Foundations of Caregiver Support 101 Training Series FREE 2018 – 2019

 

MODULE REGISTRATION
FREE – Event dates below will be linked to the registration and display in blue as available

HALF DAY SESSIONS CALGARY 12:30-4:00 pm
#100, 2323 32 Avenue NE
EDMONTON 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
11004 Ellerslie Road SW 
Module 1 Colonization, Historical Trauma and Healing Select Preferred Date
Calgary October 12, 2018
Calgary February 1, 2019
Calgary May 3, 2019
Select Preferred Date
Edmonton October 12, 2018
Edmonton February 1, 2019
Edmonton May 3, 2019
Module 2 The Core Story of Brain Development Select Preferred Date
Calgary October 19, 2018
Calgary February 8, 2019
Calgary May 10, 2019
Select Preferred Date
Edmonton October 19, 2018
Edmonton February 8, 2019
Edmonton May 10, 2019
Module 3 Child Development Select Preferred Date
Calgary October 26, 2018
Calgary February 15, 2019
Calgary May 17, 2019
Select Preferred Date
Edmonton October 26, 2018
Edmonton February 15, 2019
Edmonton May 17, 2019
Module 4 Loss and Grief Select Preferred Date
Calgary November 2, 2018
Calgary February 22, 2019
Calgary May 24, 2019
Select Preferred Date
Edmonton November 2, 2018
Edmonton February 22, 2019
Edmonton May 24, 2019
Module 5 Trauma, Stress and the Developing Brain Select Preferred Date
Calgary November 9, 2018
Calgary November 30, 2018
Calgary March 1, 2019
Calgary May 31, 2019
Select Preferred Date
Edmonton November 9, 2018
Edmonton November 30, 2018
Edmonton March 1, 2019
Edmonton May 31, 2019
FULL DAY SESSIONS CALGARY
#100, 2323 32 Ave NE
EDMONTON
11004 Ellerslie Road SW 
Module 1 & 2
Calgary November 16, 2018 Edmonton November 16, 2018
Module 1 (am) Module 1 (am)
Module 2 (pm) Module 2 (pm)
Module 3 & 4 Calgary November 23, 2018 Edmonton November 23, 2018
Module 3 (am) Module 3 (am)
Module 4 (pm) Module 4 (pm)

In 2015, Children’s Services (CS), with assistance from Blue Quills First Nations College, developed the initial Foundations of Caregiver Supports (FCS) with the vision that the infants, children and youth in Alberta are nurtured by empathetic, responsive caregivers who recognize and support their unique strengths and developmental needs.  From this framework, CS, ALIGN, AFKA and DFNAs collaboratively developed and piloted five training modules for caregivers on: child development, the impact of trauma, understanding loss and grief, and colonization and healing. This training is designed to shift thinking from “what is wrong with this child” to a more informed “what has happened to this child?” and further to, “how can I improve the developmental trajectory of this child?”

All Child Intervention and DFNA staff (including non-delegated and support staff), front-line workers, and all Foster parents will be required to take the training to achieve consistent, trauma-informed support for children and families across the province, at all levels. These training modules will be part of the Core Caregiver Training series for new caregivers and extra sessions will be held in the next 18 months to ensure existing caregivers also receive the training. These courses can be applied towards required supplemental training for families to maintain their licensing or support skill fees.

Kinship families and families working towards legal permanency (adoption or private guardianship) will be strongly encouraged to take the courses as well, though cannot be mandated to do so.  Collectively, all of the partnering agencies and organizations are expected to make these sessions available, and encourage all staff and caregivers to attend all five sessions, as they will enhance any participant’s ability to effectively engage with children and provide them better support.

All modules will be offered in both Edmonton and Calgary same day.
Module 1 is pre-requisite for the other four modules.
Module 2 thru 5 can be completed in any order

Who is this training for?
Foster parents and staff working with children, youth and families in Alberta. Kinship families working towards legal permanency (adoption or private guardianship) are strongly urged to take this training as well.

Why is this training required?
To achieve consistent trauma-informed support for children and families across the province at all levels

What will I learn?
FCS training aims to shift thinking from “what is wrong with this child? To a more informed “what has happened to this child?” and further, “how can I improve the developmental trajectory of this child?”

There are five modules in the training series
Module 1: Colonization, Historical Trauma and Healing
Module 2: The Core Story of Brain Development
Module 3: Child Development
Module 4: Loss and Grief
Module 5: Trauma, Stress and the Developing Brain

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