history....

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TBRI® Caregiver Training: Connecting Principles – addressing attachment needs

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI® Caregiver Training: Correcting Principles – Addressing fear-based behaviors

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI® Caregiver Training: Empowering Principles – addressing physical needs

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will provide an in-depth...

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TBRI® Caregiver Training: Introduction & Overview - A TBRI® Primer

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place.  Children from hard places include children who were born prematurely, have been abused and neglected, have been adopted internationally, and have special needs.  This training will focus on understanding...

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Effective Matching Practices (Webinar)

FREE Webinar: Effective Matching Practices This training will address:   Why matching is an art, not a science  How far we've come: Examining the research on matching  Individual beliefs, values, and biases  Matching Best Practices: What should be happening?...

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FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and Drug Exposure in Children

FREE Webinar: FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and Drug Exposure in Children The purpose of this training is to provide current, intellectually accessible, and useful information on drug use in utero and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) to support professionals,...

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How Preverbal Trauma Affects Present-Day Regulation

Abigail Esquivel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is presenting this training via webinar for The Adoption Exchange.  Early trauma, occurring pre-verbally can have a significant impact on the brain. Many parents find themselves frustrated and wondering, "but I adopted my child as a...

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Kinship Dynamics

The objective of this training is to identify the emotional and dynamic differences between being a grandparent or other kin raising kin and the unique challenges this population faces in regards to practical and familial aspects.  Tools to help achieve stable permanency will be...

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Sexual Health and Safety in the Digital Age

This training will equip parents and adult caregivers the ability better understand the sexual behavior of children and how to help them develop healthy sexual boundaries. Particularly within a technologically advanced society, children and youth have easy access (sometimes unsolicited) to sexually inappropriate material and...

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Yikes! It's School Time! Staying organized when your child has a specialized learning plan

If you have a child who is gifted or/and has a disability and benefits from a specialized learning plan, this webinar will provide steps that you can take to prepare for the school year.             At the end...

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