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January 2022

The Autism Spectrum (2 Hours)

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

January 20th, 6-8pm (Thursday) - Virtual Parents may find that the amount of information available on ASD can be overwhelming. This training will help answer some common questions regarding the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and will guide you toward finding information, resources, and support in your community. We will lean on solid resources put together by the Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of KS Health System. You can register below, or at https://learn.childally.org/. Contact Jamie…

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Trauma Care (3 Hours)

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

January 20th, 6:30pm-9:30pm (Thursday) - Virtual This training is part of the required training during the first two years of licensure.  Participants will learn about traumatic stress, how children respond to trauma, and parenting in a challenging world.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start.  NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC or Children's Division. If your licensing worker comes from an agency, other than KVC or Children’s Division, please reach out directly to the organizer listed…

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STARS for the Relative Caregiver (12 hours)

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

Strengthening and Preserving Family Ties: A Home and Classroom Learning Guide For Kinship Providers Caring for Children January 24, 31 and February 7 from 6:00-9:00pm (daytime option TBD) This is a requirement for relative caregivers in the state of Missouri and is to be completed during the licensing process. This training is by invitation only, and only for relative providers who are assessed by KVC for Missouri Children’s Division. We offer day and evening sessions to ensure every provider can…

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Want to Foster? Get Started with This Free Class! | STRONG for Southwest MO Families

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Online

January 24th, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, February 28th, March 7th, March 14th - 6:30pm-9:30pm (Mondays) - Virtual  The need for safe, loving foster homes is at an all-time high. As a result, we’re excited to present the option to begin your journey to becoming a foster parent from the comfort of your own home. This FREE training course will provide you with all the trauma-informed information and education required from the State of Missouri to become a licensed foster home. Each…

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Psychotropic Medication Management (2 Hours)

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

January 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Thursday) - Virtual This training is part of the required training for newly licensed foster parents in Missouri.   We will discuss various medications, administration guidelines, and documentation.  Participants will also receive information on the recent changes in guidelines surrounding what foster parents can and cannot consent to regarding routine treatment and medications.  Based on a 2010 study between 13% and 52% of children in foster care are on psychotropic medications compared to just 4% of the general population.  This training will help…

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LGBTQIA+ Support Groups

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

If you are a LGBTQIA+ Youth, the Parent of a LGBTQIA+ youth, or Fostering LGBTQIA+ youth, there is now a community for you to find connection and celebration in a virtual monthly group. Parents, youth, and foster parents now each have a safe space to connect, ask questions, discuss challenges, and gain education. Sessions include topic-centric discussions. Click here to submit an anonymous question that can be answered during a meeting. Support Group for LGBTQIA+ Foster Youth Last Thursday of…

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February 2022

Mental Health Disorders in Child Welfare (2 Hours)

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

February 3rd, 6-8pm (Thursday) - Virtual In this training, Matt Arnett (Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at KVC), will cover a number of diagnoses/disorders from the DSM-V common among children in foster care. This will give foster parents a basic understanding & awareness of behavioral health disorders & how to approach them. You can register below, or at https://learn.childally.org/. Contact Jamie Kelsey jkelsey@kvc.org for questions. A virtual link will be provided closer to class start. NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored…

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Ready, Set, Fly: Part 1 & Part 2 (5 Hours)

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

February 3rd, 6:30pm-9pm and February 10th, 6:30pm-9pm (Thursday) - Virtual This two-part training is offered to help foster parents teach youth life skills, so they can be on their own successfully after foster care.  This class is intended for families that are currently fostering or plan to foster teenagers in the future.  Families must attend both sessions to receive credit for the course. A virtual link will be provided closer to class start. NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC or Children's Division. If your licensing…

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Elevated A (18 hours) – Virtual

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online

February 5th (Saturday) - 9am-2pm February 6th (Sunday) - 12-5pm February 19th (Saturday) - 9am-2pm February 20th (Sunday) - 12-5pm **All times include a 30-minute break  This class 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 hard time with behaviors with current placements. In this class, families will learn how to better support children…

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First Aid (Virtual)

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

This training will provide basic first aid skills for foster parents, and will meet the 3 hour face-to-face criteria for licensing. You can register below, or at https://learn.childally.org/. Contact Jamie Kelsey jkelsey@kvc.org for questions. NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC or Children's Division. If your licensing worker comes from an agency, other than KVC or Children’s Division, please reach out directly to the organizer listed below. There may be a self-pay option arranged.

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Suicide Prevention (2 Hours)

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

February 17th, 6-8pm (Thursday) - Virtual Some children who are placed in foster care may experience difficult circumstances, such as abuse and neglect, which could increase suicide risk. The risk increases at the intersection of LGBTQIA+ youth in care. This training will help people who serve youth in foster care contribute to suicide prevention by:  -Addressing the risk and protective factors in the lives of the youth in their care  -Learning how to recognize and respond to suicide risk  -Learning how…

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Partnering with Birth Parents (2 Hours)

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

February 17th, 6:30pm-8:30pm (Thursday) - Virtual Participants will learn about the importance of working with birth families to support reintegration.  They will also gain an understanding of birth parent trauma and how that can impact all aspects of reintegration.  Finally, participants will learn about how to support shared parenting through visits.  A virtual link will be provided closer to class start. NOTE: These trainings are currently offered to families specifically sponsored by KVC or Children's Division. If your licensing worker comes from an agency,…

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