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Elevated Needs – Level A (18 hours) – Saturdays, March 2, 9, and 16 – Virtual

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Elevated Needs – Level A, Core Teen (18 hours) – Virtual 

Saturdays, March 2, 9, and 16

Time: 9 am – 4 pm.

Must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate.  

This training is required for Missouri foster parents to provide care for children with elevated needs and qualify for the Elevated A reimbursement rate.  It is also open to families that are interested in taking children with elevated needs or who are having a challenging time with behaviors with current placements.

CORE Teen is a comprehensive curriculum tailored for current and prospective parents navigating the unique challenges of raising older children from foster care with moderate to severe emotional and behavioral complexities. This classroom-based program spans seven intermediate to advanced sessions, addressing crucial aspects of parenting in this context. 

The sessions are structured as follows: 

  • Introduction & Understanding the impact of trauma on youth in foster care 
  • Parenting youth who have experienced trauma 
  • Developing and sustaining a healthy and supportive relationship with your youth 
  • Nurturing youth’s cultural/racial/ethnic needs and sexual orientation/gender identity and expression 
  • Understanding and managing youth’s challenging behaviors – Part 1 
  • Understanding and managing youth’s challenging behaviors – Part 2 
  • A new suitcase of parenting knowledge and skills 

The course’s interactive nature combines various teaching methods such as lectures, videos, activities, and discussions. Participants will engage in collaborative learning, sharing experiences, and insights, fostering a supportive environment that encourages the exchange of knowledge and skills among peers. 

This is an online class. You will receive an email with a Zoom link 24 hours prior to training from Foster Parent Training Specialist Tobey Wilkerson.  Make sure you have downloaded the zoom app onto your device and plan to sign in a few minutes early to work through any technical difficulties. 

NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC and Children’s Division. If your licensing worker comes from an agency other than KVC or Children’s Division, please contact your licensing worker and/or the organizer below to confirm billing details. 


March 2
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Amanda Everson



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