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SWORTC Foster/Adoptive Parent Conference 2018

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Each person attending needs to complete a registration form. If you are part of a couple, we need a completed registration form for each of you. Thanks.
9. Licensing Agency Type *This question is required.
11. Registration Instructions:  

Friday - Pick two half day sessions.
 
12. Friday Half Day Morning Sessions (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

925-133
Learning Lab-Building Better Boundaries: A Learning Bridge Lab
Trainer:  Jim Still-Pepper
 
Having boundaries and learning to set them and keep them are important life skills. Many times trauma can make it hard for youth to set and maintain appropriate boundaries. Helping kids learn these skills can help them draw a positive line in the sand (so to speak).
 
This lab will develop hands-on learning bridges designed to help youth open up and talk about and learn about boundary setting and boundary maintaining skills. 

952-22
Promoting Placement Stability
Trainer: Jill Roberts

This workshop will discuss the causes of placement disruption as well as strategies for promoting placement stability.  The caregiver will also gain a better understanding of their role in placement decisions and development of skills determining appropriate placements in their home.

 
13. Friday Afternoon Sessions (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

925-133
Learning Lab-Building Better Boundaries: A Learning Bridge Lab
Trainer:  Jim Still-Pepper
 
Having boundaries and learning to set them and keep them are important life skills. Many times trauma can make it hard for youth to set and maintain appropriate boundaries. Helping kids learn these skills can help them draw a positive line in the sand (so to speak).
 
This lab will develop hands-on learning bridges designed to help youth open up and talk about and learn about boundary setting and boundary maintaining skills. 

952-22
Promoting Placement Stability
Trainer:  Jill Roberts

This workshop will discuss the causes of placement disruption as well as strategies for promoting placement stability.  The caregiver will also gain a better understanding of their role in placement decisions and development of skills determining appropriate placements in their home.
 
14. Keynote
Friday Evening (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM)

922-31- GAP
GAP:  Expectations, Reality, and Success!  The Journey of a Foster Parent
Guest Presenter:  Debra McMullen

This Guided Application and Practice (GAP) session provides opportunity for foster and adoptive parents to learn from the experiences of the facilitator and from the experiences of each other.  Through guided discussion, the facilitator, a former foster parent and an adoptive mother, will encourage conversation and sharing of experiences surrounding initial expectations regarding caregiving and the journey families are on.  The facilitator will assist participants in recognizing accomplishments of their journeys even when success is not obvious.  A primary focus will be on family structure and how it has changed, challenges encountered working with birth parents, and the importance of keeping a level of professionalism with team members.
 
16. Saturday Morning Sessions (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)  Choose ONE

923-6 
Babies’ Brains - The Basics for Caregivers
Trainer:  Laura Gaines

From before birth into toddlerhood, babies' brains are changing and developing at an amazing rate.  How a baby changes will impact the rest of that individual’s life.  Babies learn by experience and, most importantly, in relationship to others. Understanding what is going on inside a baby’s brain and how our everyday interactions make a difference is important for all caregivers, as they are the ones with the greatest one-on-one time with infants and toddlers.


928-25
The Importance of Working with Primary Families
Trainer:  Jill Roberts

This workshop provides information about the losses experienced by birth families, expected behaviors of grieving birth parents, and ways to work effectively with birth families.

 
17. Saturday Afternoon Sessions (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)  Choose ONE

941-52-GAP
GAP: Normalcy from a Personal Perspective
Trainer:  Amanda Davis

This Guided Application and Practice (GAP) session provides opportunity for foster and adoptive parents to learn from the experiences of the facilitator and from the experiences of each other. Through guided discussion, the facilitator, a former foster youth, will encourage conversation and sharing of how certain experiences are vital for foster youth to obtain skills, knowledge, and supports necessary for adulthood.


923-6 
Babies’ Brains - The Basics for Caregivers
Trainer:  Laura Gaines

From before birth into toddlerhood, babies' brains are changing and developing at an amazing rate.  How a baby changes will impact the rest of that individual’s life.  Babies learn by experience and, most importantly, in relationship to others. Understanding what is going on inside a baby’s brain and how our everyday interactions make a difference is important for all caregivers, as they are the ones with the greatest one-on-one time with infants and toddlers.
 
18. Friday Meals (Select all you plan to attend)
19. Saturday Meals (Select all you plan to attend)
20. Discount Lodging Request:

There is a limited number of rooms available at a discounted government rate.   This block of rooms will not be available after August 23, 2018.  If you plan to reserve a room contact Holiday Inn Eastgate at 513-752-4400.  The block code is FPC (Foster Parent Conference).  Are you planning to request discount lodging from the Holiday Inn?