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August 2021

Want to Foster or Adopt? Get Started With This Flexible Class Option | Deciding Together

August 1 - September 1
Online

The need for safe, loving foster homes is at an all-time high, and we're excited to present a convenient option to begin your journey to becoming a foster or adoptive parent. With the ability of virtual learning, we can offer you a small group foster parent training class called Deciding Together (DT). This class pairs you with a professional who will provide you with all the trauma-informed information and education required from the state of KS to become a licensed…

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KVC Foster Parent Trainings – Southeastern Kansas

August 1 - October 25
Online

Below are upcoming trainings for KVC foster parents for CEUs through October 2021. To register for a training, please RSVP to Tammy Hambric at thambric@kvc.org. July 31/Aug1: SCM Theory and Practice Aug 3: Attachments and Trauma Training, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Aug 9: Fostering Teens, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Aug 17: Basic First Aid, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Aug 19: Substance Abuse, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Sept 9: Building Positive Self Image in a Child, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Sept 21: Learning Caring Through Empathy,…

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Lunch & Learn Book Discussion

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Date: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 Time: Noon-1pm We will be discussing the book "The 5 Love Languages of Children" by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell. Training credit comes from reading the book in its entirety and filling out the foster parent book report form, which we will show you how to do. You do not need to participate in all 4 discussions but it is encouraged in order to create accountability & fellowship with other foster parents. Click the link…

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Helping Children Succeed in School: IEP & 504 101

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Date: 8/5/21 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Online Just in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year - this class will give you the inside track on the differences between an IEP & a 504 plan, how children qualify, parent/student rights, & how to seek or become an educational advocate for the children in your care. This class does not meet the DCF training requirement to make foster parents educational advocates. Click the link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/kk2cRiWxaD or contact Jamie…

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Virtual Open Interview Day

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online

KVC Kansas is seeking bachelor’s and master’s level professionals to join our innovative teams across Kansas! At KVC, you will enjoy a professional and innovative atmosphere focused on serving children and families in Kansas all while helping us raise the bar in child welfare. Join us virtually on August 9 between 10:00am-2:00pm. Details on how to register below. You can view all open positions and apply anytime at https://www.kvc.org/careers/

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Basic First Aid

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Date: 8/12/21 Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Online This training will provide basic first aid skills for foster parents, and will meet the 3 hour face-to-face criteria for licensing. Click the following link to sign up for this training: https://forms.office.com/r/z8YPtXqWcH, or contact Jamie Kelsey - jkelsey@kvc.org (913)558-7071. A Webex link will be sent to you on or before the day of the training.

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Basic First Aid

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Date: 8/23/21 Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm Location: Online This training will provide basic first aid skills for foster parents, and will meet the 3 hour face-to-face criteria for licensing. Click the following link to sign up for this training: https://forms.office.com/r/7EUkA3pmvt, or contact Jamie Kelsey - jkelsey@kvc.org (913)558-7071. A Webex link will be sent to you on or before the day of the training.

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Internet Safety

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Date: 8/26/21 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Online We all want to protect our kids from accessing "naughty" content online, but so much of our kids' cyber activity can have far-reaching consequences that follow them into adulthood. We will not only talk about what apps & sites to look out for, but how to spot & address when your child is engaging in risky behaviors online. Click the link to register: https://forms.office.com/r/xAT5bLnazj or contact Jamie Kelsey - jkelsey@kvc.org (913)558-7071. A Webex link…

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September 2021

Planning For Successful Respite (Training & Respite Networking Event)

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TBD

Date: 9/2/21 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: In-person (location TBD) This class is for foster parents interested in using, or providing respite, & those interested in providing respite to children in the community who are on the SED waiver. This will be a fun & interactive class where you can get to know other foster parents in the metro and surrounding areas. Click the link to register for this training: https://forms.office.com/r/aJ59eXa7iY or contact Jamie Kelsey, jkelsey@kvc.org (913)558-7071

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Teen Connect for Foster Parents

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ball Conference Center, 21350 W. 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66061 United States
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Date: Tuesdays, 9/7-11/2/21 Time: 6pm-7:30 Location: Ball Conference Center, 21350 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061 This training is a 9-week attachment-based group for foster parents of preteens and teens. Teen Connect is an evidence-based group program for birth parents, caregivers and foster parents who would like to find ways to improve their relationships with their preteens and teens. Adolescence can be a stressful time, as youth strive for greater independence, and yet still need the support and guidance of…

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