Resource Parents and Relative Caregivers

​ODHS Child Welfare coordinates a variety of live/online training offerings for resource parents, relative resource parents and adoptive/guardianship families. Training sessions  range between 1-3 hours long and will be hosted on Zoom. All registration occurs by clicking the registration link and filling out a form – there is no need to create an account to request registration. For registration step-by-step assistance, review our How to Register Guide​. At least one topic will be hosted each month with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. All topics can be counted toward ongoing training hours for recertification as an ODHS Child Welfare Certified Resource Family.

Please review Virtual Training Participant Expectations and Zoom Technical Assistance links prior to attending Training English ~ Español

For any questions or assistance with registration, please contact Resource.FamilyTraining@dhsoha.state.or.us 

Classes offered January through July 2021

  
  
Description
MayCollaborative Strategies for Caregivers

Date: 5/17/2010   Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understand why challenging kids are challenging and will begin to create new strategies for meaningful collaboration.

Registration​

MayLying, Opposition & Shutting Down: 3 Questions to Ask When Facing These Challenging Behaviors by Robyn Gobbel, LMSW, hosted by ORPARC

​​Date: 5/24/2021  Time:  10:00  - 1:00 pm

Course Synopsis: What if we could solve challenging behaviors by asking ourselves three questions? It really is that simple though definitely not that easy! Our children's behaviors are simply what we see on the outside that tell us about what's happening on the inside. If we want to fix a behavior, we need to fix what's happening on the inside and stop playing behavior whack-a-mole- maybe one behavior gets fixed but it just pops up somewhere else. This three-hour webinar will teach parents and professionals the three questions to ask when faced with difficult behaviors. Then together we will ask those questions (and answer them!) with three specific behaviors - lying, opposition, and shutting down.

Registration 

MayTrauma Informed Responding

Date: 5/25/2021  Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Gain practical information about responding to disclosures of sexual abuse and ways to support youth in your care who have been sexually abused.

Registration​

MayParents and Resource (Foster) Parents: A Model for Co-Parenting

​Parents and Resource (Foster) parents with lived experience of the Oregon Child Welfare system will come together to describe their challenges and successes in working together to co-parent for the benefit of children in their care. They will share their stories and answer your questions.  Common themes for discussion include: providing medical, dental and mental health care collaboratively, strategies for productive, positive communication within families, and supporting parents who are newly in recovery to build natural supports.

Dates: May 27; June 24; July 29th (all 6-7:30pm)


JuneIntroduction to Adoption and Guardianship Mediation

​Date:  6/3/2021   Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

This training will be an overview of the benefits and process of developing agreements for contact communication between birth and adoptive/guardian families.

Registration​

JuneUnderstanding and Supporting Foster Youth Who Identify as LGBTQIA+

Date: 6/7/2021  Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Provides participants with a basic understanding of what it means to be an LGBTQ youth in today’s society, the impacts of caregivers support, and how to provide support and affirmation to LGBTQ youth in our care.

Registration​

JuneDealing with Dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, hosted by ORPARC

Date: 6/7/2021 Time10:00am-1:00pm

Course Synopsis: Wondering the best ways to deal with the sassy, swearing, door-slamming behaviors that push all your buttons? Let's get practical in this workshop to: 

1. Tame your trigger so you don't flip your lid.
2. Practice effective ways to teach respect. 
3. Gain some skills for de-escalating disrespectful moments.
4. Build compassion for the pain or fear that might be behind some prickly porcupine behavior.

Registration

JuneTalking About Race and Culture with Young Children

Date: 6/8/2021  Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Caregivers will gain more insight about the need to discuss race and culture with young children. Gain practical ideas and tools about how to discuss race and culture with young children to promote self-worth and feel seen and acknowledged.

Additional Resource: ODHS Child Welfare Resource List (English) (Spanish)

Registration​

JuneYouth Thrive: Adolescent Development and Youth Resilience

​​Date: 6/9/2021  Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Based in strengths-based and positive psychology perspectives, the Youth Thrive training gives foster parents, relative caregivers and adoptive parents the concrete knowledge they need to understand young people and promote their long-term well-being. Additional Resource: Advancing Healthy Adolescent Development and Wellbeing YouthThrive

9:00 am Registration​

6:00 pm Registration​

JuneSupporting Children with Sexual Behaviors

Date: 6/14/2021  Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am

{Also 6/15 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm)

Many children engage in sexual behaviors. Most of the time, this behavior falls into the "common" or "healthy" range. Sometimes, children engage in "concerning," "problematic," or "harmful" sexual behaviors. This is a sign that they are off-track developmentally and need their caretakers and possibly a professional to help them change their behaviors and get back on track. Learn user-friendly methods to identify if the behavior is common/concerning/harmful and tips to respond. This presentation is facilitated by CARES NW. This course is available again 7/20. (Available with Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation 6/14!)

