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Family Finding for Caregivers (Calgary)
January 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MSTFree
FAMILY FINDING FOR CAREGIVERS – SESSION DESCRIPTION
Family Finding for Caregivers training is an excellent opportunity and will be of interest to all caregivers in Alberta. Whether you are foster parent, kinship parent, adoptive parent or group care worker, you are caring for a vulnerable child / youth and will find the information to be very valuable. Kevin has been contracted over the past several years by Alberta Children Services to provide Family Finding Training to Caseworkers. Some of the interesting topics to be addressed by Kevin Campbell in this one-day session are:
- Overview of Family Finding and the importance for children and youth in care.
- The significant role caregivers have in working with the other professionals i.e. caseworkers and counsellors in becoming engaged and contributing as part of network meetings.
- How to ensure you are intentional and authentic in caring for and supporting children’s cultural identity.
- Learn how Family Finding can positively impact the child’s /youth’s long- term health and resilience.
Childcare Subsidy: $33.00 per child up to a max of $100.00 per Alberta foster/kinship family.
Other Subsidies: Gas will be reimbursed with receipts for Alberta foster/kinship families.
Open to foster and kinship caregivers, adoptive parents and group home workers
Kevin Campbell – Expert Consultant/Trainer and Author of the Family Finding Model
Kevin Campbell is an internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness. Kevin developed Family Finding, a set of strategies being used throughout the United States and in the Province of British Columbia to find lifelong supports for children and young people in foster care. He has been an administrator, director, and vice president of private social service agencies for 21 years. He has also provided technical assistance to Vancouver, BC, Canada, 40 states and many other jurisdictions throughout the United States, including Chicago, New England, Washington DC, North Carolina, Philadelphia, North Dakota and 14 California Counties. He has spoken on the issues of youth permanency throughout the United States and has also published a number of articles on family finding and youth permanency. In addition, family finding was presented to the United States Supreme Court in 2004 and to the US House of Representatives in 2008. Kevin’s work has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes with Leslie Stahl, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and other publications in the United States. Mr. Campbell is currently an independent technical assistance consultant.
There is no cost to register for this session, however, we do ask that you let us know asap should something come up that leaves you unable to attend. You can contact Amey at 780-701-4088 to cancel a registration.