Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Trauma Lens (1 Hour)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder from a Trauma Lens (1 Hour)

Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families. It is vital for these families and the professionals who support them to understand the reasons behind the learning and behavioral challenges...
More than Sad: Suicide 101 (1 Hour)

More than Sad: Suicide 101 (1 Hour)

Using their research and national numbers, this training helps caregivers identify ways to start the conversation of suicide with professionals and youth, know the warning signs, and be able to develop crisis plans for the youth they encounter. Suicide is the second...
Making Time For Your Marriage During Foster Care (15 Minutes)

Making Time For Your Marriage During Foster Care (15 Minutes)

When you are looking after a child from foster care 24 hours a day, every day, every week, every month, it can be a time consumer and leave little time for you, and your spouse or partner. Let’s talk about ways to stay connected. You and I both know this to be true:...
Scared: The Beginning of a New Family Member (12 Minutes)

Scared: The Beginning of a New Family Member (12 Minutes)

Imagine, if you will, being taken away from your mother and your father, without any warning at all. Imagine being taken away from your siblings, your pets, your stuffed animals and toys. Imagine being taken away from your bedroom, house, yard, and neighborhood....
Discussing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (20 Minutes)

Discussing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (20 Minutes)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is...
Not Taking It Personally (10 Minutes)

Not Taking It Personally (10 Minutes)

Foster parenting can be difficult. There are those times when the children we care for in our homes and living with our families may say things to hurt us. In addition, there are those moments when birth parents may do the same. As foster parents, it is important to...
Why You Need to Say “No” as a Foster Parent (12 Minutes)

Why You Need to Say “No” as a Foster Parent (12 Minutes)

The life of a foster parent is a difficult one. It is unlike any other life style. The outside world does not see the many challenges and struggles you may face on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis. Your friends and family don’t truly understand or appreciate what...
The 3-Anchor Rule (7 Minutes)

The 3-Anchor Rule (7 Minutes)

Talking to Your Children about COVID-19 presents an overview of COVID-19 while highlighting supportive resources. The training reviews preventive measures designed to help keep families safe and also examines practical strategies for supporting mental and emotional...
Summertime Activities 101 (9 Minutes)

Summertime Activities 101 (9 Minutes)

“What are we going to do today?” For the next 10 minutes, Damon will offer some simple and family-friendly activities that will help the family engage one another, nature or their inner selves. In this rescue, we will answer the daily question— “What are we going to...
Parents as Changemakers: Effective Policy Advocacy (1.5 Hours)

Parents as Changemakers: Effective Policy Advocacy (1.5 Hours)

Do you have ideas that would strengthen foster care in your area? Are you committed to ensuring that foster parents have the training and support they need to best serve children? Not sure where to start to advocate for the changes you want? Come learn how you can...