Training & Events

DAPCEP Saturdays! Spring 2018

Explore the exciting worlds of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)! Open to all southeast Michigan students. Additional information HERE

TIP at Wayne State University

Foster care youth in Southeast Michigan are encouraged to learn more about the Transition to Independence Program (TIP) at Wayne State University.  This special program exists to help youth who have aged out of the foster care system to realize their educational aspirations. Get connected with resources and support needed to succeed in college. Click HERE for additional info about TIP at WSU and their upcoming events.

PRIDE Training

Friday, January 19th 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Friday, February 16th 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

Friday, March 16th 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO BRIDGETT CRAIG AT 734.762.0909 or BCRAIG@FOREVER-FAMILIES.ORG TO BE PUT ON SCHEDULE. NO WALK-INS.

Foster Care Orientation

Tuesday, January 16th 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, January 18th 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Thursday, February 15th 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, February 20th 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Thursday, March 15th 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

Tuesday, March 20th 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO BRIDGETT CRAIG AT 734.762.0909 OR BCRAIG@FOREVER-FAMILIES.ORG TO BE PUT ON SCHEDULE. NO WALK-INS.

Wayne County Coalition Trainings Sponsored by Forever Families

SPECIAL EVALUATIONS (Credit Hours 2)
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

This session will help foster parents understand the special evaluation process, their rights during an investigation and how to avoid complaints. It will also help foster parents understand the differences between licensing investigations and investigations conducted by Children’s Protective Services.

COMPASSION FATIGUE (Credit Hours 2)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
When caregivers focus on others without practicing self-care, destructive behaviors can surface. This training will teach foster parents about what it means to experience compassion fatigue, how to recognize it and ways to manage its symptoms.

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PLANS (IEP) AND 504 PLANS FOR STUDENTS (Credit Hours 2)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Creating an effective IEP or 504 plan often takes time, effort and patience. We’ll walk you through the legal language and procedures so it’ll be easier for you to participate. The more you know about the process, the better you can advocate for your child!

PLANNING FOR CHANGE (Credit Hours 2)
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adding a new child or children to your family will make life different for you and your spouse, your children, and even your extended family. This training will help guide newer foster parents on how to manage the changes and transitions associated with foster parenting.

EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
(Credit Hours 4) Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Developmental disabilities are common and early identification is important. This training will help foster parents understand their role in developmental monitoring and early identification.

** Above trainings are held at Forever Families office located at 17940 Farmington Rd., Ste. 301 Livonia, MI 48152. Please contact Gloria Mitchell at 734.762.0909 ext. 102 or gmitchell@forever-families.org to register.