Foster Parents

Parent Training and Resources

This page contains educational and training videos on various topics including medications your foster child may be taking, an overview of working with children with trauma, and strategies to prevent challenging behavior. For each video, foster parents can take a quick quiz to earn 0.5 continuing education credits. At the bottom of the page, find direct links to the quizzes as well as multiple resources including step-by-step toilet training instructions, Medication Appointment Checklists, and more.  

 

**For inquiries regarding videos or quizzes, please contact Angelyn Rhames-Harrell at angelyn.harrell@auburn.edu**

Training Videos

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.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Medication Series - 3.5 Credits Available

Making the Most of Medication Appointments (Medication Appointment Video 1):

Learn about common myths related to medications and how to make the most of medication appointments

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Medication Appointment Checklist and Feedback (Medication Appointment Video 2):

Learn how to complete the Medication Appointment Checklist and talk to your prescriber about your foster child's medication and behavior

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download Medication Appointment Checklist 


Medication Appointment Role Play (Medication Appointment Video 3):

Learn how to make sure your foster child's doctor's appointment goes well

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


ADHD Medications (Medication Video 1):

Learn about medications your foster child may be taking for ADHD

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Antipsychotic Medications (Medication Video 2):

Learn about medications your foster child may be taking for behavior problems

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Antidepressant Medications (Medication Video 3):

Learn about antidepressant medications and how they may be used to treat your foster child's behaviors

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Mood Stabilizers (Medication Video 4):

Learn about mood stabilizer medications and how they may be used to treat your foster child's behaviors

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download self-care handout

Download chores handout


Toilet Training Series - 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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download toilet training instructions 


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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download the data sheet here

Download sit schedule here ( found on page 2)


Nighttime Toilet Training (Toilet Training Video 3):

Learn how to keep your foster child dry through the night

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download the data sheet here


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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Using Timers and Providing Choices (Preventative Strategies Video 2):

Learn how to use timers and provide choices for your foster child

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Best Practices - 2 Credits Available

Building a Positive Environment in Your Home (Best Practices Video 1):

Learn how to create a positive environment in your home.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download instructions for younger children 

Download instructions for older children


Giving Instructions (Best Practices Video 2):

Learn how to give effective instructions.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download instructions for younger children 

Download instructions for older children


How to Handle Junk Behavior: Pivot and Praise (Best Practices Video 3):

Learn how to respond to your child's non-dangerous "junk" behaviors appropriately.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here 

Download instructions for younger children 

Download instructions for older children


How to Handle Major Problem Behavior (Best Practices Video 4):

Learn how to response to your child's major problem behavior.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here

Download instructions for younger children 

Download instructions for older children

Document Library

Home

Download self-care handout

Download chores handout

Toilet Training

Download toilet training instructions

Download toilet training data sheet

Download nighttime toilet training data sheet

Medication

Download Medication Appointment Checklist

Quiz Links

What to Expect

What to Expect With a New Foster Child

Medication Appointment Videos

Making the Most of Medication Appointments (Video 1)

Medication Appointment Checklist (Video 2)

Medication Appointment Role Play (Video 3)

Trauma Videos

Overview of Trauma (Video 1)

The Effect of Trauma on Skills (Video 2)

Teaching Necessary Skills to a Child With a History of Trauma (Video 3)

Medication Videos

ADHD Medication

Antipsychotic Medication

Toilet Training Videos

How to Toilet Train Your Foster Child (Video 1)

How to Use Sit Schedule and Data Sheets (Video 2)

How to Keep Your Foster Child Dry Through the Night (Video 3)

Preventative Strategies

Routines and First-Then Statements (Video 1)

Timers and Providing Choices (Video 2)

Best Practices

Younger Children

Building a Positive Environment In Your Home (Video 1)

Giving Instructions (Video 2)

How to Handle Junk Behavior: Pivot and Praise (Video 3)

How to Handle Major Problem Behavior (Video 4)

Older Children

Building a Positive Environment In Your Home (Video 1)

Giving Instructions (Video 2)

How to Handle Junk Behavior: Pivot and Praise (Video 3)

How to Handle Major Problem Behavior (Video 4)

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Last Updated: June 09, 2020