Spring 2023 Newsletter
Foster Parent College Solutions Newsletter

An Update on Our Website Redesign

FosterParentCollege.com (FPC) logoThe Foster Parent College website redesign continues to progress! Our team is working hard to bring this together for the individuals, families, and agencies using our site. Website visitors can expect a new modern look with easy-to-use navigation and a user-friendly Personal Home page. When we approach the launch of the new site, FPC will send updates to our users. In addition, we have debuted a new logo, which we could not wait to share with you all! We are looking forward to the release of the website redesign. Stay tuned!

Summer Conference Schedule

International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support (I-CEPS)

June 6–8 | Virtual
Foster Parent College is excited to be presenting a video poster at the I-CEPS this year! The Congress aims to bring the evidence-based parenting support community together and empower parents and families around the world to benefit the next generation. FPC’s poster presentation will cover the FPC-IHS (Institute for Human Services) Blended In-Person and Online Pre-Service Training Curriculum and the research behind it. The FPC-IHS Blended Pre-Service Training is recognized by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), where it received a "Promising Research Evidence" rating with "High" relevance to child welfare. The 5-minute prerecorded presentation will be played at specific times during the virtual conference (times TBD). If you are interested in checking out FPC’s poster presentation, the playing times will be posted closer to the conference start date and can be found here: https://www.i-ceps.pafra.org/.

Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA)

July 10–13, Columbus, OH
Lee White, Co-Director and Co-Founder of FosterParentCollege.com, will be exhibiting at FFTA’s 37th Annual Conference this year. The conference brings together leaders, practitioners, and partners in the child welfare industry to share knowledge for advancing wellness for families. If your agency is planning to attend the conference, be sure to stop by the FPC booth to learn more about our new courses, research projects on the horizon, and more!

Building Trust, Motivating Change

Building Trust, Motivating Change coverCreated in collaboration with Liz Barnett, PhD, a skilled trainer in motivational interviewing, Building Trust, Motivating Change teaches resource parents how to provide an open, nonjudgmental environment, where teens can strengthen their motivation and commitment to change.

The skills of motivational interviewing, on which this course is based, have been identified by The Family First Prevention Services Act as an evidence-based practice. This course will help parents:

  • understand how to build trust with a youth
  • know the three components of motivational interviewing (spirit, skills, and process) and how they work together to bring about change
  • understand how to use the skills of asking open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries to motivate change
  • recognize and encourage change talk

Our online course, Building Trust, Motivating Change, is designed for parents of teenagers but may be beneficial to parents of younger youth as well. Learn more about the course here.

Courses in Production at Foster Parent College

The scripting and production teams at Foster Parent College are continually creating courses on a variety of topics. Look for courses on these topics within the coming year:

Other courses in development will cover the topics of: first aid refresher (being scripted with Angie Buckalew and Megan Wendling of HTH Safety Solutions); secondary trauma (being scripted with Rowena Mudiappa, LCSW); toxic stress, complex trauma, and insecure attachments (being scripted with Beth Tyson, MA); helping children tell the truth (being scripted with Rick Delaney, PhD); parenting youth who have been trafficked (being scripted with Carolina Fuentes, LCSW, and Jenn Shimer, MS); and sleep problems (an updated version of our current course).

Holidays at Foster Parent College

Please note, the offices for Foster Parent College will be closed to observe the following holidays:

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