Connecting With Your Foster Child~Insights From Former Foster Youth.
My goal in the class is to connect with Foster, Adoptive and Relative Care Givers in a way that not only encourages, but challenges & raises awareness of the child's emotional needs they may face throughout their time in foster care.
Educational Advocacy / Special Education
Do you suspect your youth has special needs? Come learn how to help them succeed and how to advocate for their educational needs. The difference between a Section 504 plan and IEP will be explained, as well as eligibility requirements for special services.
Amy Gardner and her husband Mike are experienced parents and foster parents who have cared for 14 medically fragile infants. Amy is the volunteer director for Capital Kids Connections in Cowlitz County, an FPAWS Board member and is the lead for the 2013 Pacific Northwest Caregiver Conference.
School Psychologist/School Counselor/YogaCalm Instructor
Co-owner, Expansions Yoga, Silverdale
Helping kids with self-regulation; books, breathing, visualization,
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
The prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders is 1 to 3 per 1,000 live births (equivalent to Down Syndrome). Certain populations (such as children in foster care) in US and Canada have rates closer to 1 in 100. The prevalence of FASDs is more common than Autism. It is the leading known cause of preventable intellectual disability/developmental disabilities.
This training will cover:
• Introduction to FAS and FASDs, including diagnosis and prevalence.
• Understanding common characteristics and brain differences in people with FAS and FASDs.
• How to support individuals with FASDs in the home, classroom, and community, including accommodations and interventions.
Anger is Beautiful, Aggression is the Problem
This training applies to all ages.
Washington State Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
This training is a precoursor to my 6 hour training we will do in December
ART: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth © 1997 by A.P. Goldstein, B. Glick, J.C. Gibbs, is available through Research Press, www.researchpress.com.
Once thought to be instinctive, aggression has been shown to be primarily a learned behavior, learned by observation, imitation, direct experience, and rehearsal (Goldstein, Glick, Gibbs 1997).
Mike Canfield – Washington State ART Master Trainer/Consultant Beth and I have been foster parents since 1983.
Sean Maloney, MA is the Director of Clinical Training for Catholic Community Services University, a program of Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, and an advocate for children. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with a concentration in the effects of substance abuse on family systems. He served as the program manager for Pediatric Interim Care Services (PICS) at Catholic Community Services Southwest in Tacoma. PICS provides home-based case management and specialized foster care to drug exposed children. Sean has also worked in crisis intervention services for two years at CCS.
A training for foster parents and relative care providers parenting pre-school and school aged drug affected children
This workshop will review newborn risk factors of infants exposed prenatally to drugs, how these may impact behavioral characteristics that are often present in older children. Intervention strategies for difficult behaviors will also be discussed.