Workshops: Adoption Assistance, Federal Adoption Tax Credit & Advocacy 101!
March 10, 2014
Good Shepard Lutheran Church
11204 S. 204th Street
3 hour in-service training
Cost: $15 per foster/adoptive parent, $10 NFAPA Member, $30 agency/other
Josh Kroll is the Project Coordinator of the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center, a program of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. He has worked at NACAC for over 15 years, 9 years as a program assistant to the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center and 5 years as Project Coordinator. In his 14 years working with the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center he gained an extensive knowledge of federal and state laws and policies that he draws upon to answer thousands of inquiries from parents, workers, and administrators. Josh is coming to Nebraska and will be talking about Adoption Assistance where you will learn the basics of adoption assistance for children adopted from foster care. He will also talk about the Federal Adoption Tax Credit and will learn what is considered special needs for the adoption tax credit and how to take and use the credit. He will also discuss Advocacy 101 to learn the tools to advocate for your child and for all children.
Workshops: Resiliency, Childhood Traumatic Grief & Preventing Sexual Misconduct.
April 12, 2014
9:00-4:45 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
North Platte Fire Station 1
715 South Jeffers
North Platte, NE
6 hour in-service training
Stan Waddell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and works at Cenpatico in both a clinical and training capacity. He is providing 6 hours of training (3 workshops) in North Platte on Saturday, April 12. In the Resiliency workshop participants will be able to identify human adaptive process and how it impacts resilience. You will also be able to list steps to build resilience in times of trauma and after times of trauma. The Childhood Traumatic Grief workshop participants will understand the impact of childhood traumatic grief, signs and symptoms of traumatic grief verses normal grief and learn suggestions that can help your child work through traumatic grief. In the Preventing Sexual Misconduct workshop participants will be able to describe types of harmful contact and non-contact child sexual abuse, identify signs that are typical of younger children who have been sexually abused and identify signs typical of a teenager who has been sexually abused. You will also learn steps to take to create a family safety plan.
Workshops: Behavior Management & using Behavior Charts and Coping with Trauma Reminders.
May 13, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
2720 28th Street
3 hour in-service training
Stan Waddell is returning to Nebraska to provide two 1.5 hour workshops on Tuesday, May 13 in Columbus. One workshop is on Behavior Management and Using Behavior Charts. Participants will be able to define behavior management, identify reasons children act out and keys to successful behavior management. You will also be able to identify the use of behavior modification plan to help manage children’s behaviors, use of structure, routine and positive reinforcing to improve behavior and ways to use behavior charts to improve children’s behavior. The other workshop is Coping with Trauma Reminders. Participants will be able to identity what is a trauma reminder, role the five senses play in trauma reminders and identify flashbacks and ways to deal with flashbacks.
Workshop: Preventing Tragedy in Foster Care.
May 22, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
2431 Fairfield Street, Suite C
1.5 hours in-service training
“Foster alumni and National Child Welfare Specialist for Markel Insurance Company, Rhonda Sciortino, will be presenting in Lincoln on Thursday, May 22nd on Preventing Tragedy in Foster Care. Ms. Sciortino brings 25 years of in-depth understanding of the ways foster kids and families get injured or killed. You'll hear the times of day when kids are most likely to be injured, the 5 most frequent ways kids and family members are injured, and the two months of the year when injuries occur. Don't miss this powerful training."
Watch the Education/Training Tab and our calendar for additional trainings being offered around Nebraska and for registration forms.