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Success as a Resource Parent

03/17/2018 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Straight From The Heart

Type of Class

What does it take to be a successful resource parent?

Knowing that foster children have experienced some form of abuse, neglect, and trauma, successful foster parents often find themselves parenting foster children in a little different manner than they reared their own children, but they teach the same values, attitudes, and behaviors with a more realistic and flexible approach.


Successful foster parents learn to build a tolerance for ambivalent feelings and learn to adjust their expectations accordingly. They learn to have empathy for a child and his/her birth parents’ situation that caused for them to need a safe and nurturing environment away from home. Successful foster parents also learn the importance of working collaboratively with everyone, especially with the children. By working together as a team, more can be accomplished and more trust can be gained.


This class will explore a variety of issues that resource parents face. The presenters will share personal insights and tips that can help participants in their resource parenting journey.



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