Honoring the Birth Parent Connection

Use this HONORING THE BIRTH PARENT CONNECTION ~CONFERENCE WORKSHOP QUESTIONNAIRE to earn 1.0 hour of training credit for each of the following webinars.

The Voice of Foster Parent—Working with Birth Parents (Panel M)

VIDEO RECORDING: The Voice of the Parent - Panel

Approaching Family Contact with Attitude—The Role of the Foster Parent (Sommer Nielson, Beacon Hill)

VIDEO RECORDING: Approaching Family Contact With Attitude

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

If You Are Asked to Supervise a Visit (Lancy Mao, OCS)

VIDEO RECORDING: If You Are Asked To Supervise A Visit

PDF Visitation PowerPoint Presentation.pdf

Family Contact Plan

Tips and Strategies for Family Contact (Sommer Nielson, Beacon Hill)

VIDEO RECORDING: Tips and Strategies for Family Contact

HANDOUTS: Icebreaker Meeting (Parent), Icebreaker Meeting (Child), Icebreaker Meeting (Teen), Virtual Visits Recommendations, Successful Video Visits with Young Children


Icebreaker- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPh01WHNRCk

Culture- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_dbaugeRh8&t=2s

Flash Training: LIFEBOOKS (Rachel Hanft & Maria VanOrd)



BOOKS/ Handouts

  • Caring Together: A Guide for parents, foster parents and adoptive parents of children who are in care- Mary-Jo Land
  • Love You From Right Here- Jamie Sandefer Children's Book
  • A Book of Answers from Your Birth Mother- A Guided Journal for Birthmothers to share their life story by Jenny Lynn Delaney
  • Handout: Bridging Family Connections


Removed 3: Love is Never Wasted

An Interview with Birth Parents/Foster Care Stories