The session topics are:
A child’s journey through the system of care and the work of Therapeutic Foster Care
Session 1: The Teaching-Learning Journey
This session will focus on how children learn and what that means for us as teachers and caregivers.
Session 2: Abuse, Neglect, and Trauma-Informed Care
Get an overview of what typical growth and development look like. Take an in-depth look at what you might see in and experience with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. Further, examine how trauma experiences shape the way a child sees and reacts to the world.
Session 3: Relationship Skills & Creating a Sense of Safety
The focus is on ways caregivers can use Trauma Informed Caregiving to create a Sense of Safety for a child and the importance of how trauma-informed caregiving is uniquely different from parenting one’s own children.
Session 4: Behavior Management
Identify and learn approved behavior management techniques and use of behaviorally based ABC planning.
Session 5: Birth Family-Separation/Loss, Connections, Culture & Identity
Establishing importance and skills associated with respecting a child’s birth family, their connections, and culture while honoring their identity and past experiences.
Session 6: Crisis Management
Learn what to expect and do in the time leading into, during, and following crisis situations and prevention.
Session 7: Nuts & Bolts of Responsibilities
Focus on in-depth identification of responsibilities of therapeutic caregiving and important agency policies and procedures.
Session 8: Tying It All Together / Graduation
Designed to prepare you to begin the task of accepting your first child into your home
For more information or to sign up for this online training call (540)885-8841 or visit our website.