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NEWEST  TRAINING

  • The First Eight Years – [2 Hrs Training Credit]
  •  Mandated  Reporter  Certificate  [6-Hrs Training Credit]  Foster Parents are Mandated (Required by Law!) to Report Suspected Child Abuse.    
  • 10-Hrs Training Credit:  FEMA Emergency Preparedness Training
  • 2013 Federal Mandate Requires Annual Credit Report for All Youth 16 & Older in Foster Care.   [4 Hrs Training Credit]
  • E-Learning Modules:
    • Adolescent Development [ 1Hr Training Credit]
    • Fatherhood [ 1 Hr Training Credit]
    • Talking with Teens About Reproductive Health [ 30 Mins Training Credit]


 

Back to School: Teaching “non-cognitive skills” = 1.0 Hr Training Credit
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As foster parents, we spend a considerable amount of time teaching youth in our care non-cognitive skills like listening, following directions, impulse control. This one-hour broadcast focuses on how these qualities are becoming more vital in education.
From National Public Radio station WBEZ, This American Life presents: Back to School: How “non-cognitive skills” — qualities like tenacity, resilience, impulse control — are being viewed as increasingly vital in education.Originally broadcast Sep 14, 2012.As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach kids, from Paul Tough’s new book How Children Succeed.This broadcast is in three parts.Part one 4.5 mins: Host Ira Glass talks about his experiences reporting on education and the unending question of how we can make schools better.

Part two 38.5 mins: Paul Tough discusses how “non-cognitive skills” — qualities like tenacity, resilience, impulse control — are being viewed as increasingly vital in education, and Ira speaks with economist James Heckman, who’s been at the center of this research and this shift.

Doctor Nadine Burke Harris weighs in to discuss studies that show how poverty-related stress can affect brain development, and inhibit the development of non-cognitive skills.

Part three 11 mins: How non-cognitive skills can be taught to older kids — who have gone much longer without learning things like self-control, conscientiousness and resilience. Economist James Heckman then discusses the ways in which this shift in emphasis could change the way we practice education and the way we think about learning

Behavior Management: Discipline & Punishment = 1 Hr Training Credit
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Punishment is very different from Discipline.This interactive lesson explores those differences, particularly as they apply to foster parents.Lesson Objective: Presents to foster parents differences between “Punishment” and “Discipline” with emphasis on avoidance of actions which can be considered abusiv
E-Learning Module: Adolescent Development = 1.0 Hr
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U. S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Adolescent Health – Teen Pregnancy PreventionPresents information to help you better appreciate how and why young people behave the way they do, and understand how to help young people make better decisions about their sexual health. Areas discussed include biological and brain development, cognitive development, identity and social development, and promoting healthy youth development
E-Learning Module: Talking with Teens about Reproductive Health = .50 Hr
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Office of Adolescent Health – Teen Pregnancy PreventionOnline E-Learning ModuleIt’s not always easy to speak with young people about sensitive topics, such as reproductive health or teen pregnancy. This course provides staff working with young people a concrete protocol and steps that can be followed to ease discomfort and create an open, supportive environment for sharing.
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Suicide – Part 1 (Interactive Text/Quiz) = 1 hr
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uicide, the unspoken disease, kills more people than homicide. According to the United States Surgeon General, Americans under the age of 25 accounted for 35% of the population, and 15% of all suicide deaths in 1996.Any threat of suicide by a foster child should be taken seriously. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 24 years, and the fourth- leading cause of death among those aged 10 to 14 years. The best preventive tool is communication. Encourage your foster children to report any threats of suicide. An overwhelming majority of young people who hear a suicide threat from a friend or loved one don’t report the threat to an adult.Lesson Objective: Educate foster parents about child & adolescent suicide. Curriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Multiple choice quiz with automatic scorin
TRAINING VIDEO: Back On Track = .50 Hr
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A video for and about youth in care.
