A More Knowledgeable You!
Fitness for Fostering Fridays will be opportunities for Resource Parents to attend workshops mini‐ conference style held on Fridays to help enhance their family’s fitness and capacity for fostering children from out of home placement. Workshops will be lead by local, state or national expert guest speakers.
Fitness for Fostering Fridays is also an opportunity for Resource Parents to meet with other families, receive support and make long lasting connections. Resource Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops either in the morning, afternoon or both if they choose.
Session 2| Use the Force, Luke! Managing Number 1 First & Staying Motivated to Do the Job
This training examines the major triggers and provides strategies for self‐management that keep enthusiasm alive. Focal points include: how to respond instead of react when personalizing diﬃcult interactions, the need to check personal baggage at the door, the pivotal role of support and how to “Do your job” when it is lacking, understanding and mitigating staﬀ “splitting” and staying cohesive, and a new, uplifting definition for success in working with at‐risk populations.
Trainer: Charlie Appelstein, MSW
Charlie Appelstein worked in the field for more than 30 years with youth in residential treatment. Today he is described as “the best youth care trainer in America” and author to critically acclaimed books. He has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie’s strength‐based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.
* Lunch Provided*
Separate registration is required for each individual workshop. Childcare is not provided on‐site. Translation available upon request.
Bookings are closed for this event.