We offer an array of trainings for professionals, parents and caregivers. Incorporating personal experience and storytelling, these trainings cover a variety of topics related to Family Connections, including “Why Do Relationships Matter in Child Welfare”, “Relationship Building Tips for Caregivers”, and “The Value of Relationships in Supporting Family Reunification.”
|Caregivers, Families & Substance Use Disorder
|Partnering With Someone Experiencing Strong Emotions
|Supporting Students With Foster Care or Adoption Experience in the Classroom
|Partnering With a Parent Who is Unhoused
|In order for caregivers to partner with someone with substance use disorder, it is helpful to learn more about addiction and it impacts the mind, body, and subsequent behaviors.
|This training will be provide strategies to help build, strengthen, and maintain relationships between caregivers and parents navigating the child welfare system.
|Prioritizing relationships between parents and caregivers can have significant positive implications for children and youth who must be separated from their parents.
|This training covers the invisible achievement gap, how to identify and understand student behaviors and emotions, how to build competency and some actionable steps to better support students.
|In this training we will take a closer look at some of the struggles unhoused parents are experiencing and focus on ways we can best support them through their journey.
|How to Create a Spirit of Openness in Your Family
|Do Kids REALLY Need to Know ALL the Hard Parts
|Partnering With Incarcerated Parents
|Managing Relationships When Engagement is Inconsistent
|Learn the important difference between openness and contact, and how you can cultivate openness in your home today, regardless of whether or not you are able to have contact with a child’s first family.
|In this training, you will learn why it’s important to talk about the hard parts, when to start talking about them, and some helpful ideas on how to bring up these difficult topics in productive ways.
|People often have negative ideas about jail, prison, and visits to people in them. Building empathy takes patience and practice. It is important to find empathy for the incarcerated parent in order to support the child, their parent and your relationship with both.
|Some parents inconsistently come in and out of their children’s lives. Managing these relationships can be difficult. Understanding what these parents are going through can encourage you to build and manage a more consistent relationship for the child.