Engaging Foster Care Youth – University of Pittsburg
Date: December 8, 2020
This training designed to increase awareness of those youth who are in the foster care system. The training will bring together the best methods of in-person and virtual education to educate professionals and advocates in the field on this timely topic. The intent is to guide participants through an exploration of strategies intended to engage youth which promote autonomy, a positive sense of self, and a willingness to expand their network of resources and support. This includes complying with counseling and other resources aimed at ensuring their social and emotion needs are being met. Participants will gain an understanding of how to support youth and their foster family as we all work as members if a professional team.
Learning Objectives Participants will understand how the following concepts relate to youth engagement/safety:
- Critical thinking
- Working through Resistance
- Explain the importance of identifying and establishing Kin/Fictive Kin placements to promote wellbeing in children
Marcus Stallworth, MSW, is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Welcome 2 Reality. He is an author of a journal article published in the 23rd volume of Child Welfare League of America?s Children?s Voice. Marcus is a national consultant and trainer for Child Welfare League of America and professor at the University of Bridgeport and Post University
Qur-an Webb, MSW, is the Director of Operations at Welcome 2 Reality. He is a wealth knowledge and experience in Child Welfare. Qur-an an independent contractor and graduate of the Elm City Fellowship for Children and Families sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Qur-an teaches at the University of Bridgeport.
Registration Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/pittsocialwork/Activity_Search/4080