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Helping children heal from abuse or neglect is rewarding but hard. Like the children in their care, resource parents often feel overwhelmed by strong feelings and are unsure how to take care of themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
During this training, participants will explore the following objectives:
1. Why is self-care essential?
2. How does my child’s trauma affect me?
3. What are some tips for parenting children who have been traumatized?
4. The barriers to good self-care.
5. The road to good self-care.
Kentucky Autism Center presents a training on importance of teaching social skills. Participants will learn what skills to teach, how to determine skill deficits vs. performance deficits, and methods to teaching these skills.
Kentucky Autism Training Center will present a training about how puberty can affect children with autism. Foster parents will learn special considerations to consider when teaching spectrum children about puberty. Participants will have resources that they can apply in their foster homes.
This presentation gives a general overview of ADHD types and symptoms throughout several developmental stages. A trauma informed approach and co-existing conditions are also discussed. The journey to diagnosis is presented while highlighting various behavior scales frequently used. Finally, treatment options are presented including behavior therapies/parent training, referrals to specialists, floor time and medications. The addendum includes a variety of teaching sheets and resource links for participants’ further research.
The best medicine is preventative right? So, watch this video to learn the what and how and why of record keeping as pertains to your foster youth. You’ll get familiar with what to do with forms and what’s required, what’s suggested and a quick how to tutorial for tracking information. There’s handouts for your access and for creating your child’s binder as well.
Kentucky Autism Training Center presents characteristics of autism and other symptoms or diagnoses that may be occurring at the same time.
Caring for a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) provides an overview of RAD, including differing types, treatments, support for caregivers and discussions to have with your doctor about what to expect.
Welcoming a new youth into your home is vital to bonding with the child. In this training, you can hear from the youth, in their own words, how foster parents made them feel welcome. There is a tip sheet attached and helpful ideas for building a relationship with your foster child from the beginning.
Nevada's Just in Time Training is a web based service program designed to connect foster parents, kinship or other caregivers with training, peer experts and other resources. Questions are answered and practical solutions to care for children are discussed - all from the comfort of your home or office.