UK Training Resource Center Serves Foster and Adoptive Families

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2014) − The University of Kentucky College of Social Work’s Training Resource Center (TRC) has held a longstanding partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services. Through this collaboration, the TRC has administered foster and adoptive training and support programs throughout the Commonwealth for over a decade. These include Adoption Support for Kentucky, Medically Fragile Training, Resource Parent Mentor, Resource Parent Training and the Special Advocates for Education programs. To learn more about the services each of these offers, please visit The Training Resource Center’s partnership with the Department for Community Based Services expanded this year to include efforts to recognize those people who care for Kentucky’s most and valuable resource — its children. TRC team members have dedicated themselves to coordinating nine appreciation events — one in each of the Department’s Service Regions — aimed at highlighting the outstanding service resource families provide to families and children in need. The TRC is pleased to be involved in these events aimed at honoring the work and commitment of Kentucky’s foster parents. “We feel privileged to serve those who serve Kentucky’s families and children in this way,” said Jessica Fletcher, associate director for the TRC.  “From venue selection, to the design of the program booklet, and everything in between, our team strives to make sure the appreciation is in the details. Our goal is for those foster and adoptive families who attend to walk away knowing that both the Department for Community Based Services and the University of Kentucky appreciate what they do every day to provide safe, loving homes for children in need.” Future events are listed below: Salt River Trail Region, May 6 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center, Shepherdsville, Ky. Jefferson Region, May 22 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus, Louisville, Ky. Eastern Mountain Region, May 29 at Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg, Ky. Northeastern Region, June 19 at Carter Caves State Park, Olive Hill, Ky. The Lakes Region, June 26th at UK Research and Education Center, Princeton, Ky.   MEDIA CONTACT: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or 

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