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Child Development and Effects of Child Maltreatment on Child Development 
Dates 4/21/2014  - 4/21/2014 
Time 9:30 am- 2:00pm 
Location 9900 Willows RD NE, Redmond, WA 98052 - Overlake Church 
Trainer Emma Nierman
Comments This workshop is for foster parents and relative/ kinship caregivers who are interested in learning more on how child abuse, neglect and maltreatment effect the development of children in their care. Presented by: Gary Benton. Gary is a native of the Northwest. He has been in social work for 30+ years, providing marriage and family therapy anger management and domestic violence treatment. He is a local and national consultant, trainer and seminar presenter providing programs on anger management, domestic violence, dealing with difficult children, customer service, goal setting, communication skills, managing change, grief and loss in the work place, stress reduction, building self-esteem in children, team building and more. Pre registration required to attend this class, please provide you full & complete name, mailing address along with your zip code, area code & telephone number and e-mail address to Emma Nierman at region2s@uw.edu Please note: NO childcare provided PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN to this training.  
  To register email region2s@uw.edu or call (206)923-4914
 
Navigating Adoption 
Dates 5/6/2014  - 5/6/2014 
Time 5:00pm- 8:00pm. 
Location Delridge DCFS Office, 4045 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106: Pine Room 
Trainer Emma Nierman
Comments Presented by: Laurie Mayer , MSW. Laurie is an experienced adoption professional currently serving as the Permanent Planning and Adoptions Program Manager in DSHS Regions 3 and 4. This workshop is designed to help foster parents and relative/ kinship caregivers and foster/adoptive parents gain a deeper understanding of the adoption process in the public child welfare system in Washington State. Pre registration required to attend this class, please provide you full & complete name, mailing address along with your zip code, area code & telephone number and e-mail address to Emma Nierman at region2s@uw.edu Please note: NO childcare provided PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN to this training. 
  Emma Nierman, MSW, Child Welfare Training Manager, region2s@uw.edu or call 206-923-4914
 
The Effects of Substance Abuse on Our Children 
Dates 5/9/2014  - 5/9/2014 
Time 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Location 4045 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (Pine Room - 2nd Floor) 
Trainer Yolonda Marzest
Comments The Effects of Substance Abuse on Our Children presented by Ernestine Rambouts LISCW, MAC, CDP & Vance Newton, MSW, MAC, CCJS, CDP who are the owners of 'Changes in Action' a multi-dimenstional therapeutic service program. Will present to foster parents, relative/kinship caregivers and foster adoptive parents the basics about drug & alcohol abus; current trends in drug & alcohol abuse; what are the new, popular and existing drugs; what you really want to know about adolescent substance abuse; how substances affect the mind/body/spirit plus much more. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. This is training is free of charge. NO CHILD CARE IS PROVIDE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN WITH YOU TO THIS TRAINING/WORKSHOP. To register send your e-mail to Yolonda Marzest, MSW to region2s@uw.edu. 
  To register send your contact Yolonda Marzest, MSW, Manager of Program Operations Region 2, region2s@uw.edu
 
Allegations/Investigations A Survival Training 
Dates 5/19/2014  - 5/19/2014 
Time 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Location Kent DCFS Office 1313 W. Meeker (Tahoma Rm), Kent, WA 98032 (Please use the West Entrance) 
Trainer El-Freda Stephenson
Comments Luanne Hawley has been a licensed foster parent for 25 years, as well as a relative care provider and adoptive parent. She has been an advocate for Foster Parents and Care Providers having provided support services through the FIRST (Foster Intervention and Retention Support Team) program for many years. Please join us as Luanne shares how the investigation process works, reviews common practices and procedures, shares ways to minimize the risk of an allegation, gives tips on how to best protect yourself once an allegation has been made, and tells you how best to survive the process. Please join us for this informative training. Pre-registration is required. To register email El-Freda Stephenson at region2s@uw.edu, please provide your mailing address, area code, phone number and email address when registering. You will receive written confirmation five (5) working days prior to the workshop via US mail and/or e-mail. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO CHILD CARE PROVISIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP, CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. 
  To register email region2s@uw.edu or call 206-923-4922
 