Additional Resource: CARES NW resource list (English and Spanish)

Registration​

JuneSupporting Children with Sexual Behaviors

Date: 6/15/2021  Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Many children engage in sexual behaviors. Most of the time, this behavior falls into the "common" or "healthy" range. Sometimes, children engage in "concerning," "problematic," or "harmful" sexual behaviors. This is a sign that they are off-track developmentally and need their caretakers and possibly a professional to help them change their behaviors and get back on track. Learn user-friendly methods to identify if the behavior is common/concerning/harmful and tips to respond. This presentation is facilitated by CARES NW. This course is available again 7/20. (Available with Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation 6/14!)

Additional Resource: CARES NW resource list (English and Spanish)

Registration​

JuneNavigating Tribal Identity (ICWA Part 3)

​​Date: 6/22/2021  Time:  6:00  - 8:00 pm

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) training series is a 4 part series. In Part 3, hear from Tribal members from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw who will share their personal stories and how they have navigated their cultural identity.

Registration​


JuneParents and Resource (Foster) Parents: A Model for Co-Parenting

​Parents and Resource (Foster) parents with lived experience of the Oregon Child Welfare system will come together to describe their challenges and successes in working together to co-parent for the benefit of children in their care. They will share their stories and answer your questions.  Common themes for discussion include: providing medical, dental and mental health care collaboratively, strategies for productive, positive communication within families, and supporting parents who are newly in recovery to build natural supports.

Dates: June 24; July 29th (all 6-7:30pm)


JulyHealthy Relationships for Teens

Date: 7/19/2021  Time: 9:00 -11:00 am

(Also 7/29 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm)

Healthy relationships are healing for youth who have lived through trauma. How can adults help support youth in seeking healthy relationships? How can you support youth as they navigate their personal boundaries as well as those of others? We will look at the foundations of healthy relationships, as well as consider the signs of unhealthy relationships. This presentation is being facilitated by CARES NW. (Available with Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation 7/29!)

Additional Resource: Decreasing Teen Dating Violence Resource Page

Registration​

JulySupporting Children with Sexual Behaviors

Date: 7/20/2021  Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Many children engage in sexual behaviors. Most of the time, this behavior falls into the "common" or "healthy" range. Sometimes, children engage in "concerning," "problematic," or "harmful" sexual behaviors. This is a sign that they are off-track developmentally and need their caretakers and possibly a professional to help them change their behaviors and get back on track. Learn user-friendly methods to identify if the behavior is common/concerning/harmful and tips to respond. This presentation is facilitated by CARES NW.

Additional Resource: CARES NW resource list (English and Spanish)

Registration​

JulyUnderstanding Tribal Culture, Customs & Ceremonies (ICWA Part 4)

​Date: 7/21/2021 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) training series is a 4 part series. In Part 4, Tribal members from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Confederated Tribes of Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw will discuss the importance of cultural connections, understanding traditional ceremonies and your role as a foster parent and relative caregiver.

Registration​

JulyHealthy Relationships for Teens

 Date: 7/29/2021  Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Healthy relationships are healing for youth who have lived through trauma. How can adults help support youth in seeking healthy relationships? How can you support youth as they navigate their personal boundaries as well as those of others? We will look at the foundations of healthy relationships, as well as consider the signs of unhealthy relationships. This presentation is being facilitated by CARES NW. (Available with Simultaneous Spanish Interpretation 7/29!)

Additional Resource: Decreasing Teen Dating Violence Resource Page

Registration​

JulyParents and Resource (Foster) Parents: A Model for Co-Parenting

Parents and Resource (Foster) parents with lived experience of the Oregon Child Welfare system will come together to describe their challenges and successes in working together to co-parent for the benefit of children in their care. They will share their stories and answer your questions.  Common themes for discussion include: providing medical, dental and mental health care collaboratively, strategies for productive, positive communication within families, and supporting parents who are newly in recovery to build natural supports.



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