Leaders and Program Managers
Build an agency culture that supports collaborative work with families and communities. Use activities in meetings with management and community partners to align values and beliefs around foster care as a support to families, not a substitute for parents.
Use in one-on-one coaching and team meetings to create shared understanding and develop collaborative strategies. Assign individual and collective activities that will help staff value the time and effort needed to build trusting relationships between resource parents, kinship caregivers, families, child welfare agency staff, and service providers.
Integrate into training for preservice staff, supervisors, kinship caregivers, and resource parents to enhance skills for creating trusting relationships and build understanding of foster care as a support to families, not a substitute for parents.
Interested in Earning Continuing Education Credits?
We are pleased to offer social work, clinical psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy continuing education units (CEUs) with this learning experience. If you would like to purchase CEUs after completing activities in the discussion guide, please click on the corresponding link:
* Note: The CEU sponsor, R Cassidy Seminars, maintains responsibility for its CEU program. For more information on the licensing program and requirements, please visit their website