Succeeding With The Difficult Child 
Dates 6/9/2014  - 6/9/2014 
Time 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Location 9900 Willows RD NE; Redmond, WA 98052 (Overlake Church) 
Trainer El-Freda Stephenson
Comments Succeeding With The Difficult Child presented by Gary Benton. Gary has been in social work for 30+years. He is a local & national consultant, trainers and seminar presenter providing a wealth of information regarding the dynamics within social services. This workshop focuses on identifying factors that lead children to act oout, identifying strategies to help children with ADD/ADHD, stategies to help to prevent foster parents and relative caretakers from burn out while improving team work skills. There is no charge for this training. Please DO NOT bring children, as NO childcare is available. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register e-mail El-Freda Stephenson at region2s@uw.edu. Please provide your full name, mailing address, area code, phone number and email address. Please inform if you are a foster parent, relative care taker, adoptive parent, staff member and/or private agency staff. Please note the following: You will receive written confirmation 5 days prior to the date of the class you are registering for. 
  To register email region2s@uw.edu or call 206-923-4922
 
So You Have Your 1st Placement - Now What? 
Dates 6/10/2014  - 6/10/2014 
Time 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Location 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (Newport Presbyterian Church) 
Trainer Emma Nierman
Comments Trainig for Foster Parents, Relative/Kinship Caregivers & Foster/Adoptive Parents. Everything you need to know about agency process, the basics about paperwork, meetings, court proceedings, CPS reporting and referrals. Plus you will gain knowledge and tools in being successful. Pre registration required to attend this class, please provide you full & complete name, mailing address along with your zip code, area code & telephone number and e-mail address to Emma Nierman at region2s@uw.edu Please note: NO childcare provided PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN to this training. 
  Emma Nierman, MSW, Child Welfare Training Manager, region2s@uw.edu
 
Attachment Disorders: Attachment Challenges in Foster Care, Real Tools for Caregivers 
Dates 6/16/2014  - 6/16/2014 
Time 9:00am- 4:00pm. 
Location Delridge DCFS Office, 4045 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106: Pine Room 
Trainer Emma Nierman
Comments Presented By Scott Hanauer.Scott Hanauer is the clinical director of Community Youth Services in Olympia WA. He has worked with at risk children and their families within a residential setting for over 30 years. Scott has extensive experience dealing with children with reactive attachment disorders and other attachment and bonding issues. He has been a parent educator for the Bureau of Prisons, and has been training foster parents for over 10 years. Join us as we discuss how attachment develops, how trauma impacts attachment, and most importantly, what to do with children and adolescents who have escalating and challenging behaviors. Pre registration required to attend this class, please provide you full & complete name, mailing address along with your zip code, area code & telephone number and e-mail address to Emma Nierman at region2s@uw.edu Please note: NO childcare provided PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN to this training.  
  Emma Nierman, MSW, Child Welfare Training Manager, region2s@uw.edu
 
My Drug Exposed Infant is Growing Up... Now What? 
Dates 6/27/2014  - 6/27/2014 
Time 9:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Location 39015 172nd Avenue South East, Auburn, WA - Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, Phillip Starr Building 
Trainer Yolonda Marzest
Comments This workshop is presented by Sean Maloney, MA, the director of cliniical training at Catholic Community Services of Wester Washington. This training will review newborn risk factors of infants exposed prenatally to drugs and then will focus on behavioral characterists that are often present in older children. Intervention strategies for difficult behaviors will be also discussed. There is no charge for this training. Please DO NOT bring children, as NO childcare is available. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register contact Yolonda Marzest, MSW, region2s@uw.edu. 
  To register send your contact Yolonda Marzest, MSW, Manager of Program Operations Region 2, region2s@uw.edu
 
First Aid/CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens

You are required to take a First Aid/CPR and Blood Borne Pathogens course.

This course is offered free of charge by Keep the Beat CPR & First Aid Training.

Go to their web site to view class schedules and sign up for a class.


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