(Council Bluffs) Understanding and Developing the Independence and Self Reliance of Children

(Council Bluffs) Understanding and Developing the Independence and Self Reliance of Children

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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Council Bluffs Public Library


Children come into foster care primarily due to the abuse and/or neglect of their biological families, problems that are often fueled by addiction and mental health problems. Their children not only must deal with any biological tendencies, or an inherited disposition toward mental illness and addiction, but also with the psychological outcomes of having been abused, neglected, and separated from their families. Further, the fall-out from these problems is likely to be more severe during late adolescence, precisely the time when foster parents are attempting to help their children leave the nest and fly solo.

This course is geared to help find the right balance between teaching independence and keeping our fragile kids safe. It includes a checklist of independent skills that will benefit both the parent and youth.
– The tasks of late adolescence and early childhood
– Eight stages of life
– Co-dependence
– Community resources for young adults
– Discipline for the older teen and young adults
– Investigating the issues and seeking input and creative answers
– Choices, options, and criteria
– Personality and psychological testing
– Transition legislation for foster and some adopted older teens
– Practical skills needed by young adults before emancipation
– Checklist of transitional skills for independence
– Open letter to emancipating you on independence skills
– Transition gone awry, leaving to soon
– Runaways
– Before and after your child moves out
– Resources

This training has been approved for three hours of foster parent training credit.

Instructor: Hector Villareal

Important training information 
Please print and fill out this certificate and bring it to the training. Have your caseworker and training facilitator sign the form to ensure you receive the CEUs available. Always notify your caseworker or recruiter of your intention to attend any of the training or support group events on this calendar. Acceptable proof would also include the signature of the trainer on either training materials or notes that includes the title and date of the training.


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