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The Covid-19 Pandemic is placing tremendous strain on many families and foster families who are now facing the challenges of homeschooling youth while balancing the many needs of running a household. These added stressors can often lead to conflict and power struggles at home. Today’s video presentation: From Resistance to Resilience, provides a deeper understanding of resistant behavior(resistance to life tasks such as completing schoolwork or aiding in household duties) and offers practical tools and techniques to caregivers on how to help youth shift from avoidant and resistant behavior into resilience and healthy habit formation.
In an effort to provide the most updated information, the Center for Child Welfare is working closely with Dr. Anna T. Armstrong, PhD, MPH, CPH, MCHES. Dr. Armstrong is an assistant professor, within the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida with a discipline in health education and promotion. She will answer questions regarding the Coronavirus such as the overall health education on prevention, recommended steps for working with children on appropriate preventive and sick role behaviors, dispelling current myths, and identifying the best resources to obtain accurate updates and information. This webinar will also specifically address questions & answers from caregivers and frontline staff working in the child welfare system.
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In this workshop, our presenter teaches techniques to defuse and resolve conflict with defiant children, and get them to do their chores and homework before they play. You will also learn the four T’s to avoid: Triggers, Temporary Insanity, Tone & Threats. Also included is: The History of Adolescence and how that plays into defiance along with more other resources to help in school and at home!
This Panel discusses how to work with teens in partnership, with foster parent and birthparent. Panel consisted of two local aged out youth, foster parent and birth parent.
Adrian Mclemore talks about his experiences and his story with the foster care system and shares what the system could do to work with and involve teens.
Michael Sanders leads a discussion about working with teens and finding placement. Openly talks about the myths and facts and how to over come your own bias about the youth within systems.
Our presenters are not only clinicians, they are foster and adoptive parents that have personal experience with trauma histories. This presentation defines trauma, discusses brain-functioning, and provides some common triggers and responses we see in children. They offer useful information on how to help children who have experienced trauma.