course »Resource Family Pre-Approval Training-Session 1 and 2

Date: 12/1/2018, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Alameda
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 510-839-3800
This training is session 1 and 2 of a 4 part series of training designed to prepare resource families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will receive a better understanding of the foster care system structure and explore how to provide a well-planned, safe, and secure environment designed to meet children’s individual and unique needs, and how to create an environment that promotes children’s social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Participants will review the County’s Core Competencies, Interim Licensing Standard Regulations, Child Growth and Development, Medication Guidelines, Discipline, Cultural Diversity, Working with Biological Families and meeting client’s educational needs.

Objectives:
  1. Foster/Resource parents will develop an understanding of their role within the System of Care (SOC)
  2. Foster/Resource parents will be describe their comfort level in seeking services for their child and will know who to turn to for information and understanding of the SOC
  3. Foster/Resource parents will describe the environment within their home as they have been preparing to take children into their home and how it meets or does not meet expectations of licensing and County.