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May 2021

2021 Virtual Resource Family Conference

May 1
Online

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 to learn a range of new topics.

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June 2021

KVC & Children’s Alliance Training Courses March – June

June 1 - June 30

Click here for a list of trainings provided by KVC & Children's Alliance If you're interested, please register here: https://childally.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

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LGBTQIA+ Support Groups

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

If you are a LGBTQIA+ Youth, the Parent of a LGBTQIA+ youth, or Fostering LGBTQIA+ youth, there is now a community for you to find connection and celebration in a virtual monthly group. Parents, youth, and foster parents now each have a safe space to connect, ask questions, discuss challenges, and gain education. Sessions include topic-centric discussions. Click here to submit an anonymous question that can be answered during a meeting. Discussion Group for Caregivers of LGBTQIA+ Foster Youth Last…

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July 2021

Want to Foster or Adopt? Sign Up for the Virtual Class

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

The need for safe, loving foster homes is at an all-time high. As a result, we’re excited to present the option to begin your journey to becoming a foster or adoptive parent from the comfort of your own home. This FREE training course will provide you with all the trauma-informed information and education required from the State of Kansas to become a licensed foster and/or adoptive home. Each one of these classes is virtual, which means you can complete them…

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August 2021

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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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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