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 […]

Openly Talking With Children About Adoption

Openly Talking with Children About Adoption equips adoptive parents with the skills necessary to talk honestly and positively with children about their adoption experiences. Participants will explore how to begin the conversation with their adopted child at various developmental stages. This training also addresses some of the common fears and misconceptions surrounding openly and honestly […]

2023 UNITE Research Showcase w/Rosenstein Lecture

2023 UNITE RESEARCH SHOWCASE On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, UNITE will host the 2023 UNITE Research Showcase - centered around elevating and promoting the importance of racial equity research at the University of Kentucky, across the Commonwealth, and beyond. This event, which will be held in the Gatton Student Center, is open to UK faculty, […]

Kinship Live Virtual Webinar Training- “I’m Pulling My Hair OUT! Family Bonding And Discipline With Kinship Children”

Caring for a relative’s child or a friend’s child comes with a lot of changes and challenges. From finding new routines to figuring out everyone’s likes and dislikes, bringing another child into the home can cause adjustments from everyone-including how we relate, relationships we develop, and how we discipline. One of the biggest adjustments for […]

Healthy Boundaries: Strategies For Answering Tough Questions

Healthy Boundaries: Strategies for Answering Tough Questions helps foster and adoptive parents understand the importance of setting boundaries in their lives. It explains the different types of boundaries (Physical and Emotional) and offers strategies and ideas to help parents work with children to build their own boundaries, especially when it comes to intrusive questions asked […]

Kinship Families Impacted By Substance Use KIN VIP Support Group

This new KIN VIP Support Group will begin as a 12-week pilot Support Group and will provide a community of support for kinship caregivers who have been impacted by a family member’s substance use. This group will offer a safe space where kinship caregivers can find support, understanding, resources, and hope. The group is completely […]

Helping Foster & Adopted Children Transition To A New School

Helping Foster & Adopted Children Transition to a New School will assist foster/adoptive parents in preparing to enroll a child in a new school. It will also provide practical tips for helping their children explain adoption to their classmates in a way that is comfortable to them and gives suggestions regarding answers to common adoption […]

Event Series Centers & Labs Monthly Meeting

Centers & Labs Monthly Meeting

UK CoSW Training Resource Center 1648 McGrathiana Parkway, Suite 400, Lexington, KY, United States

Monthly Staff Meeting for Centers & Labs Training Resource Center Staff. The meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of Each Month at the Training Resource Center. This is an in-person meeting. However, a Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training for any staff who cannot attend in-person.

ARC Meetings & IEPs: The Basics

ARC Meetings & IEPs: The Basics will help foster and adoptive parents understand the process of an ARC Meeting and gain a better perspective of what an IEP will look like. It offers strategies and ideas to help parents be prepared the ARC meetings. This training also offers sample IEP goals and objectives to give […]

Caring For Deaf/Hard Of Hearing Children Support Group

ASK-VIP Support Group for Foster/Adoptive Parents Caring for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children provides a welcoming, safe environment for foster and adoptive parents to share resources, concerns, ask questions, and connect with others who have a similar family dynamic. The support group is facilitated by Christina Delk. Delk has worked for 23 years as a Teacher […]

A Child’s Education: Rights & Responsibilities

A Child’s Education: Rights & Responsibilities will inform parents of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The training informs foster and adoptive parents of the processes used to determine eligibility requirements for children with disabilities. In addition, this training will equip participants to ensure children ages three to twenty-one have access to the tools […]

What To Ask When Called About A Placement

What to Ask When Called About a Placement will help foster and adoptive parents gather information before accepting a placement of a new child. During the training, participants will discuss questions to ask when receiving a call from a caseworker to help determine if the placement is a good fit for their family. Asking appropriate […]