Trainer Spotlight

Trainer Spotlight

Name: Kania Webster

Current Position/Title/Education: Resource Parent Trainer

How did you get started in the field? After spending the last 14 years helping my foster and adopted children with the issues they have to deal with, I was given the opportunity to share my knowledge with our new resource parents.

How long have you been working in the field?   14 years

 What are your motivations for working with the child welfare system?  My husband and I had fostered 3 children from our neighborhood. We decided we had the time and love to offer to other children in need. We went into this to adopt 1 child. Now, after our 5th adoption, we still have the time, the love and the desire to help other children in need.

Most rewarding aspect of your career? Personally, I love giving all the information I can to new resource parents.  We looked everywhere, read everything and talked to anyone we could when we began this journey. I hope I am helping these wonderful parents to succeed in their journey and feel better prepared for it.

Facts about yourself:

What 3 traits best describe you?

I am an imperfect perfectionist

I am always learning (reading, researching and talking to others to gain knowledge)

I’m a sap, a guppy. I love happy endings.

Where are you from? Colorado Springs CO

What are your hobbies? I LOVE to cook!! Making and perfecting new recipes!

I also enjoy gardening, sewing, hiking, camping and spending time with my family.

Anything else you would like mentioned?

We are blessed to have a wonderful village to help us with our journey.  Our friends, family and employers have been amazing and we could not do what we do without them.  It is very true that not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child. We need to take excellent care of these children so they can have the best chance at a wonderful life!

 

 

Have you heard of CSEC?

CSEC- The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children is one of the fastest growing crimes in our world today. How does this impact foster parenting? Foster children are one of the highest at-risk groups. Traffickers know what we know-foster children have experienced abuse and trauma that makes them vulnerable to the trafficker.

All foster parents need to be informed about this very critical issue, no matter the age of the child you are parenting. Our CSEC workshops consists of a three hour class and provide an awareness of this issue and help you to identify risk factors, behavioral indicators, and understand the interpersonal dynamics and processes that contribute to victimization.

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Mentorship Program

 

Did you know that all Foster/Resource Parents at approval will be referred to the Mentoring Program by Foster Home Licensing?

The goal of this program is to ensure that new Foster/Resource Parents are supported and guided will all of the information and community resources to be effective and the best quality Foster/Resource Parents.

It is highly encouraged and recommended that all Foster/Resource Parents take advantage of this valuable opportunity. In addition to being referred by Licensing, self-referrals are also accepted. If this interests you and you want more information, please review the Mentor Program brochure or give us a call at 1-800-200-1222.

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