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Online | De‐Escalation and Harm Reduction Basics for Resource Parents

Online | De‐Escalation and Harm Reduction Basics for Resource Parents


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


0000 Zoom , San Diego
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Guest Instructors: Melissa Daniels Psy.D and Cherie Schroeder

Cherie Schroder

Dr. Melissa Daniels is the C.A.R.E Service Specialist at Fostering Unity, an organization that provides caregivers and community service partners with a unique service delivery model offering real‐time caregiver support, enhanced education, and resource navigation.

Cherie Schroder is the Director and Instructional Specialist for the Foster, Kinship Care Education Program at Woodland Community College in Yolo County. She is also an active Resource Parent in Yolo County.





As part of AB 175, the Updated Foster Youth Rights, and Written Directives V.8.0, CA Resource Parents are required to know and provide de‐escalation and harm reduction strategies within their households. Learn how caregivers can utilize effective crisis intervention practices to promote the safety of the children and youth in their care, particularly for targeting dangerous behaviors, including exposure to Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC). Learn about the FURS “Family Urgent Response System”, that is in place to support Resource Families and learn about real harm reduction strategies examples that have been practiced by both presenters on how to best handle stressful situations that may occur in a resource home, including the behaviors of CSEC youth survivor.


Registration will close on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7am 


***Please Note: This support group will be facilitated on the online platform called Zoom. Internet access and access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone is required to attend.

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