Events in February 2018
- - Understanding and Interacting with Your child - Webinar
Understanding and Interacting with Your child - Webinar
It is very important for Foster Parents to Understand and be able to Interact with their Foster Child. This webinar will provide Foster Parents with various tools and skills that are sure to improve the way you interact with your child. Foster Parents will also learn 5 ways to build Rapport with their Foster Child.
- - Child Sexual Exploitation Made Clear: Part 1 - Webinar
Child Sexual Exploitation Made Clear: Part 1 - Webinar
This webinar will provide an understanding of child sexual exploitation (CSE). It will cover the prevalence and forms of CSE. The webinar will examine the misconceptions of the victims and perpetrators as well as risk factors for victimization. It will cover the various impacts that CSE has on children and families.
- - The Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Plan - Webinar
The Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Plan - Webinar
This workshop teaches parents how to ensure that their child has a well-constructed IEP, by deconstructing an IEP and talking about each of its individual parts.
A well-constructed IEP is one that is clearly and unambiguously written, giving school personnel a clear picture of the child, the skills that need to be focused on, and the support and services the child needs to be successful. It also gives parents the opportunity to have maximum transparency into their child's education and puts parents in a position to challenge the IEP team if their child fails to make meaningful academic progress.
- - Parenting Teens in the 21st Century - Webinar
Parenting Teens in the 21st Century - Webinar
Parenting teenagers whether in foster care or not can be one of the hardiest and most important jobs a parent will ever have especially since the inception of social media. Social media has changed the way that parents communicate with their teens and the way that teens communicate with the world. Social media has also created a heightened level of safety and privacy concerns. Understanding how to effectively communicate with your teen through the lens of social media will allow foster parents to meet their teen right where they are. This training will inform foster parents about the benefits and the detriments that teens and parents may face when it comes to social media.
- - Transition Aged Youth: Moving Toward Independence - Webinar
Transition Aged Youth: Moving Toward Independence - Webinar
What can I do to prepare for this transition?
Effective Approaches for Engaging Young Adults
What is my youth's role in the transition process? The youth's role in the transition process is to maximize his or her independence through development of self-management skills and by taking on leadership in the decision-making process.
What is my role as parent/guardian in the transition process? The parent or guardian's role is to actively support the youth in the process, by moving in and out of decision-making, as appropriate.
Learn about resources that may facilitate a smooth transition.