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1.50 credit hours — posted Dec 28, 2022
This course began out of the necessity to address the evolving COVID-19 crisis in 2020. Over the following 2+ years, much has changed with respect to this pandemic, and still today we are experiencing the ever-changing aspects–mentally, socially, and physically. We created this follow-up module to our initial 2020 "Responding...
1.50 credit hours — posted Mar 23, 2020
Please note: This is an evolving crisis and this module will be updated with additional resources and information as it becomes available. In order to publish this material as quickly as possible, we have not included a quiz. That will be added later. Please contact our training department to add...
1.75 credit hours — posted Dec 17, 2019
Navigating the child welfare legal system is perhaps one of the greatest challenges for foster parents, birth parents, and caseworkers. Because legal systems vary significantly depending on county, state, and federal laws, navigating these judicial labyrinths can be disorienting, frustrating, humbling, and at times, deflating. When a child’s wellbeing and...
2.50 credit hours — posted Nov 18, 2019
**This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Please complete "Improving the Child Welfare System: Part 1" prior to this course.** The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (aka Family First) transforms federal child welfare financing streams to allow funding for services to families whose children may be...
1.50 credit hours — posted Nov 18, 2019
The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 (aka Family First) transforms federal child welfare financing streams to allow funding for services to families whose children may be at risk of entering foster care. It includes the most significant changes to federal child welfare finance structures since the establishment of...
1.50 credit hours — posted Oct 10, 2019
**This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Please complete "Supporting Higher Education Success Part 1" prior to this course.** Youth in foster care need supportive adults, mentors, and other higher education advocates to help them realize educational goals and pursuits. While many youth in/from foster care want to...
1.50 credit hours — posted Oct 10, 2019
Youth in foster care need supportive adults, mentors, and other higher education advocates to help them realize educational goals and pursuits. While many youth in/from foster care want to attend college. The rates of actual enrollment and completion don't match desire. 85 percent of foster youth aspire to attend college,...
2.50 credit hours — posted Oct 19, 2018
Foster parents play a vital role in maintaining connections between children and their birth parents. These relationships can be confusing and chaotic for children and youth and require special care and handling. Helping a young person maintain or strengthen connections to birth parents can be challenging. Learn how foster parents...
3.00 credit hours — posted Aug 6, 2018
Children and youth in foster care are at a higher risk for medical and mental health problems than those not in care. This is often a direct result of their childhood trauma, making it extremely important that they receive high-quality, coordinated health care. In addition, health care is often court-ordered...
2.50 credit hours — posted Nov 10, 2017
Preparation is key when welcoming a new child or young person into your home. The arrival can be a time of excitement, as well as anxiety, especially for the child coming into your home. It is often a time of questions, and being ready to answer these questions with both...

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