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TRAINING VIDEO: Brain Development and Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds – Part 2 of 4 = 1.5 Hrs
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An engaging series 4-part video series about the neurobiology of the brain, the effect of child abuse and neglect on the developing brain and what you can do to help a child be all that he/she was meant to be. Will both inform and inspire the participant regarding the marvelous circuitry of our brain
TRAINING VIDEO: Brain Development and Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds – Part 3 of 4 = 1.5 Hrs
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An engaging series 4-part video series about the neurobiology of the brain, the effect of child abuse and neglect on the developing brain and what you can do to help a child be all that he/she was meant to be. Will both inform and inspire the participant regarding the marvelous circuitry of our brain. LBC
What to do if . . . . = 2.5 hrs
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Helpful tips and suggestions for foster parents.
A Treatment Study of Children With ADHD = .25 hrs Training Credit
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Of interest to anyone with ADHD children, this Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention summary provides valuable insight into the merits of combining a medication & behavioral modifcation treatment approach.Pass this on to families and teachers of ADHD children, as it underscores the need for structure in the home & school to modify the child’s behavior, and not solely to rely on medication. Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect = 2 Hrs Training Credit
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17 Pages. Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
Aging Out of Foster Care = .75 Hrs Training Credit
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While this study centers on youth who “aged out” of foster care in Clark County, Nevada (the greater Las Vegas area), it accurately reflects & summarizes the challenges & obstacles of most children who transition out of foster care by age.This study illuminates one of the major short-comings of the foster care system. Learning Objective: Increase foster parents’ awareness of “aging out” problem. Adobe Acrobat Reader Required
Autism Gives Woman An ‘Alien View’ Of Social Brains = .5 Hrs Training Credit
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This report deals with socialization skills and how this 27-year old college autistic college student sees them
Autism: Dr. Fred Volkmar on Asperger’s Syndrome – Audio Interview – Turn up you speakers! .5 Hrs Training Credit
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This is a National Public Radio interview by Terry Gross on the NPR program, Fresh Air, with Dr. Fred Volkmar about Asperger’s Syndrome.
Dr. Volkmar is a leading researcher in Asperger’s Syndrome, generally considered to be a form of autism characterized by deficits in social interaction and non-verbal communication. In the early 1990s, Volkmar led the team that helped develop the definition of autism used by the American Psychiatric Assoc. He is the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center
Autism: Michael John Carley on Asperger’s Syndrome – Audio Interview – Turn up you speakers! = .25 Hrs Training Credit
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Fresh Air from WHYY, May 5, 2004 · Michael Carley is the executive director of GRASP, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership. In 2000, he and his then 4-year-old son were diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. GRASP works to educate the public about the disorder
Autism: Temple Grandin Audio Interview – Turn up you speakers! = .5 Hrs Training Credit
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Audio Interview with Temple Grandin author of “A Key to Animal Behavior”. Fresh Air Interview from WHYY, January 11, 2005.
In January 2005, Terry Gross of National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air” program interviewed Temple Grandin. This audio interview provides a great insight into the world of autism.Temple Grandin is currently an assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Her new book is “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior”.Temple Grandin is one of the nation’s top designers of livestock facilities. She is also autistic. In her 1995 book “Thinking in Pictures”, she described how her inner-autistic world led her to develop an empathy for how animals cope.
Blood Bourne Pathogens & Other Potentially Infectious Materials = 1 Hr Training Credit
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An excellent overview of the risks of infection one is exposed to when dealing with blood or other bodily fluids or materials, and the basic precautions one should take to avoid infection of yourself or others.
