Trainings

EDUCATING STRONG FAMILIES: INTERVENTIONS FOR PARENTING TRAUMA-EXPOSED CHILDREN

When:

March 4, 2016 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where:

CHS office in Fredericksburg

10616132_10152857050846310_4726199998107291761_nDuring this training, CHS staff will present a successful model for parenting children or teens who have experienced trauma. Attendees will learn about how trauma impacts brain development, triggering “survival mode” in your child. This training will offer practical tools for building a safe, trusting relationship with your child, methods for teaching your child’s brain new skills such as self-regulation and social competence, and helpful interventions for preventing and managing behavioral episodes.

This training will be offered at the CHS Fredericksburg office at a cost of $50 per attendee. The address is 4701 Market Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. To register for this training, please contact CHS Outreach and Training Specialist Lauren Weidner at 804-353-0191 ext 330 or lauren@chsva.org. Please register no later than Monday, February 27th.


EDUCATING STRONG FAMILIES: FOSTER CARE ADOPTION CORE TRAINING

When:

April 1, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 8, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 15, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where:

CHS office in Richmond

tqq33chs_15031_handprintimage_greenIf you are interested in adopting an older child from foster care through Children’s Home Society, you must complete a state mandated pre-service training. Children’s Home Society offers Educating Strong Families: Foster Care Adoption Core Training several times a year. The Spring 2017 training course consists of three Saturday sessions on April 1, April 8, April 15. Each class will be held from 9-3 at our Richmond office. Applicants must attend each of the three sessions and training must be completed before families can request a home study. Pre-service training covers topics such as trauma, attachment, brain development, parenting skills, and how to navigate the foster system. The classes will be taught by CHS social workers and other speakers. The cost of the training is $150.00 per person and registration is required.

Please contact CHS Outreach and Training Specialist Lauren Weidner to register.