Montana State University

Online course helps parents, professionals assist traumatized children

August 8, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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A new online course from Montana State University helps students, teachers, counselors and other professionals learn more about working with children who have been traumatized by abuse, neglect, abandonment at birth or other events. The course is also helpful to parents of traumatized children as well as to adults who have experienced adverse childhood events.

The course, called "Reaching the Hurt Child," is offered as a three-credit undergraduate course. Participants who are not currently enrolled as an MSU student should contact the instructor for pre-requisites and permission to enroll. Tuition and fees are listed on the Website. The course runs Aug. 25 through Dec. 12 and is fully online.

The instructor is Kate Cremer-Vogel. She is a licensed professional counselor specializing in children who have been abandoned, abused and neglected, especially those children who have been adopted. She has been working with children and families since 1994 and is the co-author of “What Every Adoptive Parent Needs to Know: Healing Your Child’s Wounded Heart.”  Cremer-Vogel has completed more than 300 hundred hours of training with Daniel A. Hughes, a globally recognized expert in bonding and attachment. Her approach to working with children and families is grounded in the work of current research in relational neurobiology.

To register, visit MSU's Extended University at The course is listed under Family and Consumer Sciences. For more information, contact Janine Hansen at or call (406) 994-6683.

Contact: Janine Hansen, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6683,