Written primarily for healthcare workers, this 7-page overview can be equally applied to foster parents.Includes a 10-question, self-test (no score is kept)
Borderline Personality: Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder, and finding treatment that works = 1 Hr Training Credit
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Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder, and finding treatment that works. Guest: Dr. Leland Heller
Many foster children suffer from some type of personality disorder. Because foster parents are “on the front line”, we are often the first to recognize that the child has a problem. It’s important therefore for foster parents to have an awareness of what some of these personality disorders are and how they can be treated
CPR-When to use = .5 Hr Training Credit
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A summary of when to use CPR and the steps involved. Makes a good reference to refresh yourself. This is not intended as a substitute for taking CPR training from a qualified CPR instructor. Most agencies require foster parents to be CPR qualified annually
Child Abuse Awareness – Reading Text & Quiz = 2 Hrs Training Credit
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Awareness of child abuse in its various forms is the first step in prevention. As foster parents, we need to be pro-active in making others aware of the problem.This module is designed to be used by foster parents to train others about the growing problem of child abuse. When presented, this training workshop should only last about one-hour.Additional training aids will be presented as part of this “Child Abuse Awareness” series. These include the quiz which is included here, a separate copy of the reading text which can be copied & handed out, a community resource sheet and a sample poster.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Foster parents are advised to respect confidentiality of the children in their care when discussing child abuse issues. Foster parents are encouraged to become more proactive by offering to hold a Child Abuse Awareness training session at their work, school, church or community group.The recommended number of participants is 10 to 12
Child Abuse Awareness – Workshop Guide = 2 Hrs Training Credit
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A complete guide to putting on a one-hour Child Abuse Awareness workshop for 10 to 12 people at work, school, church or anywhere in the community.Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.Includes pages which the foster parent can print out, copy and hand out to workshop participants: Workshop Poster, Community Resource List, Child Abuse Awareness Quiz, etc.A very detailed guide to putting on an awareness workshop. Anyone foster parent who takes the time to prepare and make copies of the handouts, can do it, even if you’ve never conducted a workshop before!
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Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers = 8 Hrs Training Credit
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Must reading for any foster parent who wants to understand the process of Child Protective Services.This 145-page manual examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers, who are at the forefront of every community’s child protection efforts. The manual describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish each stage: intake, initial assessment or investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, evaluation of family progress, and case closure. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout. The primary audience for this manual includes CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. State and local CPS agency trainers may use the manual for preservice or inservice training of CPS caseworkers, while schools of social work may add it to class reading lists to orient students to the field of child protection. In addition, other professionals and concerned community members may consult the manual for a greater understanding of the child protection process. LBC
Childrens Sexual Behaviors = .5 Hr Training Credit
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An overview of normal and abnormal sexual behaviors in children
Chronic Child Neglect = 2 Hrs Training Credit
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published 201320 Pages2 Hrs Training CreditThis bulletin for professionals discusses what we know about chronic child neglect and then reviews ways to work with families experiencing chronic neglect, including critical elements of successful casework practice, examples of what agencies are doing, and ways agencies can integrate child welfare approaches to chronic neglect with prevention and early intervention efforts. Examples of promising interventions and programs are included
Clean – A critical look at the nation’s approach to drug treatment = .75 Hr Training Credit
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A Father Tells The Story Of His Son’s Struggle To Stay ‘Clean’
National Public Radio Fresh Air Host Terry Gross Interviews author David Sheff.Turn Up Your Speakers!Thurs, April 4, 2013 – 33 min”The view that drug use is a moral choice is pervasive, pernicious and wrong,” writes David Sheff in Clean, a critical look at the nation’s approach to drug treatment. Sheff argues that we should not wait for “rock bottom” — that addiction should be treated promptly, just like any other disease
Dealing With Dishonesty = 2 Hrs Training Credit
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This brief, yet detailed fact sheet provides a number of different strategies which the foster parent can use to address persistent dishonesty in a child.
