This course will give the participant an overview of discipline techniques and rationales to incorporate when dealing with children in out-of-home care. Areas that will be discussed are developmentally appropriate behaviors and how to manage responses and interactions, how to reduce power struggles, identify the arousal curve, and teach responsible behavior to children.
Reasonable Prudent Parenting Standards (RPPS), SB-358 “supports the empowerment of a caregiver to exercise common sense and good judgment to access circumstances and events in which a foster child may participate.” This training will cover the specifics of the RPPS and how you should apply it to your foster parenting.
Lying is one of the most common problems that caretakers and foster parents complain about with their foster children. This class will help you understand why foster children tend to struggle with telling the truth. Participants will learn practical strategies on how to help their foster child tell the truth along with attachment-based, behavioral strategies in response to those frustrating lies.
This class focuses on the educational issues of the child and the family within the education system and the school environment. Topics will include: IEP’s, Section 504’s, how to initiate assessments for behavior/learning problems, maintaining comprehensive files, meeting with school administrators, psychologists, and teachers, and the parent’s/guardian’s rights in these meetings. Also, the development of parent/teacher programs to enhance learning will be discussed.