Core Training for Resource Families, Day 1 of 3 days

Date:   Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time:   6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Core Training for Resource Families

DAY 1: Tuesday, May 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DAY 2: Thursday, May 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Day 3: Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Core is a required class for foster and adoptive families in Alaska.  This 12 credit-hour course (plus homework worth 5 additional credit-hours), offered over a Tuesday and a Wednesday evening and 6 hours on Saturday, will cover the core elements that foster and adoptive families typically face.  We will look at working with the state, working with birthparents, and working with doctors, therapists and the schools.  We will examine transracial issues, grief and self-esteem issues, trauma’s effect on child development and behavior, and building healing skills and techniques related to adoption and foster care.