May is National Foster Care Month!
Foster Parents help children and families reach permanency. They work with the child's family and other team members to help the child return home or find other permanency options. National Foster Care Month is a time to recognize the foster parents, kinship families, agency workers, child welfare professionals and other members of the community who help children in foster care.
Please join us on May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the State Capitol where Governor Heineman will be signing a Proclamation declaring May as Foster Care Appreciation Month. Proclamations are give in recognition of a special event. So come join us in support of all that you do! We will meet at the Capitol (find us wearing the blue wrist bands) and then walk up and stand with the Governor for our Proclamation Signing! NFAPA will be hosting an open house at our office immediately following the Proclamation Signing at 2431 Fairfield Street, Suite C in Lincoln. RSVP to Felicia@nfapa.org to let us know you are coming! We had a great turn out last year and hope this year will be too!
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."
Guardianship Training Classes
If you are interested in learning more about Guardianship or recently did a guardianship please check out our Guardianship Training Classes we offer throughout Nebraska! We offer information on the duties of the guardian, rights of the ward, annual reporting requirements and instruction on the forms required for guardianship of this population of minors. This class will fulfill the Guardianship education requirements set by Nebraska Probate Code. See the list of classes available under the Education tab and then click Guardianship. You must register for the class at least on week before the class.
Watch the Education/Training Tab and our calendar for additional trainings being offered around Nebraska and for registration forms.