A healing Lifebook is much, much more than a photo album. It provides an opportunity for a child to give context to their life by understanding their roots and how they came into the child welfare system. It contains fun pages such as their likes and dislikes and dreams for the future – and also pages that list their various placements, court hearings and health history of family members.
This workshop will present information on how to create a Lifebook that will become a cherished treasure for an entire lifetime. It will discuss why lifebooks are so important, and how difficult information can be presented in a thoughtful and healing manner. Participants will also have an opportunity to create a few Lifebook pages about their own life! Registrants will be provided an All About Me Lifebook Kit after completing the training.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Become aware of why lifebooks are particularly important to children in foster care.
- Understand the elements of a lifebook and critical information important to include in it.
- Learn how to create lifebook pages using templates or by designing them in a manner that includes narration, photos, and mementos.
Registration is open for January’s virtual Foster Parent trainings!
Participating in one of these virtual trainings is a great way to connect with other caregivers and build a support network all while earning in-service hours!
Visit https://rb.gy/fowa2l for registration links and information about each training
This five-part training series is focused on serving children and youth with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Participants will delve into the key aspects of a responsive framework to effectively care for this population of children and youth. The series will cover:
- the initial steps to fully understand the population of children and youth and their needs which will include cluster analysis and clinical constellations;
- examining this information in partnership with youth, parents, and other key stakeholders to develop interventions/programs based on the findings;
- funding and infrastructure;
- and examining out-of-home treatment and developing what is needed.
The sessions include:
- Session I– Assessment Tools & Analysis/ Statistical Reviews
- Session II– Developing Appropriate Interventions – Clinical and Social
- Session III – Program and Funding for Success
- Session IV– Infrastructure and Initial Processes
- Session V – Synergy/ Fundamental Aspects of Infrastructure and Attitude Needed in Managing