It is suggested you download and discuss these recommended approaches in a team approach involving each foster parent, as well as the child’s teachers, case worker, CASA, counselor, and if involved, the child’s family.Adobe Acrobat Reader Require
Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare System = 2 Hrs
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Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that affects every segment of the population. It is critical for child welfare professionals and other providers who work with children who have experienced abuse to understand the relationship between domestic violence and child maltreatment, as many families experiencing domestic violence also come to the attention of the child welfare system. This bulletin discusses the extent of the overlap between domestic violence and child welfare, some of the effects of domestic violence on child witnesses, and the trend toward a more collaborative, communitywide response to the issue. It also features promising practices from States and local communities
Drugs: Juveniles and Drugs = 1 Hr
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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse prepared this fact sheet to summarize current information on juveniles and illicit drugs. This 8-page fact sheet includes information on youth drug use, juvenile drug-related crime, and programs designed to prevent or treat youth drug abuse
E-Learning Module: Fatherhood = 1.0 Hr
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U. S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Adolescent Health – Teen Pregnancy PreventionThis course provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the well-being of their children. It will equip organizations to effectively support fathers — consistently and for the long-term — and reduce the ill effects of father absence in their communities
Engaging Families in Case Planning = 2 Hrs
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information Gateway
Year Published 201213 Pages2 Hrs Training CreditThis bulletin for child welfare professionals discusses the importance of involving families in case planning and provides strategies for caseworkers and agencies that can encourage and support family engagement. Strategies include family teaming, solution-based casework, and structured decision-making, among others. Outcomes from States’ Child and Family Services Reviews show the need for employing new strategies to engage families. Three examples are provided of innovative ways that agencies are promoting family engagement.Adobe Acrobat Reader Required

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Enhancing Permanency for Youth in Out-of-Home Care = 2 Hrs
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information GatewayYear Published 201318 Pages2 Hrs Training CreditAddresses the specific challenges of permanency planning with youth and highlights successful models and strategies. After reviewing background statistics and research on outcomes for youth who leave foster care without a permanent family, the bulletin looks at Federal legislation enacted to improve these outcomes. Specific strategies for improving youth permanency are described, and examples of programs across the country using these strategies are provided
FAS & FAE: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effect = 2 Hrs
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Interactive Text & Quiz: Up to two-thirds of Special Education children may suffer from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect. Many in the foster care field feel that a similar majority of foster children are FAS/FAE victims. Here’s what you need to know.Lesson Objective: Offers foster parents a basic understanding of FAS/FAE Curriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Multiple choice quiz with automatic scorin
FEMA: Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness = 10 Hrs
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IMPORTANT NOTE
This training is offered through the U.S. Government Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) web site.Your FosterParentTraining.com Training Certificate for this training topic is conditional, and states that you must have taken the online FEMA Final Exam to qualify for your 10 Hours Training Credit.Course Overview”Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness” has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive. LBC
Family Engagement = 2 Hrs
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information GatewayYear Published 201017 PagesR2 Hrs Training CreditEngaging and partnering with families involved in child welfare is the foundation of good casework practice, and it can benefit children and families in many ways. This bulletin for child welfare professionals explores family engagement, a family-centered and strengths-based approach to partnering with families in making decisions, setting goals, and achieving desired outcomes. The bulletin discusses how professionals can meaningfully engage families, specific strategies for family engagement, and examples of State and local child welfare programs that have achieved success with engaging families.

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Foster Care In America – Part 2, Florida and Illinois, .15 Hr, NPR Audio
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May 25, 2004 · America’s foster-care system has produced heart-warming stories of finding loving homes for children whose parents at some time could not — or would not — care for them. Those stories, however, have been tempered by seemingly frequent stories of children abused by foster families and bounced from home to home. In the second day of our week-long look at the system charged with the oversight of 500,000 children on an average day, we focus specifically on the troubled agencies handling Florida’s foster care, and those of the rapidly improving Illinois system. NPR’s Tavis Smiley talks with two reporters that have looked into foster care in their states, Carol Marbin Miller of The Miami Herald and Cornelia Grumman, an editorial writer with The Chicago Tribune. LBC
Foster Care In America – Part 3, Celebrities Lend a Hand = .15 Hr, NPR Audio
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Foster Care In America – Part 4, Cross-Racial Adoptions = .15 Hr, NPR Audio
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May 27, 2004 · The U.S. Census Bureau says more than one in six adopted kids are of a different race than their parents. Statistics show that in the foster care system nationally, almost 60 percent of children are black or Latino. For years, there have been acrimonious debates over whether children of color should be placed only with parents who are of the same race. As our series on foster care continues, reporter Allison Keyes examines so-called “trans-racial” adoptions.
