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ASK-VIP Support Group With Donna

ASK-VIP Support Groups are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents in an inclusive, safe, and compassionate environment. They are led by seasoned facilitators who have lived experiences with fostering and adoption. If you’re seeking an opportunity to share resources, suggestions, frustrations and successes with those who share the unique experience […]

Nurturing Parenting: Praising Children & Their Behavior

Praise can be a compliment, gesture, facial expression, or form of gentle touch, like hugs or high fives that promote feelings of self-pride, worth and accomplishment in others. Praise is a helpful parenting practice that gives children positive feedback. When done properly, it is an effective way to manage behaviors and increase self-esteem. Offering children […]

Building Positive Relationships With Case Workers & 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 with social service […]

KIN VIP Support Group With Merlin Jones-Smalley

Description This group will focus on the day to day issues involving relative and fictive kin care and will be a place where each member can find support, resources, ideas, and a place to belong as a Relative or Fictive Kin provider. This Group meeting will be welcoming guest speakers and discussing kinship group meetings. […]

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KIN VIP Caring For Teens Peer Support Group With Valerie Lebanion

Caring for Teens in Kinship is a new KIN VIP Support Group offering for caregivers who are caring for teenagers in kinship care. This group will focus on caring for teenage youth placed in relative and fictive kin care and will explore topics related to day-to-day caretaking, communication, relationship-building, discipline approaches, and support for children […]

ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group

ASK-VIP LGBTQ+ Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Groups are specifically designed for foster/adoptive parents who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as foster/adoptive parents who are caring for children or teens who identify as LGBTQ+. The groups 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 […]

MSW Info Session

Join us through Zoom to learn more about UK College of Social Work’s Master of Social Work program. Topics will include: Curriculum Costs What Makes UK Unique Application Process Register here

Child Development: Ages 0-5

Child Development 0-5 explores the typical milestones, or skills, that children develop from birth through age 5. It offers resources that caregivers can utilize to determine if a developmental screening may be warranted. Strategies for successfully advocating on behalf of children to receive needed assessments and services are explored.  After completing this training, participants will be […]

UK Appreciation Day

Gatton Student Center 160 Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky employees are invited to attend the 2022 UK Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Gatton Student Center (GSC). This year’s event will take place outside, weather permitting. If the weather does not permit, it will take place inside the GSC. Supervisors are encouraged to adjust schedules accordingly without requiring leave to […]

Internet Safety

The Internet Safety training explores questions caregivers often have related to internet safety. It examines recommended guidelines for internet access and usage among children. It provides resources related to parental controls designed to monitor internet usage and offers strategies for discussing internet safety with children and youth.  After completing this training, participants will be able to:  Discuss safe internet use with children.   Utilize tools to monitor internet use.   ASK-VIP trainings are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents. […]

ASK-VIP Support Group With Tim & Amanda

ASK-VIP Support Groups are expressly designed to meet the needs of foster and adoptive parents in an inclusive, safe, and compassionate environment. They are led by seasoned facilitators who have lived experiences with fostering and adoption. If you’re seeking an opportunity to share resources, suggestions, frustrations and successes with those who share the unique experience […]

Teaching Growth Mindset To Children

Teaching Growth Mindset to Children introduces parents to the two types of mindsets and how beneficial it is for parents to help their children develop a growth mindset.  This training will also cover a step-by-step outline for how to teach growth mindset to children over a four week period. After completing this training, participants will: learn […]