KVC Nebraska is proud to announce the keynote speaker for its 2018 KVC Resource Family Conference will be Josh Shipp. The Resource Family Conference is a unique weekend experience for all foster, kinship, and adoptive families as well as child welfare and behavioral health professionals to attend. Dubbed the “Teen Whisperer” and a published author, global youth empowerment expert, modern self-help guru and acclaimed speaker, Shipp offers up practical strategies, laugh-out-loud humor, and heartfelt inspiration to drive change in teens and adults.
Josh Shipp spent time in foster care and went on to become a youth advocate. He now shares his own experience to help adults understand kids and kids understand themselves. Shipp is renowned for his documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with teens.
After serving as State DECA President and on the School-to-Work student advisory committee as a youth, Josh decided to commit his life to helping others achieve their goals. Josh says, “I’ve found that sometimes the very thing that has hurt you the most is the very thing you can use to help others. You can’t change the past—so why not focus on building an incredible future?”
Shipp is a spokesperson for National Foster Care Month, offers advice as a columnist for CosmoGirl magazine, and has been featured on FOX, MTV, Lifetime, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, 20/20, Good Morning America and in the New York Times. His bestselling books “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination,” “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” and “Jump Ship” are must-reads for teens and adults that address communication, trust and other topics for raising respectable adults.
2018 Resource Family Conference
KVC Nebraska’s 2018 Resource Family Conference will take place November 30 – December 1 at The Cornhusker, A Marriott Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska. This annual event is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for resource families, professionals who work with youth and the larger community support youth. Resource families, a term which includes foster and adoptive parents, relatives and extended family homes will learn about topics such as managing behavior challenges, repairing the effects of stress and trauma, and transition planning into adulthood, while children enjoy fun activities like a carnival, bouncy houses, and community activities. More than 300 families participate in the KVC Nebraska conference each year. The training opportunity is open to all everyone who is interested in supporting children and families.
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