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Enhancing Your Skills as a Foster Parent: Session One

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A foster parent must be many things to many people. Child welfare professionals depend on the skills of foster parents. Children need safety and guidance to heal from the various traumas that they have experienced in their short lives.

This three part training session will explore the following skills: Session 1: listening with empathy, perseverance in the midst of the struggle, flexibility and adaptability, Session 2: patience and humor, stability and consistency in relationships, discipline, Session 3: self care, collaboration with multiple people in the child’s life, and cultural and identity development. Registration for each session will be separate.

Lorie Leske, Parent Coach and Family Advocate is a mother of four adult children, three by birth and one through adoption. She has worked with children, youth, and families for over 28 years, helping them increase their capacity for healthy relationships. Her current passion is working with families involved in child protection and foster care. As a foster and adoptive parent she is intimately aware of the joy and heartache experienced within the foster system.

Angie Ellsworth, MS, LSW, LSC, is the owner of Timeout Behavior Coaching, LLC, where she trains and coaches parents and teachers in research-based positive behavior strategies to create a more calm and respectful environment and build healthier relationships. As a wife, parent of three, and more than 20 prior years experience as a school social worker, counselor, and behavior coach, Angie knows all about the challenges happening in the trenches.  It is a pleasure and an honor for her to now be providing in-home parent coaching to support families in more meaningful and transformational ways.  Having witnessed amazing growth in others, Angie is looking forward to sharing her expertise with you.


August 13
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Registration is required
Regions served:
All Regions, North West, North Central, North East, West Central, East Central, South West, Metro, South East
Encouraged to attend
Kinship/Foster/Adoptive Parents, Professionals
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