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Supporting Families During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, everyday life has changed and will continue to change for most people. We will continue to keep you updated with information and resources.

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Join us and our expert presenter, Dr. Kristopher Kaliebe on June 29, 2020 as we discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder

The National Institute of Mental Health explains that Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. ASD occurs in all ethnic, racial, and economic groups. Although ASD can be a lifelong disorder, treatments and services can improve a person’s symptoms and ability to function.

The training event will occur via a Q & A session. The webinar was created to serve as a learning platform for Child Welfare Professionals and Caregivers such as Foster Parents and Relative & Non-Relative Caregivers.

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This webinar is hosted by Adoptkids.

This advanced-level webinar will help you create an agency culture that empowers foster parents to play an active role in helping achieve permanency for children and youth in foster care. Presenters will share key concepts, strategies, and examples from the field of ways to create a culture that supports active partnerships and shared parenting between foster parents and birth parents.

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This webinar is hosted by The Youth Law Center.

Caregivers have a unique opportunity to assist children in exploring and appreciating their own racial identity as well as adopting an antiracist worldview. Utilizing developmental research, this workshop explores messages and actions that caregivers may adopt to promote equality and justice as core values for children. Specific guidelines will be addressed for creating an environment where children learn to value diversity and resist prejudice and discrimination.

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This webinar is hosted by The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

As children navigate their way through foster care during COVID-19, their lives are being inundated by loss and grief. Findings from empirical child-centered research demonstrate that youth in foster care experience multiple losses, and that their grief is often unacknowledged and disenfranchised. With the onset of COVID-19, youths’ loss experiences have escalated, and their needs have become even more pronounced. This webinar will address the losses that youth in foster care face, the unique challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents for youth in foster care who are grieving, and how adults can help youth weather the storms of grief.

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This webinar is hosted by The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

When children and parents are separated by child protective services, efforts for reunification are mandated by law and supported by casework practice. Child welfare literature, dating back decades, documents that what historically has been known as “visitation” is the best predictor of reunification. More recently, visitation has become known as “family time.” Relationships between and among parents, foster parents, and casework staff must be positive and affirming. Now, however, “social distancing” because of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a complex and perplexing impact on family time. Join us for a discussion about supporting quality “family time.”

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This webinar is hosted by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This webinar will explore the core principles and offer practical guidance for supporting families affected by domestic violence and substance use disorders. Addressing these co-occurring issues in an integrated, trauma-informed, and comprehensive manner will ensure that parents can focus on all domains of recovery so their families can thrive.

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