Parent Training and Resources
Find educational and training videos on various topics including common medications, an overview of working with children with trauma, and strategies for managing behaviors in your home. For each video, foster parents can take a quick quiz to earn 0.5 continuing education credits. Resources such as instructions and worksheets are included next to each video.
For inquiries regarding videos or quizzes, please contact Angelyn Rhames-Harrell by clicking the button below.
What to Expect With a New Foster Child
Learn common challenges foster parents face when welcoming a new foster child into their home and some tips for addressing some of those challenges.
Medication Series - 3.5 Credits Available
Medication Advocacy: Making the Most of Medication Appointments (Medication Advocacy Video 1)
Learn about common myths related to medications and how to make the most of medication appointments
Medication Advocacy: Appointment Checklist and Feedback (Medication Advocacy Video 2)
Learn how to prepare for your child's medication appointment
Medication Advocacy: Role Play (Medication Advocacy Video 3)
Learn how to make sure your foster child's doctor's appointment goes well
ADHD Medications (Medication Video 1)
Learn about medications your foster child may be taking for ADHD.
Antipsychotic Medications (Medication Video 2)
Learn about medications your foster child may be taking for behavior problems
Antidepressant Medications (Medication Video 3)
Learn about antidepressant medications and how they may be used to treat your foster child's behaviors
Mood Stabilizers (Medication Video 4)
Learn about mood stabilizer medications and how they may be used to treat your foster child's behaviors
Overview of Trauma Series - 1.5 Credits Available
Overview of Trauma (Trauma Video 1)
Learn a brief overview of trauma and how to deliver empathetic statements
The Effect of Trauma on Skills (Trauma Video 2)
Learn how trauma can affect a child's ability to complete self-care and chore tasks
Teaching Necessary Skills to a Child With Trauma (Trauma Video 3)
Learn how to teach self-care and chore tasks to a child with trauma
Best Practices - 4 Credits Available
Building a Positive Environment in Your Home (Best Practices Video 1)
Learn how to create a positive environment in your home.
Modeling Building a Positive Environment in Your Home (Best Practices Video 2)
Watch an example of how to create a positive environment in your home.
Giving Instructions (Best Practices Video 3)
Learn how to give effective instructions.
Modeling Giving Instructions (Best Practices Video 4)
Watch an example of how to give effective instructions.
How to Handle Junk Behavior: Pivot and Praise (Best Practices Video 5)
Learn how to respond to your child's non-dangerous "junk" behaviors appropriately.
Modeling Pivot and Praise for Junk Behavior (Best Practices Video 6)
Watch an example of how to use Pivot and Praise for junk/non-dangerous behaviors in your home.
How to Handle Major Challenging Behavior (Best Practices Video 7)
Learn how to response to your child's major problem behavior.
Modeling Managing Major Challenging Behaviors (Best Practice Video 8)
Watch an example of how to manage challenging behaviors in your home.
Preventative Strategies Series - 1 Credit Available
Using Routines and First-Then Statements (Preventative Strategies Video 1)
Learn how to use routines and first-then statements with your foster child
Using Timers and Providing Choices (Preventative Strategies Video 2)
Learn how to use timers and provide choices for your foster child
Toilet Training - 1.5 Credits Available
How to Toilet Train Your Foster Child (Toilet Training Video 1)
Learn how to toilet train your child in a few short steps
Sit Schedule and Data Sheets (Toilet Training Video 2)
Learn how to progress through the sit schedule and track your child's progress with data sheets
Nighttime Toilet Training (Toilet Training Video 3)
Learn how to keep your foster child dry through the night