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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.

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

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

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


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


Medication Advocacy: Role Play (Medication Advocacy 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)


Antipsychotic Medications (Medication Video 2)

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

Click here for a questionnaire to evaluate side effects for antipsychotics

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


Best Practices - 4 Credits Available

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


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.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


Giving Instructions (Best Practices Video 3)


Modeling Giving Instructions (Best Practices Video 4)

Watch an example of how to give effective instructions.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


How to Handle Junk Behavior: Pivot and Praise (Best Practices Video 5)


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.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs here


How to Handle Major Challenging Behavior (Best Practices Video 7)


Modeling Managing Major Challenging Behaviors (Best Practice Video 8)

Watch an example of how to manage challenging behaviors in your home.

Take the quiz for foster parent hours/CEUs 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


 

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

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


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