Foster Care In America – Part 5, The State of the System = .15 Hr, NPR Audio
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May 28, 2004 · The U.S. government says there were 542,000 children in foster care as of September 2001 — and most were children of color. For the final report in our week-long look at U.S. foster care, NPR’s Allison Keyes looks at the process and examines the state of the U.S. child welfare system.
Foster Care In America = Part 1, .15 Hr, NPR Audio
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After a year of analysis, conversations with professionals, parents and children, in 2004 the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care released recommendations to overhaul America’s foster care system. NPR’s Tony Cox speaks with Carol Spigner, a member of the Pew Commission and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.
While nearly 14 years have passed since the original recommendations were made, little has really changed.
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Foster Care and Adoption: A Complicated Path = .75 Hr Credit, NPR Audio
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Talk of the Nation, May 17, 2005 · Foster care is supposed to put kids on the road to a permanent home. But even for foster parents who want to adopt, the system is often an unfriendly place. Many obstacles stand in the road from foster care to adoption.Guests: Jeff Katz, senior fellow, Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; conducted the study “Listening to Parents: Overcoming the Barriers to the Adoption of Children from Foster Care”Kathy Ledesma, adoptions manager, state of Oregon; president, National Association of Adoption ManagersJustice Maura Corrigan, Supreme Court Justice in Michigan; active in foster care adoption issues
Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted Child = .25 Hr
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Helping Your Foster Child Transition to Your Adopted ChildThis six-page Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides foster parents who are adopting their foster child with guidance.PDF – Adobe Acrobat Reader Required LBC
Homework Helper Form = .5 Hr
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A one-page form to help your foster child structure their homework in a logical, step-by-step sequence. An excellent addition to the popular “agendas” being used by schools.Lesson Objective: Provide foster parents with structured outline to use when children have problems organizing their homework study timeCurriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Application & use of guide with their foster children
How Does the Child Welfare System Work? = .25 Hr
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This 8-page document was prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway. Particularly informative for first-time foster parents, it provides an overview of what is a complex system of which foster care is only one part. LBC
Introduction to Behavior Management = 1 Hr
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Managing the behaviors of foster children can be a daunting task. This is an introduction to what all foster parents need to know to accomplish that task.Lesson Objective: Provide foster parents with an introduction to managing negative behaviorsCurriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Mutilple choice quiz with automatic scoring to be offered separately. LBC
Learning To Lie – Why & When Children Lie = 2 Hrs
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“Learning to Lie,” explores why kids lie. First considering the prevalence of teens’ lying to their parents, on a wide variety of topics, we examine when lying begins for little kids: discussing the work of scholars such as McGill University’s Dr. Victoria Talwar, we take a look at the developmental (cognitive) and environmental factors that come into play (such as parents and siblings). We then return to teens’ lying – to examine how this lying is more about a teen’s development of autonomy. And that surprisingly, it turns out that, for a teen, arguing is actually a good sign; it means the teen respects an adult enough to tell the truth about what’s going on in her life. LBC
Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect = .25 Hr
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This 8-page fact sheet was produced by Child Welfare Information Gateway. It provides an overview of effects of child abuse
Making Permanence a Reality for Children and Youth In Fostercare = 2 Hrs
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Produced by the Casey Family Foundation and The Childrens Defence Fund, this 28-page document examines the problems and offers alternatives to the difficulty in finding permanent placement for children and youth in foster care.As foster parents on the front line of foster care, it is our job to lobby for changes at both the state and federal levels to bring about changes in how children are permanently placed out of foster care. This publication offers alternative solutions which you can give to your legislators at act on.As foster parents, we know first-hand how aggressive agencies and caseworkers can be to get a child, whose parental rights have been terminated, adopted. But did you know that one reason states are so aggressive is that the Federal Government pays the state $4,000 per child adopted and an additional $2,000 per special needs child!But when adoption isn’t the best solution, states don’t receive any Federal help. LBC
Mandated Reporter: Mandated Reporting One Page Easy Steps = .25 Hr
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One page reference sheet listing What Must Be Reported and How To Report.While written specifically for child care providers in California, this page will serve as a guide to all foster parents regardless of your location. LBC
Mandated Reporter: Suspected Child Abuse Report Form = .25 Hr
