Registration to KVC Nebraska’s Resource Family Conference 2017 and its many training sessions for foster families is now open to foster families outside of the KVC network. The Resource Family Conference 2017 (RFC), which will take place March 31 – April 1 in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a unique training opportunity for foster and adoptive families who are caring for children who are temporarily in foster care due to neglect, abuse or other family challenges. The April 1 trainings that have previously been exclusive to only KVC foster parents will now be open to all foster parents across the state of Nebraska.
“We are proud to be able to open these training sessions to the broader community. It’s right in line with our mission to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families – all families – by providing education. This education will help children and families across Nebraska,” said KVC Nebraska President Jodie Austin.
The 2017 KVC Nebraska RFC gives foster families a chance to learn the latest in parental skills, receive training and meet other families to grow a supportive network. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and author of numerous published works in which he advocates for parents’ critical role in raising resilient children and teens.
Last year, KVC Nebraska supported 1,000 children in foster families, provided intensive in-home family support to 710 children and adults, and facilitated 58 children’s adoptions. KVC’s trauma-informed behavioral healthcare and child welfare services are recognized internationally.
Resource families, another term for foster and adoptive parents, will learn about topics such as ways to keep youth safe in a digital world, honoring a child’s personal and family history as well as youth behavioral and mental health awareness.
Register for the Resource Family Conference 2017
Registration for the Resource Family Conference 2017 is now closed.