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September 2020

National Kinship Care Month

September 1 - September 30
national kinship care month

National Kinship Care Month (September 1 - September 30) recognizes the importance of grandparents and relatives caring for children when their parents are unable. Across the nation, approximately 2.7 million grandparents and 1.4 million other relatives are providing kinship care for children. Related articles: Mother Overcomes Lifelong Trauma and Addiction to Reunite with Children Common Types of Foster Care How Foster Families Are Matched with Youth and Why It Matters Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Adopted From Foster Care by Grandparents

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Virtual Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment Training for KVC Foster Parents

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

This Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment online training is available to KVC foster parents and worth 2 CEUs. This training will be held virtually, for information on how to participate, please email Morgan Schmidt at mschmidt@kvc.org. In this training, you will learn: Know the definition and prevalence of mental illness in the United States. Understand the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and who can diagnose an individual or youth. Identify prevalent major mental illnesses, diagnoses and their…

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Virtual Trauma 101 Training for KVC Foster Parents

September 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This Trauma 101 online training is available to KVC foster parents and worth 2 CEUs. This training will be held virtually, for information on how to participate, please email Morgan Schmidt at mschmidt@kvc.org. This class provides foster parents with an overview of trauma, an understanding of how trauma affects children and parents, and how to work with people who have experienced trauma. Objectives: Understand how trauma affects children and brain development Learn ways to promote a healthy brain Discuss trauma…

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October 2020

Want to Foster or Adopt? Learn More About the Process With This Free Virtual Training

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

More than 3,000 Nebraska children and teens need foster families to open their hearts and homes. It only takes ONE caring adult to change a child’s life. How about you? One of the first and most important steps to become a licensed foster or adoptive parent is to complete TIPS-MAPP training (Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting). This class prepares you to care for a child who has experienced trauma and helps you…

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