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Autistic, NOT “with Autism”

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Much is happening in the world of Autism as Autistic adults are leading the field and bringing hopeful changes. This workshop is for those just beginning to learn about Autism OR are just starting to challenge the harmful ways Western culture has stigmatized the Autistic brain/functioning. The purpose of this gathering is to bring about…

Understanding the Impact of Birth Order

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Foster and adoptive parents often wonder about birth order in relation to fostering or adopting when they already have children by birth. This presentation will examine the significance of birth order, and encourage participants to consider how it relates to birth/existing kids in foster and adoptive families. Daniela Coats is a Licensed Master Social Worker in…

[IN PERSON] For Professionals: Silent Battle

Great River Regional Library 1300 West Saint Germain St, St. Cloud, United States

Please join other professionals as we learn more about the nervous system and how it reacts to stress. Each person we meet has an internal fight going on.  Those who have experienced trauma, including the kids on your caseload, are fighting every day to just be. Learn how you can aid in the healing journey.…

The Autistic “Bag of Traits”

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Hang with me while we bust up the stigmas of "high" and "low" functioning Autism. We will jump into the "Bag of Traits" to better understand the large array of…

You Just Did What? Understanding the Root of Acting Out

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

This training will focus on a cognitive behavioral lens. Participants will learn about what causes challenging behaviors and effective techniques in reducing acting out behaviors. Scott Nyegaard holds a Master of…

Enhancing Your Skills as a Foster Parent: Session One

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

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…

How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories with Adopted Children

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

The histories of youth in foster and adoptive families often involve details that can feel difficult to discuss as a caregiver. Learn how to share your child’s history with them…

[FosterEd] Realistic Self-Care Strategies for Caregivers

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

As we approach transition to school time it is natural to have quite a bit of stress.  In fact, changing from summer schedules and to the stressors of school can…

[FosterEd] Part 1: Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Adolescence is a time of major transition physically, emotionally, and socially. Healthy sexuality is an important part of adolescent development, and caring adults play a key role in helping young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships that they can carry into their adult lives. During this workshop, participants will review adolescent health data trends,…

[FosterEd] Part 2: Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

Adolescence is a time of major transition physically, emotionally, and socially. Healthy sexuality is an important part of adolescent development, and caring adults play a key role in helping young people develop healthy routines, behaviors, and relationships that they can carry into their adult lives. During this workshop, participants will review adolescent health data trends,…

Enhancing Your Skills as a Foster Parent: Session Two

- Online Webinar/Training, Support Group, or Meeting MN, United States

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. In session 2 of this 3-part series, we will explore the following skills: patience and humor,…

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