2013 Foster Care Parent Trainings

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Michigan State University
School of Social Work Continuing Education:
  Announcing Foster Care Parent Training Courses

FREE
Foster Care 
Parent 
Training!


Are you a
foster parent, adoptive parent, or kinship family member?

Do you know someone who
is a foster
parent, adoptive parent, or kinship family member?


Please share
these FREE 
trainings with foster parents, adoptive and kinship families!



 

 

 

This training is FREE. These workshops are designed for foster families, but adoptive and kinship families can benefit from them as well. This series is being offered free of charge to foster, adoptive and kinship families by MSU School of Social Work. These are not eligible for Continuing Education credit. 
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In this email:

  • How to register for face-to-face programs

  • Upcoming Foster Care Trainings


You can register for a program in one of three ways: 
ONLINE click here
Fax a registration form to (517) 353-2599
Mail a registration form to MSU-School of Social Work  212 Baker Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824


Upcoming 2013 Foster Care Training Events

Nurturing the Wholehearted Parent: Preventing Burnout (Course 701-13)

Date(s):

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time:

Registration 8:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:

Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan, 6019 West Side Saginaw Rd., Bay City, MI. 48706

Description:

Understand the relationship between your thoughts and their impact on stress and burnout. Identify concrete strategies that support self care and reduce stress..... Click here to learn more about course 701-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Anne Lange, BSN, MSW, ACSW

 

Courageous Parenting: Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse
 (Course 702-13)
 

Date(s):

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Family Services and Children's Aid, 330 W. Michigan, Jackson, MI. 49201

Description:

Recognize common challenges faced by parents raising child survivors of sexual abuse. Learn three parenting techniques that will increase opportunities to connect with your child while setting appropriate boundaries..... Click here to learn more about course 702-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Michael Whitehead, MS, LMFT

 

What Every Foster Parent Should Know: Tips for Discovering & Using Overlooked Resources (Course # 703-13)

Date(s):

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Judson Center, 3840 Packard Rd., Suite 170, Ann Arbor, MI. 48108

Description:

Gain practical tools to enhance your ability to advocate for the needs of the children in your care. Learn how to access often under utilized resources that are available for foster children and families in Michigan..... Click here to learn more about course 703-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Michael Whitehead, MS, LMFT; Katie Page Sander, LMSW

 

How to Bring Love & Laughter Back into Your Home While Raising Challenging Foster Children (Course 704-13)

Date(s):

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Time:

Registration 8:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:

Orchards Children's Services, 30215 Southfield Road, Southfield, MI. 48076

Description:

Understand why traditional discipline and parenting strategies don’t always work with children who have experienced early abuse and/or neglect. Learn three new parenting strategies that will help you to help your children heal..... Click here to learn more about course 704-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Betsy Boggs, MA

 

 Nurturing the Wholehearted Parent: Preventing Burnout
 (Course 705-13)

Date(s):

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

MSU Department of Radiology, Radiology Building, Auditorium 846 Service Road, East Lansing, MI. 48824

Description:

Understand the relationship between your thoughts and their impact on stress and burnout. Identify concrete strategies that support self care and reduce stress...... Click here to learn more about course 705-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Anne Lange, BSN, LMSW, ACSW

 

Courageous Parenting: Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse  (Course 706-13)

Date(s):

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time:

Registration 8:30 a.m. Program 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location:

Bethany Christian Services, 30685 Barrington St., Suite 140, Madison Heights, MI. 48071

Description:

Recognize common challenges faced by parents raising child survivors of sexual abuse. Learn three parenting techniques that will increase opportunities to connect with your child while setting appropriate boundaries...... Click here to learn more about course 706-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Michael Whitehead, MS, LMFT

 

Understanding Your Child's Mental Health Diagnosis (Course 707-13)

Date(s):

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

MSU Department of Radiology, Radiology Building, Auditorium 846 Service Road, East Lansing, MI. 48824

Description:

Understand the complex risk factors for children in the foster care system and the impact on mental health diagnoses. Identify the most common mental health diagnoses for foster children and the most frequently prescribed medications for kids..... Click here to learn more about course 707-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Victoria Fitton, PhD, LMSW, ACSW, RPT

 

Raising Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (Course 708-13)

Date(s):

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Bethany Christian Services, 30685 Barrington St., Suite 140, Madison Heights, MI. 48071

Description:

Understand how traumatic experiences impact a child’s brain. Learn three parenting strategies that will empower you to be a healing agent to a hurting child..... Click here to learn more about course 708-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Kimberly Offutt, MSW

 

Raising Children with Attachment Issues  (Course 709-13)

Date(s):

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time:

Registration 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location:

The Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner Avenue, Detroit, MI. 48213

Description:

Understand the behaviors that children who have experienced early trauma and loss are likely to exhibit. Learn techniques to parent children who have issues with attachment..... Click here to learn more about course 709-13, listed under the category "Clinical Programs"

Instructor:

Rosemary Jackson, LMSW, ACSW

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To browse additional courses and register for upcoming events, click here.

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