Upcoming KWYA trainings – FREE!

Supporting children and youth in care to develop healthy racial and ethnic identities

Please click on the flyers below for more information:

June 11-12, 2015  Meridian, ID

KWYA June 11-12 2015 flyer

June 25-26, 2015  Coeur d’Alene, ID

KWYA flyer June 25-26 2015

July 16-17, 2015  Pocatello, ID

KWYA flyer July 16-17 2015

NCTSN Podcasts now available on iTUNES

►NCTSN Podcasts now available on iTunes

NCTSN is building an podcast presence on iTunes! We have begun with ten audio podcasts developed for the Resource Parent Curriculum Online. We are in the process of expanding our collection to include a variety of topics. How to access our podcasts? Just open your iTunes application, and search “nctsn” in the upper right hand corner search bar. The RPC Online is a centralized resource for facilitators and resource parents who are using “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents” to share their stories and lessons learned. Download today!

Tips and Suggestions Foster and Adoptive Parents to Help Youth Thrive

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Strengthening the Parent-Child Attachment in Families Affected by Substance Abuse

Karen Gould, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Beth Marron, M.Ed., L.I.C.S.W.
May 12, 10:00-11:30 am (Pacific)

This webinar will explore how young children are impacted by prenatal substance exposure.  In this exploration, providers will learn how to work with the parent-child dyad to forge a strong attachment and mitigate symptoms of parental substance use.  The principles of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) will be examined. Additionally, this webinar will provide information on the use of Reflective Function (RF) in the treatment of young children and their families. RF supports the caregiver in managing emotions effectively so that the (s)he is better attuned to his or her own needs and can increase attentiveness to the child’s needs and physical and emotional safety.
For information, visit http://aia.berkeley.edu/2015webinars

8 Tips for helping your traumatized child rebuild trust

When a child experiences or witnesses any form of emotional or physical abuse, their trust can become shattered. Trauma survivors may have trouble trusting their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of trauma can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others. http://www.examiner.com/article/8-tips-for-helping-your-traumatized-child-rebuild-trust

5 do’s and don’ts to help foster children in school

For children in foster care to succeed in school, foster parents must lead the charge and blaze a path as an advocate, fighting for a child’s every chance. In truth, it is likely that foster students will have no other person fighting for them, since a caseworker’s workload is overwhelming, and teachers may be too busy to reach out with information or may not have the necessary information about a child’s needs. Therefore, it is up to foster parents to be proactive in a child’s life at school. https://expertbeacon.com/foster-parents-must-be-involved-school-help-kids-succeed/#.VRyq9DvF-Dj