Date: 11/28/2020, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Pre-service Training for Prospective Foster and Adoptive Families: This pre-service training utilizes the PRIDE Curriculum and is a 27 hour competency based curriculum to develop knowledge and skills in five essential competency categories –
- Protecting and Nurturing Children
- Meeting Children’s Developmental Needs and Addressing Developmental Delays
- Supporting Relationships between Children and their Families
- Connecting Children to Safe, Nurturing Relationships intended to last a lifetime; and
- Working as a Member of a Professional Team
Session Two: Teamwork toward Permanence: in this session we will address one of the most challenging tasks for foster and adoptive families involving developing an understanding of birth family issues-knowing how to talk with children about their families and being able to support their family relationships. This session lays the foundation for this understanding by first exploring ways in which families support a child’s identity, cultural heritage, and self-esteem. Participants view the video “Family Forever” and video vignettes that demonstrate the skills of “shared Parenting.” This session also addresses the importance/value of permanence in the lives of children, as well as, why team work is presented as the best way to promote permanence for children. Session two explores the unique role of foster and adoptive parents as members of a professional team.