You are Worthy-Caring for the MVP (9/15/22)

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Foster Parent Training Program events are offered at no cost. 

September 15, 2022

10:00 AM-12:00 PM Eastern

Carla Jordan, MS- Facilitator

Registration Deadline September 13, 2022

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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  

You Are Worthy- Caring for the MVP 

September 15, 2022 

10:00am- 12:00pm (EST) 

Carla Jordan, MS 

Registration Deadline Tuesday 13, 2022 

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 Lexington. Carla is dedicated to increasing capacity and providing individuals and families with tools to increase parenting, social, interpersonal, and leadership skills. 

 

About the Program: 

Resilience is the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, such as when you may be experiencing personal or family issues, a serious health concern, work stress, money worries, or other difficulties. It’s the ability to bounce back from challenges. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 2022, one of the keyways to build resilience is to focus on self-care. This session will provide ways to manage stress by practicing self-care. Participants will:  

  • Take a self-esteem checkup 
  • Learn to Improve their self-esteem and adopt healthier attitudes about self. 
  • Parents will learn to define stress 
  • Parents will learn how stress affects the body 
  • Parents will identify and practice mindfulness techniques for stress-management. 
  • Practice mindfulness by learning to stay in the moment, reframing and adopting an attitude of gratitude. 
  • Parents will learn why it’s important to develop a healthy self-care plan.  
  • Parents will develop a personal self-care plan. 

 

This information packed foster parent training program will teach parents skills that will be helpful in creating a holistic approach towards practicing self-care which is effective in managing stress and building resilience. Building resilience is important to mitigating the effects of trauma. Becoming more resilient not only helps you get through difficult circumstances, but it also empowers you to grow and even improve your life along the way (APA, 2022). This training will help parents learn to increase overall health and wellness for themselves and their foster youth.  

This training is approved for 2 credit hours for ongoing, elective training credit for Kentucky foster parents. Though the training is delivered virtually, it fulfils 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).