course »Meeting the Ongoing Developmental Needs of Children (0-5) in Foster Care

Date: 9/9/2019, 7:30 pm—9:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Berkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
This class will consider how early trauma can affect child development, how neurodevelopmental deficits can have independent effects, and how concurrent difficulties in both areas can create special difficulties for children in foster care, their parents, and in turn, providers who work with them in child welfare.

We will describe specific strategies to assess and intervene that take both lines of development into account. Work with parents and direct work with children will be explored.

**How can participants utilize their new skills and knowledge after the training to reinforce their learning?
  1. Review current cases with neurodevelopmental knowledge in mind.
  2. Design interventions that consider the impact of neurodevelopmental difficulties on caregiving relationships.