Training Opportunities

Annual Resource Family Conference

Each year, KVC dedicates an enriching weekend to its foster and adoptive parents by completely underwriting this fun and educational experience. The Resource Family Conference provides more than 1,000 parents and children with a series of events, inspiring speakers and parental networking opportunities. Through their attendance, parents obtain training hours that help them meet state licensing requirements and gain unique skillsets that are required when working with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences.

On Friday night, families are treated to entertainment, dinner and complimentary hotel rooms.

The educational component of the conference begins on Saturday when nationally-known speakers address current issues facing foster families. While parents participate in numerous presentations and workshops, children enjoy fun activities such as laser tag, arcade games, and a trip to the movies.

Generous donations and fundraising events allow parents and children to share a bonding weekend filled with learning that will last a lifetime.

Check out some highlights from a recent KVC Resource Family Conference!

Ongoing Education for Foster Families

Throughout the year, KVC provides ongoing trainings and support groups for foster and adoptive families.  To find out more about these opportunities, check out the KVC event calendar or contact your Family Service Coordinator.

Check out the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s website with information about the impact of trauma on families here.

To access the online Trauma Systems Therapy Modules, please click here.

For more information on adoptive family support groups, please contact adoptionspecialist@kvc.org.