Date: 8/29/2019, 6:00 pm—9:00 pm
County: Contra Costa County
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
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. They must 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. Additionally, high numbers of children in the child welfare system have been exposed to extreme trauma. The ability of care providers to recognize and be sensitive to the effects of trauma on a child’s behavior, development, and relationships is critical for healthy child development.
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.