Caregiver Training Schedule_December 2023

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This training for caregivers develops an understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as presented in DSM 5 and alternate behavioral descriptions from Daniel Amen, MD. The training also covers the common developmental course of ADHD and a 7 Step Intervention pathway for home and school success.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11
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Building Life Skills for Drug Impacted Children
This training focuses on how children exposed to prenatal substance abuse in their life have an increased chance of experiencing many effects. The goal of this training is to identify and address the impacts prenatal drug use has on children and set up a successful environment and coping skills.
12-3 p.m. Dec. 13
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Building Parental Resilience for Kinship Caregivers
This course helps participants understand the importance of self-care and practical ideas for how to do it. Participants will understand signs of stress and burnout and recognize the importance of maintaining their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 16
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Caregiver’s Understanding and Supporting Family Time
This training is designed to provide an understanding of Family Time. As caregivers, you play an important role in supporting children, siblings and families in maintaining their connections. Family Time will be developed to give parents and children quality time, in the least restrictive setting, so their family bonds and connections will be preserved while temporarily not being able to live together. You will learn what will be included in Family Time plans and the reasoning around supervision levels.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 4
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Chaos to Calm: Promoting Attachment in Out-of-Home Care
This training provides an in-depth exploration of secure attachment and challenges to attachment as well as building caregiver skills to enhance attachment with children in out of home care.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5
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Eating Disorders and Beyond
This training covers how to recognize and support disordered eating and recovery from disordered eating. Participants will learn when and how to seek professional help, feeding practices to encourage a positive eating environment for all ages, and reasons that hoarding occurs and how to respond to it.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16
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Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching helps prepare children from birth to 5 years old for the challenges they face throughout their lifetime. A child’s ability to delight in the happy times and recover from the bad ones is a key part of emotional health. By learning and practicing the 5 steps of Emotion Coaching, you can make an important investment in a child’s future.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 12
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Impact of Substance Use
This course helps participants understand the short- and long-term impact on children exposed to substances prenatally. This includes FASD and issues that may be present if parents use(d) substances, and medical issues that can arise due to substance exposure, including higher risk of later addiction.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 5
6-8 p.m. Dec. 19
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Impacts of Prenatal Drug Exposure
This training will identify and address the various types of drugs used during pregnancy; the impacts those drugs have on the Infant, toddler, and school-age child; and recognize the effects of prenatal drug exposure so caregivers can be proactive in their care and guidance of the children in their care.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 5

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Introduction to the Investigative Process for Caregivers
Going through an investigation can be scary. Understanding the process, knowing your rights, and being informed about the laws and process can make it a lot easier. This course provides licensed and unlicensed caregivers a deep look at the Licensing Division (LD) Child Protective Services (CPS) and Licensing Investigation (LD) processes, starting with Intake, through the investigation, and concluding with the report and the potential for appeals.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 21
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Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others
This course is designed for licensed and unlicensed caregivers caring for children currently or previously involved in the dependency system. Caregiver Core Training (CCT) is not a prerequisite. However, this course is supplemental to CCT for kinship caregivers, and can be a field experience during CCT.
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 12
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Kinship Parenting

This webinar acknowledges the complexities associated with caring for children who are related, including: divided loyalties, redefining roles and relationships, setting boundaries with parents and other relatives, and the range of emotions including anger, resentment, guilt and/or embarrassment that caregivers can feel. Strategies for how to manage family dynamics and conflicts, identify triggers and effectively manage stress are shared.
5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5
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Paper Trail: Documentation Training for Caregivers
This training will cover best practices for documentation to prepare and support you and others involved in the child’s life, with the ultimate goal of sharing information, concerns and progress. Focused learnings around why documentation matters are central to the course – specific scenarios help translate ideas to real-life examples.
10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13
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Parenting Teens
The “Parenting Teens” series comprises seven parts for prospective and current foster, adoptive, kinship and guardian parents who are or will be raising older children from foster care who have moderate to severe emotional and behavioral challenges.

Parenting Teens Part 1: Introduction and Understanding the Impact of Trauma in Youth in Foster Care
12-3 p.m. Dec. 8

Parenting Teens Part 2: Parenting Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma
12-3 p.m. Dec. 12

Parenting Teen Part 5: Understanding and Managing Youth’s Challenging Behaviors First Session
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 9

Parenting Teens Part 6: Understanding and Managing Youth’s Challenging Behaviors Second Session
1-4 p.m. Dec. 9

Parenting Teens Part 7: New Suitcase of Parenting Knowledge and Skills
4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 14

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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way
This series of courses for caregivers teaches the Positive Discipline model. The first course, Introduction to Positive Discipline, teaches the foundational concepts of the model and is required before taking any of the other six courses. After this first course is taken, the remaining modules may be taken in any order.

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way: Introduction to Positive Discipline
4-6 p.m. Dec. 5

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Relative/Kinship Caregiving: Navigating Change and Supporting the Children in Your Care
This course explores how to navigate changing relationships between adults as well as the feelings and behaviors of the children. You’ll spend time in class focusing on yourself, too, looking at how you can cope and care for yourself through the inevitable ups and downs.
1-4 p.m. Dec. 19
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Suicide Prevention LEARN® Training by Forefront for Caregivers
LEARN is a suicide awareness training that helps participants identify and act on signs of suicide.
5-8 p.m. Dec. 13
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Talking With Children About Race
Recent research has shown that children have very complex understandings of differences and how they make meaning of stereotypes. Because of this, it is important to give children anti-bias messages, through actions and words that actively counter what they are internalizing and witnessing in the world. In this workshop we will explore how children and youth learn and practice racism and privilege. Participants will learn strategies to for acting on teachable moments and ways to create counter narratives.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4
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Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Module 3: Correcting Principles
TBRI® is an attachment-based approach to parenting that is designed to meet the complex needs of children. TBRI uses the Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. This module is designed to help participants learn skills that can be used to manage children’s behavior.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14
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Trust-Based Relational Intervention: Introduction and Overview to TBRI
TBRI® (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. This course is an overview designed to give you exposure to all parts of TBRI® by highlighting the ways in which each section of the intervention strategy fits into the holistic nature of TBRI®.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12
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Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children
The training develops caregivers’ understanding of the diagnosis (especially in those under 6 years of age) as well as covering Developmental Trauma Disorder for complex trauma events often experienced by youth in alternative care situations.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12
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Why Children Lie: Development, Trauma, and Supporting the Truth
This training will take you through understanding what lying is, why it happens and how to support the truth. “Why Children Lie” addresses lying on several levels.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 2
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