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March 2019

National Social Work Month

March 1 - March 31
Nationwide

National Social Work Month in March is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Social workers across the globe believe that all people have dignity and deserve respect, and Social Work Month is an opportunity for them to educate the public about how they are improving relationships within families, making social support systems more effective, and building stronger communities.

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 1 - March 31
Nationwide

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and the National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) partner together to highlight the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. This campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes…

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Shared Parenting Training

March 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
KVC Nebraska Omaha Office, 11550 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137 United States
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Foster Parent Training

This training is available to foster parents and worth 2 CEUs. You are able to take this training via webcast through the MyLink app on your iPad. In this training, you will: Discuss the importance of participating in shared parenting with a biological family. Learn the grief cycle and how to apply that to a biological family who may be grieving the loss of custody. Practice initiating a conversation and relationship through role plays. Childcare is available at all trainings, but…

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Placement Stability Training

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
KVC Nebraska Omaha Office, 11550 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137 United States
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Foster Parent Training

This training is required for all foster parents each licensure period and worth 1.5 CEUs. You are able to take this training via webcast through the MyLink app on your iPad. Placement Stability training teaches the importance of placement stability for foster children, the stages of disruption, and the legislative history impacting placement stability. Objectives: Define placement stability. Discuss what child welfare legislation says about placement stability. Examine effects on children who have experienced numerous placements. Discuss what information foster…

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April 2019

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 - April 30
Nationwide

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

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Medication Aid Training

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
KVC Nebraska Omaha Office, 11550 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137 United States
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This training is required for all foster parents and EFH providers each licensure period and worth 2 CEUs. Medication Aide training reviews safe medication management. After this training, foster parents and EFH providers should be able to: Give meds in a safe, consistent manner; in a clean, sterile technique; and have medication that is clearly labeled and issued by a pharmacy or hospital Understand The 8 Rights of Medication Administration Properly store medication Childcare is available at all trainings, but foster…

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Want to Foster or Adopt? Take the First Step with This Training – Omaha, NE

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KVC Nebraska Omaha Office, 11550 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137 United States
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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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Child Passenger Safety Training

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
KVC Nebraska Lincoln Office, 5001 Central Park Drive
Lincoln, NE 68504 United States
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Foster Parent Training

This training is available to foster parents and worth 2 CEUs. Child Passenger Safety training provides participants with hands-on instruction on installing child restraints properly, and a discussion on the importance of child passenger safety. Objectives: Hands-on practice with properly installing a child safety seat. Understand the importance of checking the crash history of child safety seats. Learn to check a child safety seat label and determine appropriateness for each particular child. Understand the difference between forward-facing and rear-facing child…

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Adoption Training

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KVC Nebraska Lincoln Office, 5001 Central Park Drive
Lincoln, NE 68504 United States
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Foster Parent Training

This training is available to foster parents and worth 2 CEUs. This class informs participants of the processes involved in providing permanency for youth. We will review the 7 Core Issues regarding adoption and how to work through those issues as they arise. Childcare is available at all trainings, but foster parents must sign-up for childcare prior to each training date. Foster Parents are required to earn 12 hours of CEUs each year of their licensing period (for a total of 24 hours…

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Want to Adopt? Learn More About the Process with This Training – Lincoln, NE

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
KVC Nebraska Lincoln Office, 5001 Central Park Drive
Lincoln, NE 68504 United States
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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? This class will inform you of the processes involved in providing permanency and becoming an adoptive parent for youth. We will review the 7 Core Issues of Adoption and how to work through those issues as they arise. If you're considering becoming a foster parent with KVC and want to sign…

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