Hey, foster parents (and those you know who are interested in helping our kids,) we are thrilled to invite you to join us in beautiful Midway, Utah at the Zermatt Resort on the 13th and 14th of April for an inspiring, in-depth yet still entertaining training about how to keep the normal stress of care-giving from turning into distress. We’re talking ideas to help each of us break down the monumental forces that cause distress and understand hands-on approaches that can change how we react.
The Utah Foster Care Foundation is proud to announce the line-up of presenters for the 2nd Annual UFCF Symposium, Trauma & Attachment 2011: A Closer Look: Dr Susan Egbert (Assistant Professor of Social Work at Utah State and adoptive parent) will speak on decreasing stress when parenting children with a traumatic background. Dr Bruce Parsons (University of Utah School of Social Work professor and one of the authors of Functional Family Therapy) will discuss how to maintain a healthy marriage in the face of stress. Judge Karla Staheli (previous Utah GAL and current Juvenile Court Judge) will review what happens when a child or youth breaks the law and enters the world of Juvenile Justice. And Steve Anderson, LCSW (Behavioral Specialist in Provo School District) will teach us how to regulate ourselves while de-escalating a child whose capacity for self-regulation is limited.
Equally exciting is this year’s keynote speaker, Janine Driver, owner and CEO of the Body Language Institute in Washington, D.C. She is the New York Times Best Selling Author of You Say More Than You Think and is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts on the meaning of body language in communication. Her dynamic and insightful presentation will focus on how positively combining words with body language will help to decrease stress and anxiety in your relationships.
You can get a sneak peek of her presentation at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUFnIycFISE.
Register for the symposium today — seating is limited! — and the $50 registration fee is WAIVED FOR FOSTER PARENTS!