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Charlotte | Support Group | 6/2/20
June 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Support Group & Training
At Children’s Home Society, we don’t just recruit, train, and license foster families. We support them, too! Our goal is to equip our families with the tools they need to provide the best possible care for themselves and the children in their homes. Our support groups typically meet once a month, offering foster families the opportunity to connect with each other and learn how to best care for children with different needs and backgrounds.
Since we can’t be together for now, we are offering an opportunity to connect virtually! Group check-ins will be held online twice per month for anyone who wants to join and chat with other parents. We know this stuff isn’t easy, but you are not in this alone. And a bonus – your participation counts toward your in-service training requirements!
Meet the Facilitator
Michelle Calvert, MPA, Professional Trainer & NC Certified Parent Educator has worked in the field of child welfare for over 18 years. Michelle’s interest in youth well-being and permanency grew out of her own mother’s experience growing up in foster care and the rippling effects this had on her mother’s life and family.
Michelle holds a BA degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She received training from nationally known permanency expert Kevin Campbell; completed the Training for Adoption Competency program through The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.); and most recently earned the Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate through the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.
Please note: It’s important to protect confidentiality for both our children and our parents, and the discussion may include sensitive content. We ask that you be mindful of this. Plan to use headphones or earbuds while participating, and/or ensure that children are not present in the room. Thank you.