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One page Suspected Child Abuse Report Form.While written for reporting Suspected Child Abuse in California, this form meets the needs of all foster parents and investigating agencies regardless of location. LBC
Mandated Reporter: Training and Certificate = 5 Hrs
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While created specifically for child care providers in California, this training will assist all foster parents to objectively recognize, document, and report suspected child abuse regardless of location.There are TWO parts to this training. Part One, General Training is required first and can take up to 4 Hours to complete. A score of 80 % is required to pass. Members using a personal computing device (tablet, I-Pad, cellphone) must have access to a printer to print out their Training Certificate.5.0 Training Hours Credit – NOTE: To receive 5 Hours Training Credit from FosterParentTraining.com, you must successfully complete and pass both the General Training and Childcare Provider Training, and provide a printed copy of the Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Certificate. LBC
Mandatory Reporters & Summaries of All State Laws = 1 Hr
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This fact sheet discusses laws that designate the groups of professionals that are required to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect. Reporting by other persons, the responsibilities of institutions in making reports, standards for making a report, and confidentiality of reports also are discussed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included
Med Log Chart = .5 Hr
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A Med Log form to track the medications, times, dosages,etc. Save it on your computer and print one out each month for each foster child who takes any medication.Lesson Objective: Provides foster parents with an organized approach to keeping a medication record for each foster child. LBC
Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System = 2 Hrs
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information GatewayYear Published 2014R13 Pages2 Hrs Training CreditThis bulletin provides child welfare workers and related professionals with information on the intersection of substance use disorders and child maltreatment and describes strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment, including examples of effective programs and practices. LBC
Parenting The Sexually Abused Child = .5 Hr
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This eleven-page Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides a basic understanding of parenting sexually abused children and youth. LBC
Parenting the Adopted Adolescent = .50 Hr
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This eleven-page Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides foster parents who have adopted a child some basic guidance on what to expect when that child becomes a teen. Or when foster parents adopt a teen. LBC
Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt = 2 Hrs
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Author(s) US Govt. Child Welfare Information GatewayYear Published 201314 Pages2 Hrs Training CreditFoster parents are the most important source of adoptive families for children in the child welfare system. In order to facilitate these types of adoption, professionals should be knowledgeable about the benefits, costs, and practice implications. This bulletin for professionals discusses the ways that professionals can help foster parents before, during, and after they adopt in order to ensure that the child and family experience a successful adoption outcome. LBC
Principles of Natural & Logical Consequences = .25 hr
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As children get older, the use of “natural and logical consequences” becomes more important in disciplining. It’s a basic requirement for living in society
Suicide – Part 2 FAQ & Someone You Know Thinking About Suicide? = 1.0 hrs
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FAQ & Someone You Know Thinking About Suicide?Two-part Document:a. FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions about suicide. Questions from students. Is Someone You Know Thinking About Suicide? The “clues” are there. We need to know what to recognize. Lesson Objective: Educate foster parents about child & adolescent suicideCurriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Mutilple choice quiz with automatic scoring accompanies Part 1. LBC
Suicide – Part 3 – Misconceptions About Suicide = .5 Hr
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This document dispels the major misconceptions about suicide.Lesson Objective: Educate foster parents about child & adolescent suicideCurriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Mutilple choice quiz with automatic scoring accompanies Part
Suicide – Part 4 – Explaining Suicide to Children = .25 Hr
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Foster parents may find themselves in the position of having to counsel a foster child who’s lost a family member to suicide. This guide from Suicide Awareness\Voices of Educationcan be a good resource to have available.Lesson Objective: A resource for foster parents when a member of a foster child’s family has committed suicideCurriculum activity: Reading text Evaluation: Mutilple choice quiz with automatic scoring accompanies Part
THE HIGH COST OF BEING POOR: Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead = 2.5 Hrs Training Credit
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Analyzes the growing problem of predatory pricing and wealth-stripping faced by low-income working families, draining resources that are needed by their children. The Casey Foundation offers a number of solutions to the largely-ignored issue of the high costs of being poor in America.
