Real and raw conversations about parenting.

For bio, foster, adoptive or blended families to increase understanding of issues we all experience as families.

Hosted by: Liz Rivera, Director of Education and Deborah Lindner, Director of Communications

Fostering Conversations with Utah Foster Care
Fostering Conversations with Utah Foster Care
Episode 1: Bio Mom Candice and Foster Mom Jamie - Working Towards Reunification
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  • Episode 1: Bio Mom Candice and Foster Mom Jamie - Working Towards Reunification

    Episode 1: Bio Mom Candice and Foster Mom Jamie - Working Towards Reunification

    Jun 29, 2020 • 00:31:15

    Kids need their parents. Even kids in foster care. Want to learn more about helping...

  • Episode 2: Behavior and Trauma

    Episode 2: Behavior and Trauma

    Jul 26, 2020 • 00:31:57

    The link between behavior and trauma is an important concept for foster parents to understand,...

  • Episode 3: Diversity: How to Talk To Your Kids

    Episode 3: Diversity: How to Talk To Your Kids

    Aug 31, 2020 • 00:37:38

    Talking with children about race and ethnicity can leave many parents feeling unsure about where...

  • Episode 4: Kinship – Working with Relatives of Children in Foster Care

    Episode 4: Kinship – Working with Relatives of Children in Foster Care

    Sep 21, 2020 • 00:28:17

    Foster parents are encouraged in our classes to interact with relatives of the children in...

  • Episode 5: Foster Care Adoption

    Episode 5: Foster Care Adoption

    Nov 3, 2020 • 00:32:16

    People can choose to adopt to build their families. Others become foster parents and provide...

  • Episode 6: Navigating the Holidays with Trauma

    Episode 6: Navigating the Holidays with Trauma

    Dec 2, 2020 • 00:29:53

    Trauma, grief, loss, and uncertainty can make what is meant to be a joy-filled season,...

  • Episode 8: Mindful Self-Compassion

    Episode 8: Mindful Self-Compassion

    Feb 8, 2021 • 00:33:27

    Foster parents are often caring, compassionate people who want to improve the lives of children....

  • Episode 7: Resiliency in the New Year

    Episode 7: Resiliency in the New Year

    Feb 8, 2021 • 00:33:47

    What is resiliency and how can you foster it in your children? Studies have shown...

  • Episode 9: Words Matter

    Episode 9: Words Matter

    Mar 2, 2021 • 00:30:54

    Words have weight.  Words matter. By choosing sensitive language, we can positively influence both mental...

  • Episode 10: Communicating on the Spectrum

    Episode 10: Communicating on the Spectrum

    Apr 7, 2021 • 00:31:34

    **UPDATE** We received some valuable feedback from members of the Autistic community that we wanted...

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