One of the most important aspects of foster parenting involves an understanding of the effects of trauma on children who find themselves in foster care. Trauma they have experienced through abuse or neglect has an impact on the way a child behaves, and on the relationship foster parents are trying to build.
Each year, Utah Foster Care presents its annual Symposium – an opportunity for foster parents, child welfare professionals, and educators to learn the latest developments in trauma research and best practices and how they can apply that knowledge to their everyday relationships.
This year’s Symposium is Thursday, April 23 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Park City. The list of speakers features three seasoned professionals:
- Elsebeth Green, LCSW, RPT-S, EMDR Certified Clinical Director: Resilience in Relationships
- Dr Lee Raby, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology: Attachment in the Context of Foster Care and Adoption
- Brian Young, SSW, Utah Foster Care Trainer: Building Resilience in Foster Families
Registration is open through April 17th or whenever we sell out. Early-bird pricing (for non-foster parents) closes on Friday, April 3rd, at 5pm. Join us! https://ufcsymposium.eventbrite.com/