course »Building Resiliency When Working with Youth in Foster Care – Part 1

Date: 9/15/2016, 10:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Solano County
Location: Vallejo
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
This course will provide a overview of understanding and promoting resilience in foster youth. The goal is to identify, strengthen, and build resiliency in foster youth. Many young people in foster care have experienced considerable challenges that place them at risk of negative adult outcomes: poverty, separation, abuse, neglect, loss and disruption. Yet with the right support systems, they can develop resilience in the face of adversity. When young people develop resilience, they are able to cope with, adapt to, and recover from even the most substantial challenges. Developing resilience is markedly essential for young people leaving foster care to grow and succeed as adults.

  1. Participants will be able to identify risk & protective factors in the development of resilience in foster youth.
  2. Participants will be able to identify (at least 5) developmental assets that serve as building blocks for healthy youth development.
  3. Participants will learn strategies for promoting resilience. Two major types of strategies aid the development of resilience among young people in foster care: strengths-based strategies & process-focused strategies.