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Prioritizing Your Partnership (Virtual)

Zoom MO

Families can only be as strong as the parents’ relationship. In this 3-week course, couples will learn evidence-based principles and techniques designed to help strengthen their connection to one another. Course content includes a brief examination of historical changes within marriage/partnership and the importance of realistic expectations. Systems theory and the critical role of prioritizing the parent partnership in providing a strong, stable family base are at the core of this curriculum. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is presented as an important way to consider the adjustment of expectations in times of crisis. To register, call 314.968.2350 ext. 7234 or email intake.dept@familyforwardmo.org.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

Working with Biological Parents

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

For many resource families, the prospect of working with a child’s birth family can be intimidating. This class is designed to examine the benefits and realities of working with birth families and to provide tools and ideas to help bridge the gap. The intergenerational nature of trauma, along with special considerations in dealing with kin relationships, will be discussed. Setting boundaries in continued relationships with the birth family, both prior to and following adoption, will also be examined. To register, call 314.968.2350 ext. 7234 or email intake.dept@familyforwardmo.org.

Sexual Development and Identity

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

From the National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) Right Time Training catalog, this training offers an overview of healthy sexual development and provides guidance on discussing it with children, including aspects of healthy sexual relationships. It delves into the specific needs that children who have experienced trauma, loss, or separation may have in forming a positive and healthy identity concerning their sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) and overall sexuality. Additionally, the training will highlight strategies for parents who are fostering or adopting to support their child’s sexual development. To register, call 314.968.2350 ext. 7234 or email intake.dept@familyforwardmo.org.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

Building Children’s Resilience (Virtual Lunch and Learn)

Zoom MO

From the catalog of the National Training and Development Curriculum (NTDC) Right Time Training, this theme assists parents who are fostering and adopting in comprehending concepts and definitions related to enhancing the resilience of children who have experienced trauma, separation, or loss. It provides descriptions of protective factors, coupled with strategies on how to build upon these factors to support children in developing their identity, self-esteem, and skills for self-advocacy. To register, call 314.968.2350 ext. 7234 or email intake.dept@familyforwardmo.org.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

MO C.A.R.E. (Replacing STARS)

FamilyForward's St. Louis County Site 11358 Van Cleve Ave, Saint Louis, MO, United States

MO C.A.R.E./STARS pre-service training is required of any individual wishing to be licensed as a foster parent through the state of Missouri. Please contact Tonya.Williams@dss.mo.gov for further information and registration.

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