Nurturing Parenting: Praising Children & Their Behavior (5/23/2022)


Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost. 

May 23, 2022

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

Carla Jordan, MS

Deadline to register 5/21/22


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: Praising Children and Their Behavior

Virtual via Zoom

May 23, 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: Praise can be a compliment, gesture, facial expression, or form of gentle touch, like hugs or high fives that promote feelings of self-pride, worth and accomplishment in others. Praise is a helpful parenting practice that gives children positive feedback. When done properly, it is an effective way to manage behaviors and increase self-esteem. Offering children praise can help to increase feelings of competence and confidence in themselves and their behavior. During this training parents will:

  • Learn about the types of praise
  • Learn how praise helps children feel good about themselves
  • Practice using praise

Research shows that the strongest protective factor linked with resilience to childhood trauma is the reliable presence of a sensitive, nurturing, and responsive adult. Learning to offer praise can establish a sense of connectedness, nurturance, trust and reliability for parents. Offering praise appropriately, can be an effective tool for building resiliency.

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