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941-28 Independent Living Issues for Caregivers on Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

  1. Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

941-28 Independent Living Issues for Caregivers

Date: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Facilitator: Bert Nero
Location: Cornerstone Building 402 2nd Street S.E. Canton, Ohio 44702

The experience of entering foster care can be the most traumatic event of a child’s life - even more traumatic than the abuse that led to removal. The transition from removal to reconnection (permanency) is a fragile process, especially when the permanence plan is independent living. If foster care was historically seen as “rescuing” a child from harm or injury, that is not the whole picture in today’s foster care system. There is a growing expectation that foster parents will be able to prepare an adolescent for independent living, and that foster parents will actively support the adolescent in his/her efforts to live on his/her own. The goal of this workshop is to provide information about why the involvement of foster caregivers with adolescents is critical. This training will enhance the skills the foster caregiver already possesses in engaging adolescents, defusing issues, and developing strategies of support.

Competencies addressed:
941-01-001, 941-01-002, 941-01-003, 941-01-004, 941-01-005, 941-01-006

Register at (330) 451-8246 or sharmalee.flott@jfs.ohio.gov
Limit: 35 Participants
Training Credit: 3 HRS.

Stark County Commissioners Executive Director
Stark County Job & Family Services
221 3rd St SE
Canton, OH, US 44702
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