The Education team at Utah Foster Care (UFC) is committed to helping foster, adoptive, and kinship/specific care families learn all they can about the challenges they may face, as they nurture and raise children from other families. It’s not easy caring for another family’s child. Our desire as a team is to enhance that parenting experience by providing evidence-based programs and clinically proven ways to teach parents effective skills.
Our other goal is to prepare our foster parents to recognize their own needs, and be able to seek out supportive services for themselves. Caring for children can be an exhaustive experience and take a toll on the entire family.
Our staff has life experience, as well as advanced educational backgrounds that work well when trying to transfer learning skills into daily parenting. Resource families are often the first line of direct services when behavioral, emotional and physical problems arise with children in foster care. Our primary goal is to prepare foster parents as best we can to answer to the overwhelming needs of these children. Our other goal is to prepare our foster parents to recognize their own needs, and be able to seek out supportive services for themselves. Caring for children can be an exhaustive experience and take a toll on the entire family.
It is within this complex set of dynamics we find dedicated, compassionate foster/adoptive/kin parents serving Utah’s children. They are professionals who hold down jobs, care for biological children and offer their homes and hearts to other children in need. We, as an educational team feel an intense commitment to provide these families with all of the tools necessary to care for each child, in each home, every day. Our classes are held frequently, in multiple locations throughout Utah and offer hundreds of pertinent topics. It is a privilege for us to share in the learning with dedicated families caring for these vulnerable children.