course »Resource Family Pre-Approval Training – Sessions 3 and 4

Date: 10/26/2019, 9:00 am—3:30 pm
County: Contra Costa County
Location: Concord
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 707-648-2000
Session 3: Developmental Needs, Positive Parenting and Psychiatric Medication This training is the third of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will learn about developmental milestones and how to support youth through challenges that may arise during placement. Practical Positive Parenting techniques will be reviewed to build awareness and skill.

Session 4: Child Trauma, Loss and Transition This training is the fourth of four sessions designed to prepare Resource Families to work with youth in the foster care system. Participants will review how care providers have some of the most challenging roles in the entire child welfare system. Discussing how to be prepared to welcome a new child into their home and cope with state/county/agency regulations, policies, and paperwork. They may also at times provide mentoring support and aid to birth families while at the same time attaching to the children and youth in their care. Participants will review Appropriate Discipline, understanding the effects of trauma and the various types of trauma. By understanding of how trauma impacts children, care providers can help play a crucial role in reducing both the short- and long-term effects of trauma on children in their care