Winter Training 2016 & 2017

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November 17, 2016 “Creating Healing Attachments for Children” This one-day course, designed both for caseworkers and for foster and kinship parents, highlights the needs of children and youth in out-of-home care around the critical area of attachment. Through collaborative discussion and interactions. You’ll leverage your knowledge and experiences while also deepening your understanding of the risk factors for attachment difficulties. The facilitator will engage you in considering the impact maltreatment can have on attachment and in exploring ways of supporting children and youth in out-of-home care through healing attachment experiences and care. You’ll also have opportunities to practice assessing for and documenting attachment.

  • DATE & TIME: THURSDAY, November 17, 2016 8:30am to 4:30p (6.5 training hours)
  • REGISTER AT: http://www.coloradocwts.com/foster-kin-adoptive-families-classes
  • LOCATION: Southeast Regional Training Center- Door C Room 2
  • ADDRESS: 172 Justice Center Road, Canon City, Co. 81212
  • FREMONT COUNTY TRAINING (Next class is on Thursday, February 23, 2017)

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December 2 & 3, 2016 Foster Parent Core Training 12-hour course Foster Parent Core Training meets the pre-certification training requirements set by Colorado rules and regulations for licensure to operate a Family Foster Care Home. This training provides introductory level information needed to successfully become a foster/kinship/adoptive parent. Participants can expect to learn about the legal process, including how children and families become involved with the child welfare system and the services provided to support the family unit. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to work alongside child welfare agencies and a family of origin while providing a nurturing and therapeutic environment to offset the impact of maltreatment on children and youth in the foster care system. Additional topics covered in the training include: child abuse and neglect, child development, discipline, creating permanency for children and youth, cultural considerations, and foster/kinship/adoptive family preparation. Prior to attending the classroom portion of this training, you will need to register for and complete the following Web-Based Trainings (WBTs):

  • “Child Development and the Effects of Trauma” (you may choose the course that correlates with the age of child you
    desire to care for), AND
  • “The Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard.

Both of these WBTs can be found on the Foster, Kin & Adoptive Parent website.

  • DATES & TIME: FRIDAY, December 2, 2016 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • SATURDAY, December 3, 2016 8:30am to 4:30pm (9 training hours)
  • REGISTER AT: http://www.coloradocwts.com/foster-kin-adoptive-families-classes
  • LOCATION: Southeast Regional Training Center- Door C Room 3
  • ADDRESS: 172 Justice Center Road, Canon City, Co. 81212
  • FREMONT COUNTY TRAINING

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January 13, 2017 “The Invisible Conversation” To build an effective working relationship with a family,
it is essential to understand their cultural story. We need to appreciate how that story influences perspectives,
decisions, the justification of decisions, and the creation of identities and social values.
How do we do that? We start with ourselves.

In this one-day course, you’ll participate in experiential activities designed to cultivate insights related to your
own identity and its influence on our practice. From there, you’ll develop insights into the development of
cultural identity in the children and families you work with. And you’ll gain comfort in facilitating courageous
conversations with families and other child welfare professionals to promote cultural awareness and
responsive practice.

This course will encourage you to think critically and evaluate your current practice: how can you better meet
the needs of culturally different families while also working to address disproportionate and disparate
treatment of culturally different families in the child welfare system? You’ll leave with practical strategies,
unique to your own journey to employ in your work with families.

  • DATE & TIME: FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 8:30am to 4:30p (6.5 training hours)
  • REGISTER AT: http://www.coloradocwts.com/foster-kin-adoptive-families-classes
  • LOCATION: El Paso County DHS
  • ADDRESS: 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, Co. 80907 Nautilus Room
    The Department of Human Services is located on the third floor. Participants can park in the parking garage (first or second floor). They then enter the building and take the elevator to the third floor.
  • EL PASO COUNTY TRAINING

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February 14, 2017 “Legal Preparation for Foster Parents” The law of dependency and neglect is
complicated, particularly for foster parents, kinship providers, and adoptive parents who are not always
present in court and do not necessarily have legal resources available to them. This one-day classroom course
delves into the laws that affect foster parents.
Upon completion you will:

  • Understand the substance and scope of foster parents” rights,
  • have a basic understanding of the court process
  • gain tips for participating in court proceedings and
  • develop strategies for navigating the child welfare system

 

  • DATE & TIME: TUESDAY, February 14, 2016 8:30am to 4:00pm (6.5 training hours)
  • REGISTER AT: http://www.coloradocwts.com/foster-kin-adoptive-families-classes
  • LOCATION: Southeast Regional Training Center- Door C Room 3
  • ADDRESS: 172 Justice Center Road, Canon City, Co. 81212
  • FREMONT COUNTY TRAINING
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