Caregiver Training Schedule_July 2024

Advanced Adoption: Effects of Trauma and Loss on Adopted Children 
This course takes you beyond the introductory level into beginning to understand more deeply the emotional, mental and physical needs an adoptive child may have. A startlingly high number of adoptions are not successful, which is why it is so important that you have realistic expectations and adequate support, both of which are explored in this training.
5:30-8 p.m. July 2
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Building Parental Resilience for Kinship Caregivers
This course helps you understand the importance of self-care and practical ideas for how to do it. You 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. July 24
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Caring for Drug Impacted Infants and Toddlers
This training provides an in-depth exploration of drug-impacted infants and toddlers. The training focuses on how to identify and address the impacts drugs have on infants and toddlers; how to recognize symptoms; set up a successful environment and work together with the team in providing care for the child. Caregivers will leave this training feeling empowered to care for a drug impacted Infant as they grow through infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 2
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Cultural Humility
This course provides participants with an overview of cultural humility and helps participants recognize the importance of honoring a child’s cultural identity. Course learnings include strategies for parents who are fostering or adopting to respect as well as navigate differences in values from the children and families while acknowledging imbalances of power and inequities.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8
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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.
1-3 p.m. July 17
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Honoring Their History: Memory Preservation for Children in Care
The new training “Honoring Their History: Memory Preservation for Children in Care” focuses on how to support a child’s well-being through the recording of memories and other parts of their life during their time away from their family. This webinar introduces the idea of memory preservation as central to a child’s welfare, because it provides many benefits to emotional and mental health. 
10 a.m.-12 p.m. July 18
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The Inherent Strengths of Kinship Families
The Inherent Strengths in Kinship Families is a training series developed by Dr. Joseph Crumbley for kinship caregivers. The series takes a strength-based perspective in outlining different topics that are unique to kinship families and providing strategies for caregivers.

The Inherent Strengths of Kinship Families: Attachment
9-11 a.m. July 20

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Parenting the Positive Discipline Way: Introduction to Positive Discipline
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.

Introduction to Positive Discipline
5:30-7:30 p.m. July 8

Encouraging Parenting Solutions
9:30-11:30 a.m. July 18

Connection Before Correction
1-3 p.m. July 18

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Trauma Informed Parenting
This course helps participants learn the three Rs (Regulate, Relate, Reason) and other practical trauma-informed parenting strategies. Participants will learn to recognize the importance of finding activities to have fun with children; recognize the importance of connected parenting and the relationship as the foundational cornerstone; understand how to promote healthy behaviors; and recognize the importance of a parent’s self-regulation.
1-4 p.m. July 23
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Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Module 1: Connecting Principles
TBRI is an attachment-based approach to parenting that is designed to meet the complex needs of children. This module covers several topics including the attachment cycle, infant attachment classifications, what happens when things go wrong in attachment, adult attachment styles, and applying your knowledge through TBRI Connecting Principles using Mindful Engagement, Choices, Compromises, and Life Value Terms.
9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 15 and 16
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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. July 23
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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. July 13
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