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Mark Your Calendars for Advanced Foster Parent Training - The Third Saturday in Each Month

One of the key benefits of being a FaithBridge foster parent is free advanced training to sharpen your parenting skills. Advanced training is always held on the third Saturday of each month. These workshops provide hands-on, practical learning experiences foster parents can use in everyday parenting of our special children. Trainings focus on pertinent issues such as parenting teens or large sibling groups, working with children coming from traumatic backgrounds and in-depth behavior management and discipline strategies--allowing our families to be better equipped and more effective as foster parents. Five hours of the certified training will be offered per training.

Past topics have included:

  • Success with Siblings
  • A Matter of the Heart: Understanding Grief, Separation and Loss in Foster Care
  • Setting Limits Effectively for Foster Children
  • Sex, Lies and Social Networking: Internet Safety in an Unsafe World
  • Having THE Dreaded Talk: Instilling in Children a Biblical Perspective on Sex
  • Overcoming One of Foster Care's Biggest Challenges: Parenting Sexually Abused Children
  • Understanding the Traumatized Child and Helping them Heal
  • Your Right to be Heard: Using that Right Effectively for Children in Care
  • Psychotropic Medications and Medication Administration

Topics and locations may vary and are subject to change. Please watch our website for updates and details.

We have some exciting topics planned for early 2012. Some of these topics include:

  • Making Positive Transitions for Children
  • Managing Difficult Behaviors
  • The Art of Setting Limits - Part II
  • Sex, Lies and Social Networking - Internet Safety Part II