2017-2018 Foster Parents Training Plan

Social Media – ENG (3hres)

Training Outline: The social media presentation will discuss reasons why some children in care are more dependent on devices and the internet. The presentation will give suggestions of how caregivers can have conversations about safety around the use of the internet with children/youth. We will explore safety features in some of the more popular "apps" (snapchat, facebook, instagran, twitter). The training will aim to assist caregivers implement structure around the use of devices in their home.

Trainers: Stacey Sutherland & Kevin Yasuda

Date: October 2nd, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:30pm  – Training Room

 

Lying & Stealing – ENG (3hres)

Training Outline: In this training session, you will be provided an opportunity to learn about, and understand why, children may lye and/or steal. Furthermore, you will learn how to develop and utilize possible strategies and solutions in order to address these behavioural issues.

Trainers: Sandra Lemieux & Greg Hopkins

Date: November 6th, 2017, 6h30pm to 9h30pm  – Training Room

 

Depression & Anxiety – ENG (3hres)

Training Outline: In this training session, you will be provided an opportunity to learn about, and understand why, children may be depressed and/or anxious. Furthermore, you will learn how to develop and utilize possible strategies and solutions in order to address these emotional/psychological issues.

Trainers: Patricia Pires and Mindy Watson

Date:    January 15th, 2018, 6:30pm to 9:30pm  – Training Room

            March 21st, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in French

 

Self Harm & Suicidal Ideation – ENG (3hres)

Training Outline: In this training session, you will be provided an opportunity to learn about, and understand why, children may consider self harm and/or harbour suicidal ideations. Furthermore, you will learn how to develop and utilized possible strategies and solutions in order to address these psychological issues.

Trainers: Geneviève Kalentzis and Christine Filion

Date: February 5th, 2018,  6:30pm to 9:30pm – Training Room

 

 

PRIDE In-Service Training

Module 1 – The Foundation for Meeting Developmental Needs of Children at Risk (6hres)

Training objectives:  Foster parent will understand factors affecting self-esteem and will be able to assess self-esteem to create necessary conditions for positive self-esteem.

Trainers: Ellen Harwood and Melissa MacLean

Training Dates:            

Session 1 - October 12th, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Session 2- October 17th, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Note: Participants need to commit to attend the 2 sessions.

 

Module 2 – Using Discipline to Protect, Nurture, and Meet Developmental Needs (6hres)

Training Objectives: Foster parent will understand the relationship between meeting needs and behaviour; will know how to assist child in meeting needs responsibly and how to use discipline techniques to promote positive behaviour .

Trainers: Ellen Harwood and Christine Pratt

Training Dates:

Session 1 - November 7th, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Session 2 - November 14th, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30pm

Note: Participants need to commit to attend the 2 sessions.

 

Module 3 – Addressing Development Issues Related to Sexuality (3hres)

Training Objectives:  Foster parents will know the stages of sexual development, will be able to provide developmentally appropriate information on sexual development and behaviour and will recognize symptomatic/problematic sexual development and can respond appropriately

Trainers: Ellen Harwood and Melissa MacLean

Training Dates: Session 1 - January 9th, 2018, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

 

Module 4 – Responding to Signs & Symptoms of Sexual Abuse (6hres)

Training Objectives: Foster parent will know signs and symptoms of sexual abuse, how  sexual abuse affects child growth and development and appropriate interventions to use.

Trainers: Tina Long and Melissa MacLean

Dates to be confirmed

 

 

Nurturing Attachment Group

Start date: September 11, 2017  5pm - 8pm at the CAS office. This group runs for 12 weeks and will finish on December 11, 2017.

Location Ottawa CAS building

Participants: All foster, KIN and adoptive families who currently have a placement are welcome to attend the group. 15-20 participants will be accepted into the group. Therefore, registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

Facilitators: Melissa Lumley-Pfeil and Michelle Hogeterp

Note: Dates to be confirmed for two other groups that will be offered in the New Year. No honorarium.

 

Car Seat Clinic (30min)

The Children's Aid Society is pleased to invite foster families to attend a car seat clinic. This clinic will ensure that your car seats are successfully installed and ensure that the kids in your care are properly restrained. We therefore encourage bringing the kids in your care with you! This clinic will ensure that you have the skills and confidence to install and use your seat properly. All the above-mentioned technicians are fully qualified Child Passenger Safety Technicians with certification through the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (www.cpsac.org)

Facilitators: Renée Charbonneau, Richard Foucher, Josée Major, Mylène Soucy, Janique Cyr, Julie Gratton & Marie-Josée Saumure    

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Location:  1602 Telesat Court, Ottawa Ontario

Registrations will be accepted until September 27th. A technician will be spending approximately 30 minutes with youso please register ahead of time for a specific time slot.

Please note that no compensation will be given for this event.

 

Car Seat Safety Training (2hrs)

Description: This training, offered by an approved technician, is designed to help those in attendance select appropriate restraint systems for children, install the systems correctly and secure the children correctly in these systems. This emphasized the fact that proper equipment and installation minimizes the risk of serious injuries when involved in a car collision.

Target Participants: Required for all families caring for children under the age of 8

Facilitator: R. Charbonneau & R. Foucher or J. Gratton and J. Major

Various dates: October 12, 2017 from1:00pm – 3:00pm or November 2, 2017

 

COP for families caring for children age 0-8 (3hres)

Description: This is a great opportunity for foster parents (experienced and new) to connect and to expand their support network in sharing acquired knowledge and current questions in order to find possible solutions, tips and tricks around various challenges.

1-     Safe Driving in winter –Guest speaker, Renée Charbonneau will provide a theoretical refresher on safe winter driving and answers to any other questions, followed by an open discussion regarding the challenges surrounding car seat safety in winter along with finding practical ways of keeping children safe.

2-     Managing Access – open discussion regarding the every day challenges on managing access and sharing of ideas, experience and possible resolutions. 

Location: Training room

Date: September 26th, 2017 -  6:30PM- 9:30PM

 

OnLAC (2 day)

Description: This training program has been designed to familiarize CAS staff, residential caregiver staff and resource parents in the theory, principles and values which inform the child centred approach to child welfare practice. The aim of the program is to promote resilience while using a developmental focused approach in order to improve outcomes for children in care. The life conditions and experiences that contribute to positive outcomes for youth are explored, and the ways in which the data from AARs can be used to improve outcomes for children in care are highlighted. The curriculum explores the following six core concepts of Looking after Children

Facilitator: Nancy Keddy & Gwen Jewell

Location: Training Room

Date: October 12-13, 2017, from 9h00 am to 4h30 pm

 

Caring for Indigenous Children, Families and Communities (1 day)

Description:new required training for foster parents and workers from the Resources department.  This training was developed to deepen the participants’ awareness of the history, the Intergenerational Trauma that Indigenous children, families, and communities continue to experience and how to best serve Indigenous Children and Youth and to work alongside our Indigenous community with a new understanding and respect for this beautiful culture.

Dates and Locations:    November 2, 2017 (Gloucester Room) from 9:00am - 4:30pm

                        Or         November 25, 2017 (Gloucester Room) from 9:00am - 4:30pm

Trainers: Janique Cyr and Mandy Dugas

 

PLEASE be sure to provide as much notice as possible by calling 613-747-7800 ext: CARE (2273) if for any reason you are unable to attend something for which you have registered as there are very often waitlists and costs that are associated with training.