Nurturing Parenting: Positive Ways to Deal with Stress (5/10/2022)


Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost. 

May 10, 2022

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM (EST)

Carla Jordan, MS

Deadline to register 5/9/22


Greetings foster/adoptive parents and caregivers!

Becoming a foster and/or adoptive parent can present its own unique challenges, especially when the children involved have a complex history of trauma.

The Foster Parent Training Program, housed at the UK TRC, is offering a virtual training series focused on equipping foster/adoptive parents and other caregivers with the information and tools required to meet the needs of these children through a trauma-informed perspective.

We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming session:

Nurturing Parenting: Positive Ways to Deal with Stress

Virtual via Zoom

May 10, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Length of Training (Hours): 2

About the Speaker: Carla has a master’s in psychology. She has facilitated parenting classes for almost 20 years in both KY and MI. She is the FPTP Coordinator and Training Specialist at the CoSW Training Resource Center. She is trained in Nurturing Parenting, Arise, Coming Together for Racial Understanding, Mental Health CPR and more. She also holds a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Certificate from the College of Agriculture Communities and Environment at the University of KY.

Carla is an advocate and mentor. She has served on several boards like the Southern Bluegrass Citizen Review Panel (Past-Chair), Kentucky Extension Diversity & Inclusion Network (Past-Chair) and Prevent

Child Abuse KY (Partner in Prevention). She volunteers for organizations that provide educational, advocacy and mentoring to youth like Frankie’s Corner and Community Inspired Solutions. Carla is dedicated to increasing capacity and providing individuals and families with tools to increase parenting, social, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

About the Program: Stress is an emotional response to the demands of life. It is the pressure we feel to meet a deadline, to keep a schedule, to expect others to keep their commitments or to raise caring children in a seemingly hostile world. Stress is the one feeling most everyone is concerned about, and for good reason. It is estimated that 75 to 90% of all illnesses are stress related. Getting a handle on stress can mean a healthier and longer life.  Do you ever feel stressed? Do you want to find ways to relax? A workshop will be held on May 10, 2022 from 10:00am-12:00pm EST to help you and your family learn about handling stress. More specifically, during this training parents will:

  • To examine the meaning of stress.
  • To identify ways adults create stress.
  • To help parents and their children learn techniques to reduce stress.

This training will help parents learn to increase overall health and wellness for themselves and their foster youth by learning strategies to help cope with stress.

This event has been approved for ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky foster parents. Though these trainings are delivered virtually, the trainings do fulfill 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 or 1-833-859-3278 (1-833-UKY-FAST).