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Helping Foster & Adoptive Children Cope With Holiday Stress

Helping Foster & Adopted Children Cope with Holiday Stress is designed to assist foster and adoptive parents in learning and understanding how stressful holidays can be for foster/adopted children. It also describes in detail practical ideas for lowering the stress and confusion levels for those children. After completing this training, participants will be able to: […]

KIN VIP Support Group With Arion Jett-Seals

This group will focus on the day to day issues involving relative and fictive kin care and will be shaped by the identified needs of group participants. Members of this daytime group are encouraged to share their emotions, challenges, stress, concerns/needs, and excitement with the group in order to gain feedback, resources, support, and knowledge […]

Building Positive Relationships With Caseworkers & Community Partners

Building Positive Relationships with Case Workers & Community Partners provides foster parents the information and tools needed to establish a positive working relationship with their caseworker and child’s caseworker, with the goal of providing the best possible continuum of care for the child. After completing this training, participants will be able to: Work in partnership […]

ASK-VIP Medically Complex Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group

ASK-VIP Medically Complex Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Groups are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents caring for children with medical complexities. They offer an opportunity to share experiences, questions, resources, and concerns in a safe and compassionate environment. These groups are led by a seasoned foster/adoptive parent facilitator with lived experiences […]

Kinship Catalogue – Taking Care of YOU (and everyone else, too)

Caregiving can be tough! Add in a busy schedule, conflicting priorities, and a to-do list a mile long and you’ve got a recipe for a stress cocktail. As challenging as it can be, we all know that you can only be the best possible version of yourself when you make time to take care of […]

Fostering & Adopting Sibling Group

Fostering & Adopting Sibling Groups explores the benefits of placing siblings together as well as potential barriers and challenges. The impact of on attachment and bonding among siblings who have experienced trauma is discussed. Considerations related to caring for a sibling placement are explored. After completing this training, participants will be able to: Recognize positive […]

Understanding A Case Through The Child Welfare System

Understanding a Case Through the Child Welfare System will provide foster and adoptive parents knowledge on how a case progresses through the child welfare system. Each case may include removal, placement options, court, case plans, meetings, and permanency goals. After completing this training, participants will be able to: Understand how a case is processed through […]

KIN VIP Support Group With Mary Jo Dendy

This group is an opportunity for kinship caregivers to come together to find support, community, and resources in the care of relative and fictive children. This group will focus on the day to day issues involving relative and fictive kin care and will be shaped by the identified needs of group participants. This Group is […]

Compulsive Lying

Compulsive Lying explores why a child may lie compulsively. It identifies strategies and offers resources designed to assist children and their families dealing with this issue. After completing this training, participants will be able to: Recognize causes of compulsive lying Identify strategies to employ with children to address lying. ASK-VIP trainings are expressly designed to […]

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) come in many forms, from physical and mental abuse to neglect and household dysfunction. This training examines data from the ACE study, how early adversity as a child can impact adult physical, social and emotional health as well as what foster and adoptive parents can do to address trauma and create […]

DSW Info Session

Turn Your Goals into Reality Explore our Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program during an online info session. Count Me In The UK Difference Our Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program was developed with practitioners in mind. This high-quality, rigorous program prepares practitioners to navigate the complexities of a contemporary practice landscape by providing education […]

Keeping Families Strong

Keeping Families Strong provides foster parents insight on how to keep partnerships, families and friendships strong while providing care to out of home children. It will also provide strategies for foster parents to build workable boundaries around these key elements to keep their core families strong while providing foster care. After completing this training, participants […]