Foster and Adoptive Parents/Caregivers

Welcome to CTR. We understand that for many children, abuse, neglect, and complex trauma has greatly impacted every aspect of their lives. As parents, caregivers, foster parents, and adoptive parents, you witness the daily effects of this. We see you as the most important people in their care.

We know you pour your time, energy, and love into such kids, and that you represent their best chance for a successful life. We also know it can be frustrating, exhausting, and confusing. Our goal is to offer enough information about complex trauma to give you a different perspective, and to offer you practical and proven strategies that will help the kids in your care to heal and grow.

We believe that with the help of a resource centre, experienced clinicians, an online community and new resources released each month, you can get the support you need as a parent/caregiver.

Get Started with these Hand-picked Resources

What’s the Fuss About Complex Trauma

Read Article

The Human Brain by Bruce Perry

Watch Video


The Invisible Suitcase

Read Article

Three Core Concepts in Early Development

Watch Video

Why Normal Parenting Doen’t Help

Watch Video

Giving and Receiving Healing for Traumatized Kids Training (ONLINE)


What Parents and Caregivers are Saying about CTR

I can’t thank you enough for all your help and support through the program. It’s been insightful, encouraging and very, very helpful. A and I are grateful for the opportunity to have participated and to have learned, developed, and adapted so many of the wonderful strategies it presented. It’s made a huge difference in both of our lives.

– Foster Parent

“The focus of the CCI program is on helping me to make connections with my child, T. The knowledge, suggestions and encouragement shared by the team has made a tremendous difference in how I care for T and has helped me to create an environment in which T has shown wonderful growth and progress. At the same time, I’ve developed new skills and have become a much more confident caregiver. Having the support of this amazing team has carried me and my child through many difficult times – I couldn’t have done this without them.”

– Sonja
Foster Parent

“I can’t thank you enough for your help. Alex was so lost and confused and people thought he was such a terrible boy. But your help has brought our wonderful boy back to us and saved our family. Now he is thriving and so proud of himself”

– K.S.
Foster mom/aunt

Membership Benefits

Free Annual
Benefits of Membership
Content specifically selected to be useful for Caregivers/Parents, Educators, Professionals and Residential Care Agencies
Weekly blogs and posts catered around specific topics relevant to complex trauma by our expert clinical staff
One case example from CTR’s Complex Care and Intervention Program
A couple of newly released articles and resources available for you each month
Ability to participate in discussion and feedback on blogs and posts
Opportunity to participate in our learning community through questions, discussion and feedback
Video modules that are topic centralized and have specific courses of action for children/youth with complex trauma
Multiple case examples that follow a consultation from start to finish with definitive keys and insights for children/youth with complex trauma
Access to ALL of our specifically selected content including articles, worksheets, videos and modules
Access to ALL newly, MONTHLY released resources
Webinars as available from our expert clinical staff including Dr. Chuck Geddes, Dr. Kirk Austin, Dr. Chipo McNichols, and other field experts

Become a Member

For extensive insight and further support join our CTR membership today

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Foster Parent


The Individual Membership with a discount for Foster Parents.