Adult TCKs: Talking to Your Parents about Childhood Trauma

The majority of TCKs experience childhood trauma due to their upbringing, and as Adult TCKs begin looking back and processing those traumas, it can be healing to discuss those experiences with your parents. However, navigating those conversations can be scary and hard. In this 90-minute workshop we will give you practical tips on how to approach and navigate those conversations to build connection and trust rather than strain and separation.



1.5 hours


Elizabeth Smith & Jessi Bullis

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Why should I take this course?


Care Providers

Adult TCKs

For Parents with TCKs from high school through settling into their post-college lives, this course is going to provide an idea of the needs your TCKs might have or might currently be going through. This course will be aimed at Adult TCKs, so it will model to you how to communicate this information to your young adult children. 
Aimed at Adult TCKs, this course will cover several key challenges that adult TCKs face as they step out of university, while modeling how to communicate the important education directly to Adult TCKs. 
This course is designed for you and will directly address the challenges that many TCKs have faced as they've transitioned out of university for the purpose of equipping you with practical tools to streamline your transition out of university. 

Meet the instructor

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Elizabeth Vahey Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Author of The Practice of Processing, Elizabeth is a skilled communicator and trauma-informed educator who helps transform abstract concepts into practical steps, equipping, encouraging, and empowering people to reach their goals. Elizabeth is a mom of two worldschooling TCKs.

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Jessi Bullis

Director of Adult TCK Services

Jessi is an Adult TCK who grew up in Singapore, England, Turkey, and Germany. She has a heart and passion for TCKs and the unique struggles they face. She received her undergraduate in psychology and a seminary degree in counseling for the purpose of caring for TCKs well.

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