Registration is required for this course, and you must create an account with the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence. Click here to register.
The 24-hour Caregiver Core Training is made up of eight sessions (each three hours long) and a break for a field experience at the mid-point.
Session 1: Introduction to the Child Welfare System
Session 2: Working as a Member of a Team
Session 3: Working with Birth Families
Session 4: Cultural Connections and Advocacy
Session 5: Growing Up With Trauma, Grief, and Loss
Session 6: Understanding and Managing Behavior
Session 7: Communication and Crisis Management
Session 8: The Caregiving Family: Getting Ready
Field Experience: Participants have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom by choosing an activity that will give them more awareness of the experience of children within the system or of the role of a caregiver for children in the system.
The sessions are designed to help you understand how the system works, what your role is as a member of the team, how to effectively work with birth families in order to best support the child, how caregiving may impact your own family, child development and the impact of trauma, all about attachment, how to incorporate and honor a child’s culture into your own family, and more. The sessions include the voices of former foster youth, current caregivers and birth parents who have been involved with the system.
Registration is required.