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In-Service Training Courses for Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive Caregivers

MODULE 1: THE FOUNDATION FOR MEETING THE DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AT RISK
Session 1: Understanding And Assessing Self-Esteem
Session 2: Building Self-Esteem And Understanding Behavior
Session 3: Communicating With Youth And Children, Part 1
Session 4: Communicating With Youth And Children, Part 2

MODULE 2: USING DISCIPLINE TO PROTECT, NURTURE, AND MEET DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS
Session 1: Promoting Positive Behavior
Session 2: Promoting Self-Responsibility And Responding To Unacceptable Behavior
Session 3: Responding To Challenges

MODULE 3: ADDRESSING DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES RELATED TO SEXUALITY
Session 1: Addressing Developmental Issues Relating To Sexuality

MODULE 4: RESPONDING TO THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
Session 1: Understanding Sexual Abuse
Session 2: Responding To The Issues Of Sexual Abuse

MODULE 5: SUPPORTING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Session 1: Respecting And Supporting Child/Birth Ties
Session 2: Supporting Contacts Between Children And Their Families
Session 3: Becoming Partners In Parenting

MODULE 6: WORKING AS A PROFESSIONAL TEAM MEMBER
Session 1: Strengthening Teamwork Skills
Session 2: Developing Your Professional Role
Session 3: Conflict As Opportunity

MODULE 7: PROMOTING CHILDREN'S PERSONAL AND CULTURAL IDENTITY
Session 1: Valuing And Making A Commitment To Cultural Competency
Session 2: Helping Children Develop Lifebooks

MODULE 8: PROMOTING PERMANENCY OUTCOMES
Session 1: An Overview Of Permanency Planning Practice
Session 2: Understanding Permanency Goals
Session 3: Supporting Children's Transition To Permanent Homes Through Reunification, Part 1
Session 4: Supporting Children's Transition To Permanent Homes Through Reunification, Part 2

MODULE 9: MANAGING THE FOSTERING EXPERIENCE
Session 1: Managing Change In Your Family
Session 2: Managing The Impact Of Abuse / Neglect Allegations