FPTP: Let’s Get Focused: Declutter the Mind & Increase Mental-Real Estate (5/9/23)


Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost. 

May 9, 2023

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Eastern

Carla Jordan, MS- Facilitator

Registration Deadline May 3, 2023



Do you have ruminating thoughts that constantly occupy your mind? Do you tend to overthink just about everything? Do you struggle with allowing your thoughts to control your emotions, rule your behavior or impede progress? If so, please join us…


Let’s Get Focused: Declutter the Mind and Increase Mental Real-Estate

Carla Jordan, MS

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Eastern Time

Via Zoom

1.5 Foster Parent Training Credit Hours

Deadline to register:

May 3, 2023


Rumination involves repetitive thinking or dwelling on negative feelings and distress and their causes and consequences. The repetitive, negative aspect of rumination can contribute to the development of depression or anxiety and can worsen existing mental health and other behavioral conditions. Focusing on negative thoughts can impede progress, interfere in relationships and negatively impact an individual’s health and wellness.

During this training, foster parents will learn practical steps to increase their mental real-estate and improve their cognitive abilities and critical thinking skills. More specifically, this training will help parents learn strategies that can be modeled to their foster youth to increase resiliency. Parents will:

  • Learn strategies to decrease ruminating thoughts and brain fog
  • Learn the correlation between mental imagery and emotions
  • Will learn to identify negative bias
  • Learn the process of emotional regulatory healing
  • Will identify and practice 2 mindfulness techniques


This training is approved for 1.5 credit hours for ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky foster parents. Though the training is delivered virtually, it fulfills the face-to-face, group-setting requirement. A reliable internet connection and computer/ smartphone with webcam are required.


If you have any questions, please contact Carla Jordan, TRC Training Specialist, at Carla.Jordan@uky.edu or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).