Training by topic: Working with birth parents and relatives

Approaching family contact with attitude

Your attitude as a foster parent makes a difference!

  • Presented by Sommer Nielson of Beacon Hill for ACRF webi conference "Honoring the Birth Parent"
  • Format: self-study via webinar
  • Training hours awarded on completion: 1 hour

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HANDOUTS: New Family Contact Booklet, Helping Your Child Heal from Trauma


The voice of the foster parent

A panel presentation by foster parents about working with birth parents

  • Presented at the webi conference "Honoring the Birth Parent"
  • Format: self-study via webinar
  • Training hours awarded on completion: 1 hour

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Shared parenting

Part one: What is shared parenting for children in foster care?

Understand shared parenting in the context of foster care and learn how the practice benefits children and facilitates family reunification.

  • Presented by Family and Children's Resource Program
  • Format: self-study via video
  • Training hours awarded on completion: .5 hours

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Part two: Overcoming common barriers to shared parenting

Learn how to overcome common barriers foster parents experience when trying to engage in shared parenting with birth parents.

  • Presented by Family and Children's Resource Program
  • Format: self-study via video
  • Training hours awarded on completion: .5 hours

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Part three: Advice for foster parents

Learn tips and advice for how to successfully engage in shared parenting

  • Presented by Family and Children's Resource Program
  • Format: self-study via video
  • Training hours awarded on completion: .5 hours

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The first meeting between birth and foster parent

Learn ways to build a professional and working relationship with birth parents starting with the first time you meet them.

  • Presented by Kimberly Mouriquand, Alaska Child Welfare Academy
  • Format: self-study via PDF reading (Tiny Training Byte series)
  • Training hours awarded on completion: 1 hour

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Understanding the birth parent

Learn the importance of birth parents, plus how to work with birth parents and information on visitation.

  • Presented by Aileen McInnis, Alaska Center for Resource Families
  • Format: self-study via PDF reading
  • Training hours awarded on completion: 3 hours

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