Learning Goals and Objectives:
To present Trauma-Informed Parenting information to participants in a culturally sensitive, multi-sensory manner so that parents and professionals remember and can intervene with a trauma-informed approach on a daily basis.
Rolf Van Leeuwen was a foster parent and adopted his oldest daughter from San Francisco foster care 25 years ago. He has worked as a social worker in foster care and adoption for 31 years. Rolf is the former Director of Adoption & Permanency at Alternative Family Services. He is very passionate about the OZ! training because he has seen that when parents understand that all “misbehavior is a symptom of something deeper”, they are able to respond to the behavior in a more patient and loving manner.