“Support Is Everyone’s Business”  (also called “Support Is Everyone’s Job”)

Total Number of Hours: 1.5 – 3.0 (depending on size of group)

Specific parts of the foster care program work that this training address:

  • Family-centered, strengths-based social work practice
  • Activities and supports designed to strengthen the resource family
  • Effect of disruption, grief, and loss on children and families
  • Maintaining and home and community environment that promotes safety and well-being
  • Advocating for children to obtain needed services

Session Description:

In this training on the importance of supporting resource families as a critical aspect of placement stability and child safety, we will examine what a critical role resource families play in assisting us in achieving permanence and, ultimately, positive outcomes for our youth.  Understanding the reasons why families typically discontinue providing foster care (based on national research) will help us prevent turnover and disruption in families, as participants in this session generate specific strategies for supporting resource families.