Why Our Kids Behave the Way They Do
(and What We Can Do About It)

With this curriculum, parents will learn how trauma impacts a child’s developing skills and thus how the child behaves. Parents will be introduced to the basics of the Collaborative Parenting model, including why kids engage in challenging behaviors. Parents will gain deeper understanding of the factors that get in the way of children succeeding. Shifting from a perspective of “this child won’t do well,” to a philosophy of “kids do well if they can” is foundational to understanding what children need from their parents to overcome challenging behavior. This curriculum also offers practical examples of the steps of the Collaborative Parenting Model to help them explore which skills a child might lack and how to build those skills.

Parents will leave the support group with a better understanding of the following topics.

  • The factors that determine how trauma impacts a child’s developing skills.
  • The skills a child might lack or develop late and how that impacts behavior. 
  • The three steps to the Collaborative Parenting Model and how to implement the steps to build a child’s skills.


*This curriculum includes a video, facilitator guide, and handouts.

**For international adoption agencies looking for interactive Hague training, this curriculum can contribute to a program to help meet 96.48 requirements. However, for a more thorough coverage of the requirements, consider the Creating a Family Hague Package for International Adoption

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