As kinship children head out the door for a new school year, caregivers send them out with all the resources and materials they need for a successful year. Unfortunately, in addition to the schoolwork, many children must learn to navigate challenging issues at school involving interactions with other students. These confrontations and negative interactions can have a profound effect on children, often coloring their perception of themselves and their families, and ultimately affecting their overall mental health. For kinship children, these situations can have an even more significant effect if they have been exposed to previous trauma. Be sure to join us for this important webinar and learn how we can support our children who experience issues related to bullying and other harmful situations at school. Through this session, we will learn how we can help our children to be successful in the new school year!
About the Trainer: Blake Konny is a Safe Schools Consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education. His work includes bullying prevention, suicide prevention, and other areas focused on supporting schools to provide for students’ social and emotional needs. Blake is a former high school teacher and has over ten years of experience as a secondary school administrator. He is passionate about ensuring that every member of a school community has the resources and support needed to be successful. Blake is a certified trainer for Olweus Bullying Prevention, Sources of Strength and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Please note: Although this LIVE webinar is designed to be an informative, educational, and helpful resource for kinship families caring for relative or fictive kin children, anyone is welcome to attend including foster parents, professionals, students, or community members.
It is our hope that by participating in this LIVE webinar, attendees will receive educational and helpful information. However, it is important to note that this webinar is not approved for foster parent training credit or CEU’s as attendance is not monitored during the webinar event.