Lays out practical solutions to helping low income families. If applied, these solutions can have a positive impact our nation’s children.Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families
TRAINING SLIDESHOW: Reforming the Juvenile Justice System = .25 Hr
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Annie E. Casey Foundation
Our juvenile justice system is badly in need of repair. This slideshow goes inside the juvenile detention systems in Laredo, Texas and Portland, Oregon and points to the need for urgent national reforms.Photographs by Steve Liss
TRAINING VIDEO: All My Relations = .75 Hr
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About the importance of cultural connections for Native American children.
TRAINING VIDEO: Behavior Management – Ages 11 to 18, Part 1 of 3 = 1.0 Hr
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This 3-part video series deals with behaviors of children experiencing emotional distress. Shows how to create a supportive environment for youth in care
TRAINING VIDEO: Behavioral Challenges in Foster Care = 1.0 Hr
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Techniques to work with the behaviors of children who have had many of their needs challenged. Topics include:
* Preventing challenging behaviors* Starting off a foster parent/child relationship better* Learn how to get an existing relationship that has gone sideways back to the basics* Brain model research* Discipline techniques

* Foster parent personal care and stress LBC

TRAINING VIDEO: Bright Futures in Preventative Mental Health, Video #1 Mental Health, 1.5 Hrs
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4-part video series curriculum developed by the University of Washington to address the mental health of children in care.
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TRAINING VIDEO: Bright Futures in Preventative Mental Health, Video #2 Overview, .5 Hrs
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Part 2 of a 4-part video series curriculum developed by the University of Washington to address the mental health of children in care.
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Bright Futures in Preventative Mental Health, Video #3 Panel, 1.0 Hr
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Part 3 of a 4-part video series curriculum developed by the University of Washington to address the mental health of children in care. LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Bright Futures in Preventative Mental Health, Video #4 Treehouse, 0.75 Hr
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Part 4 of a 4-part video series curriculum developed by the University of Washington to address the mental health of children in care.
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Clinical Issues for the Relative Caregiver = 2.0 Hrs
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Expert and author, Dr. Joseph Crumbley, addresses the unique issues of relatives caring for children. He discusses:
* Family dynamics
* Clinical family issues
* Strategies and goals to help deal with the issues
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Make a Difference = 0.25 Hr
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Annie E. Casey Foundation
2003The Make a Difference video was developed by the Oregon Department of Human Services as a tool for resource family recruitment and training. The video illustrates the value of birth parent/foster parent relationship building and offers examples of short-term and permanent foster care living arrangements. (10:05 minutes)Two Flash Video versions available. One for fast Internet connections, the other for slow connections.
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Team Decisionmaking: Involving Family and Community in Child Welfare Decisions = 0.50 Hr
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Annie E. Casey Foundation
2003This video from Casey’s Family to Family initiative provides a look at team decision making meetings and the benefits derived when placement decisions are made in partnership with parents, youth, community members, and other key stakeholders in a child’s life. (21:00 minutes)Two Flash Video versions available. One for fast Internet connections, one for slow.
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Voices of Youth: Supporting Adolescents in Foster Care = 0.50 Hr
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Annie E. Casey Foundation
2003This video features a candid conversation with foster youth as they describe their experiences in the foster care system. (17:30 minutes)Two Flash video versions available. One for fast Internet connections, one for slow.
LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Behavior Management – Ages 11 to 18, Part 3 of 3 = .5 Hr
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This 3-part video series deals with behaviors of children experiencing emotional distress. Shows how to create a supportive environment for youth in care.
TRAINING VIDEO: Behavior Management – Ages 11 to 18, Part 2 of 3 = 1.0 Hr
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This 3-part video series deals with behaviors of children experiencing emotional distress. Shows how to create a supportive environment for youth in care.
TRAINING VIDEO: Brain Development and Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds – Part 1 of 4 = 1.5 Hrs
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An engaging series 4-part video series about the neurobiology of the brain, the effect of child abuse and neglect on the developing brain and what you can do to help a child be all that he/she was meant to be. Will both inform and inspire the participant regarding the marvelous circuitry of our brain. LBC
TRAINING VIDEO: Brain Development and Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds – Part 4 of 4 = 1.5 Hrs
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An engaging series 4-part video series about the neurobiology of the brain, the effect of child abuse and neglect on the developing brain and what you can do to help a child be all that he/she was meant to be. Will both inform and inspire the participant regarding the marvelous circuitry of our brain
The Adoption Home Study Process = .25 Hr
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This six-page Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides a basic understanding of the Home Study process required for any child being adopted in the United States.
Even if you don’t intend to adopt any of your foster children, this document gives you a good understanding of what is involved for the prospective adoptive families that may be visiting your home and foster children.PDF – Adobe Acrobat Reader Required! LBC
The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration of Marriage, Family and the American Community = 2 Hrs
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This report is from The Heritage Foundation
The First Eight Years – giving kids a foundation for lifetime success = 2 Hrs
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The First Eight Years – giving kids a foundation for lifetime successAnnie E Casey FoundationKids Count Policy Report20 Pgs – PD
Transitioning from Fostercare = .25 Hr
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Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children: Infancy to Age 18 = 12 Hrs)
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Two-week Assessment Form = .5 Hr
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This form helps foster parents to evaluate either a new foster placement or to monitor/document the behavior of an existing placement. A great help in talking to caseworkers, counselors, and others about a child in placement.
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Early Brain Development = .75 Hr
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Produced by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, this 14-page document provides an insight into the research findings of the past 20 years showing how early childhood abuse actually changes the structure of the brain.
LBC
What is a Surrogate Parent? = .25 Hr
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A “Surrogate Parent” is required by the Federal Special Education Law when a child’s natural parent or guardian is not present for IEP meetings (Individual Educational Program).At times when the child’s caseworker is not available to attend an IEP, the school district may require a “Surrogate Parent” to sit in.Many Foster Parents take the training to become Surrogate Parents. Although they can’t be a Surrogate Parent for their own foster children, they may for other foster kids. This is often beneficial given the understanding that foster parents have for children in foster care.The Surrogate Parent represents the child’s parent’s best interests regarding Special Education decision
What to take to Medical Appointments = .5 Hr
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Youth and Credit: Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth: A Reference Guide for Child Welfare Agencies = 2 Hrs
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This guide describes the basic processes for requesting credit reports for youth in foster care from the three credit bureaus. It introduces some key benefits and challenges associated with interpreting different types of credit reports and presents decision makers with ideas and approaches to consider in helping youth review their credit reports, resolve inaccuracies and protect against future errors, identity theft or fraud. Finally, it reinforces the importance of good credit as a financial asset that youth can begin to build as they transition out of foster care and into successful adulthood. LBC
Youth and Credit: Protecting the Credit of Youth in Foster Care = 2 Hrs
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From the Annie E.Casey Foundation:This guide provides advice on the best way for caseworkers and other adults to comply with the new federal law requiring child welfare agencies to request an annual credit report for youth in foster care starting at age 16 and until they leave the child welfare system — and to help young people resolve any issues that come up in those credit report checks. Child welfare workers, foster parents, kinship caregivers, youth advocacy organizations and others who work with youth and young adults in foster care will find useful information on teaching young people about credit, clearing their credit issues to get them on the road to financial health and equipping them to maintain good credit in the future. LBC

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