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

Date: 5/4/2019, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 510-839-3800
Developmental Needs, Positive Parenting and Psychiatric Medication 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.

Child Trauma, Loss and Transition 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