In the two years since the CaRES program started, we have been listening and taking notes on what you need most as you take on the important work of caring for the children and families in your communities.
Our new site helps you get to anything you need with just a click or two. Want to see all the available resources and events in your region, and learn who to contact if you need help? Just click on your county from the home page!
That click will take you to your DCYF page, where you’ll see all your local happenings. For example, if you are in Region 4, you could join our Support Group in Seattle on April 18. You will also find the contact info for your local Mentor, who you can reach out to for advice and empathy. And we have a great new calendar feature that shows all our happenings in your area!
A list of Alliance scheduled classes for April is below. Unless noted, classes are webinars. To register for courses, you need to create an account on the Alliance webpage – you can find instructions on how to do that here.
(note: classes that took place before this was posted on April 8 have been removed)
See the Alliance website for in-person support groups, drop-in sessions, and ongoing training opportunities, including CPR sessions.
Caregiver’s Understanding and Supporting Family Time:
9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 17 – Register Here
Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, Parts 1-8, Part 1: Welcome and Introductions:
5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 – Register Here
Chaos to Calm
9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 10 and 11 – Register Here
10 a.m.-12 p.m. April 10 or 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 19 – Register Here
Healthy Sexual Development
9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 15 – Register Here
Honoring Their History: Memory Preservation for Children in Care
1-3 p.m. April 28 – Register Here
Introduction to Adoption From Foster Care
9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 18 or 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 – Register Here
Introduction to Positive Discipline
9-11 a.m. April 21 – Register Here
Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. April 11 – Register Here
Parenting Teens, Parts 1-7 (to be taken as a set)
Parenting the Positive Discipline Way, Parts 1-6
Relative/Kinship Caregiving: Navigating Change and Supporting the Children in Your Care
9 a.m.-12 p.m. April 14 or
12-3 p.m. April 29
So You Have a New Placement, Now What?
1-3:30 p.m. April 11
Trust-Based Relational Intervention: Introduction and Overview to TBRI
May 9 and 11
Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Module 1: Connecting Principles
5:30-8:30 p.m. April 18 and 25
Support Groups with Training Hours