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Elevated A – Wednesdays, February 21, 28 & March 6, 13, 20, 27 – Virtual

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Elevated A (18 hours) – Virtual

Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Must attend all six sessions to receive 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.  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. 

*Instructor Tobey Wilkerson will send out a link 24 hours prior to the training (For Monday trainings it will be the morning of the training or the Friday before). 


February 21
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Amanda Everson



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