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.
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. We'll discuss why it's important to not take these personally.
The Good News: What You Do Matters, A Discussion with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (.75 Hour)
This discussion was first published as part of the NFPA 2021 Education Conference, entitled ‘Forward: Hope. Care. Change’, and will center around Dr. van der Kolk’s book, ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma‘.
Building Relationships Filled w/ Hope with Amanda Cruce, Tecoria Jones, Jennifer Rhodes, & Kara Georgi (50 Minutes)
It is always better for children and youth to remain with their birth families if it is safe to do so. When foster care is necessary, the goal is to provide a temporary safe, stable, and nurturing environment for children and adolescents while actively seeking and supporting reunification with their families.