Engaging Youth in Foster Care
Qur-an Webb, MSW & Marcus Stallworth, LMSW
December 5, 2020, 9 am – 12:15 pm
Children who enter the child welfare system face many obstacles
and challenges. When children are separated from their family and enter foster care, their
willingness to trust and make positive connections can be extremely difficult. This training
will discuss how to improve engagement with youth in foster care of all ages, races, and
sexual orientations and gender identities. We will explore risk and resilience factors
emphasizing the importance of strength based-solution focused strategies to support and
engage these individuals.
Target Level Audience: Intermediate
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
– List he risk and resilience factors specific to youth in foster care.
– Compare and contrast skills to engage youth in foster care.
When participants return to the workplace, they will be able to:
– Engage kin in supportive services.
– Critically appraise their agencies’ approaches to serving youth in car.
9:00 – 9:10am Introductions: Who We Are; Roles; Goals and Objectives;
Overview; Ice Breaker
9:10 – 10:30am Expectations of Parenting Youth; Risk & Resilience Factors
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45 – 11:30am Burnout and Trauma; Child and Adolescent Behaviors; Youth
11:30 – 12:00pm Solutions to Treatment; Strength Based Strategies; Resources
12:00 – 12:15pm Summary and Evaluations
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