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2021 Virtual Resource Family Conference

May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021

We’re excited to announce this year’s Resource Family Conference will be held virtually! This is a wonderful, free training opportunity for Resource Families (which includes relatives and foster families) to learn a range of new topics, such as helping youth feel safe and connected, promoting healthy brain development and resilience, and partnering with other members of a child’s support team. This year’s event kicks off National Foster Care Month, and we have tons planned to show you our appreciation!

Additional details:

  • We will also be hosting five virtual social hours on April 30, May 6, May 11, May 19 and May 24 hosted by KVC staff from 7-8 PM each night. To join, please use Zoom meeting ID- 983 311 6610. We will limit the social hours to the first 40 families that log on.
  • Tune in for the Keynote Speaker Josh Shipp on May 1 @9am (details below)
  • Up to 11 training hours will available (see topics below). Training courses will be available throughout the month of May
  • We’ll be giving out prizes, swag and more!

Keynote Speaker: Josh Shipp

StaticShot_04-03-2021_13-24-35Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult.

A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families.He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.”

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Deescalating
  • Partnering with bio families
  • TBRI
  • Self-care
  • Secondary trauma
  • Drug recognition & safety – DONE
  • Internet Safety
  • Human Trafficking

Registration is now closed. If you’d still like to register or have questions, please contact Jackie Harwig at


May 1, 2021
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