Fostering Resilience in the Face of Grief (5/20/21)


Foster Parent Mentor Program trainings are offered at no cost. 

May 20, 2021
7-8:30 pm Eastern

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, DAAETS

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Fostering Resilience in the Face of Grief with Barbara Rubel

An oft forgotten challenge facing each child placed in out-of-home care is that of resolving grief.  It is very often true that foster parents are also facing their own grief while helping the children placed in their home.   Our grandparents and other Relative/Fictive Kin foster homes are especially impacted by many kinds of losses.  These losses often trigger vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.  But it is so important to remember that loss is at the heart of these ambiguous feelings.  This training will take us back to the basics and consider what strengths we have within our grasp to build resiliency!

Parenting Skills & Training Objectives

Foster Parents will be able to identify the impact of disenfranchised grief and ambiguous loss.  Foster Parents will be able to compare compassion fatigue, traumatic stress, and vicarious trauma in the children they serve and themselves.  Foster Parents will the discover 8 character strengths that foster resilience in themselves and the children they serve.


About the Presenter:

Barbara earned BS in Psychology and MA in Community Health with a concentration in Thanatology from Brooklyn College.  She is board certified expert in traumatic stress & diplomate with the American Academy of Experts.  Serves as adjunct faculty at Brooklyn College, author, contributing author of many books, curriculum writer on loss, grief, compassion fatigue for healthcare professionals and the Dept. of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime. Featured in award winning documentary, “Families Shattered by Suicide”.   Former Hospice Bereavement Coordinator.   See