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Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma (RPC Online) February-March 2020
February 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, often known as the Resource Parent Curriculum, or “RPC,” is a 7-week series for parents who are raising children who have been in foster care. This online version of that training is designed for parents who currently have a child placed in their home and have not previously been through RPC. It includes tools and strategies, and is designed to be practical and useful for day-to-day parenting. Parents will have an opportunity to apply what is being learned to their own child, practicing skills and strategies between classes.
WHEN: February 17th-March 30th, 2020 Mondays 6:00—7:30 pm
WHERE: Online—Internet connection and speakers needed. Training manuals will be mailed by postal mail on 2/11/2020. Skype invitation will be sent out via email on the same day.
HOW TO RSVP: Complete the one-time registration below. You will be registering for all seven sessions. Couples, please register each person separately. Each attendee will receive a certificate at the end of the training.
WHO: Registration is by invitation.
Meet the trainers
Facilitator: Walter Johnson, Professional Trainer
Walter Johnson, BA, brings over 15 years of experience working with fathers, children and families in the foster care system. He is a NC Certified Parent Educator and an accredited provider of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Walter has had the opportunity to bring his passion for fatherhood to both human service professionals and family members as an educator working statewide under the Permanency Innovation Initiative in North Carolina. This initiative focuses on improving permanency outcomes for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. He is a husband and father of three children, and currently resides in Greensboro.
Parent Co-facilitator: Denton Gerow, Foster and Adoptive Parent
Denton and his wife have been foster/adoptive parents for over 2 years. They started the process, like many, looking to adopt a baby. Then they learned about the needs of sibling sets, so they opened up their range to 0 to 9. Then they met their son, who was 17 at the time. Now their home is open to all ages, They have been able to assist in fostering, transition stay and respite care for 6 children and they currently have their 19-year-old adopted son, and three foster to adopt boys, 5, 5 and 7! Working through all of the various traumas, behaviors and issues with the help of the Family Education and Support Services helped prepare Denton to assist in facilitating the Resource Parenting Course.