Foster Parent In-Service Training
NFAPA In-Service Training: Talking with Children about Body Safety, Boundaries & Sexual Abuses
Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:00 am11:00 am
People who sexually abuse children specifically target children who don't have the skills to talk about it. They use this lack of knowledge to keep them silent, shamed, and compliant. Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children. This presentation will teach participants how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety. This presentation will also teach adults how to react responsibly to a child if they make the choice to disclose and how to make a report.
NFAPA In-Service Training: Problematic Sexual Behaviors
Saturday, March 27, 2021
9:00 am -11:00 am
Sexual exploration and touch is a natural part of a child’s development and is an information gathering process as they grow and mature. There is a continuum of sexualized behaviors in children, from natural/healthy to problematic. This presentation will teach the dynamics of problematic sexualized behaviors (PSB), break down the myths and misconceptions, and identify how to best work with kids and families. Parents and professionals working with youth are encouraged to attend this training.
Both Trainings by Christy Prang from the Child Advocacy Center
Register online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Inservice2021
Registration required! We will send you the Zoom link for the training(s) you register for. Registration will close one day before each training.
SPAULDING In-Service Training
Spaulding/In-service Virtual Training:
February 27 & 28, 2021 (2 days)
9:00 am-4:00 pm
The Spaulding program is offered to prospective adoptive families and you will earn 12 CEU’s by completing the training. Spaulding training offers families the tools and information that they need to:
Explain how adoptive families are different
Importance of separation, loss, and grief in adoption
Understand attachment and its importance in adoption
Anticipate challenges and be able to identify strategies for managing challenges as an adoptive family
Explore the lifelong commitment to a child that adoption bring
Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring Expectations—Defining adoption, the process, and the key players. Participant’s hopes and fears about the adoption process are recognized and empowerment strategies are identified to assist them in the process. Participant’s explore their fantasies about children they might adopt to become aware of the possible influence on their decision about adoption.
Meeting the Needs of Waiting Children—Assist prospective adoptive parents in focusing on the needs of children awaiting adoption. Explore the issues of separation, loss, grief and attachment. Plus the unique issues related to parenting a child who has been sexually abused.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exploring Adoption Issues—Identify supports within their family and introduce them to common issues that all adoptive families face. Help develop strategies for dealing with these issues; explore crisis periods in adoption; explore their own strengths, needs and challenges as they consider adoption.
Making the Commitment—Assist prospective adoptive parents in considering resources they may need, what they need to know, what they need to do, and what they need to explore about themselves as they consider adopting a particular child or children.
Register online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SpaudingRegistration2021
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: THESE INFORMATIONAL CLASSES ARE FOR RELATIVE & KINSHIP FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THE TIPS/DT PRE-SERVICE CLASSES TO BE LICENSED FOSTER PARENTS.
NFAPA is pleased to present a training specific to relative and kinship families within the state child welfare system.
This FREE training is customized to help support kinship or relative foster parents with the challenges that come along with caring for the children in their homes and supporting the families and children as they maneuver the child welfare system.
Grandparents and other relatives caring for children have unique needs. Traditional training may not be effective, as these individuals may already have experience in raising children. However, kinship caregivers can benefit from information on the child welfare system, and the financial and legal, and other supportive services available to them. A resource guide is provided covering topics such as, legal and policy issues, changes in family dynamics, and navigating the child welfare system.
Additional training topics include, Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard (RPPS), Trauma and Attachment, Behavior Management, Loss and Grief, Crossing the Thin Line as Relative, as well Respite Care. We touch base on areas such as FASD, RAD and Trauma and the Brain.
This free training is a one time, 6 hour class that includes a resource guide. Registration is required! Please contact the NFAPA office to schedule a class in Lincoln, Omaha or North Platte.