As one foster parent put it, “My favorite part (of the presentation) was when he said we are all biological parents because we affect the BIOLOGY of children, as we do things to help brains develop in healthy ways.”
Utah Foster Care’s 4th Annual Symposium featuring Dr. Daniel Siegel was a truly memorable event for 400 foster families, child welfare professionals and clinicians. For foster parents, ongoing training is essential in updating and sharpening their skills in dealing with more and more challenging behaviors in children in foster care.
￼Dr. Siegel, author of numerous books including The Whole-Brain Child, encourages foster parents to understand that they can play a crucial role in the process of re-wiring the brains of children. He has coined the phrase, “Inspire to Rewire”.
Want to know more? Check out Dr. Siegel’s web site and find out more about “mindsight”:
UFC’s Director of Education, Mick Woolsey organizes the symposium and talked about Dr. Siegel’s research with local NPR affiliate KUER-FM.
Thanks to four of our wonderful UFC Board members, Lisa Watts-Baskin, Dave Hardy Heidi Naylor, and Kathy Carter for their support in attending our Symposium!