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2022 Resource Family Conference

April 1 - April 2

Free

KVC West Virginia’s Resource Family Conference will take place April 1–2, 2022, at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV. This biennial event is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for KVC foster families caring for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and are temporarily in state custody.

Attendees learn from child and family experts, receive continuing education trainings, and network with other resource families in the area to create an invaluable support network. While parents and caregivers participate in trainings, youth enjoy fun, age-appropriate activities.

Descriptions of the breakout sessions will be available soon.

What’s a Resource Family?

Resource families include foster parents and families who are caring for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges and are temporarily in state custody; adoptive parents; relatives; and the youth KVC serves.

Training Information: ARC Reflections

ARC Reflections (Attachment, Regulation Competency) provides caregivers with tools and hands-on training to help children and teens build healthy attachments with adults, regulate their emotions and behavior, and build strengths and competencies that may have been disrupted by exposure to trauma. The training encourages foster parents and caregivers to be curious and reflective about children in their care and gauge their own reactions and responses. Frequent “check-ins” allow adults to link their levels of energy and emotional states with their ability to be thoughtful, engaged caregivers.

Trainers include: Robin Atkinson, Stephanie Casto, Kristi Ferrell, Patricia Heins, Valerie Nichols, Brittany Sponaugle, Sara Wyer

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 8

  • 4:00pm: Registration and room assignments begin
  • 4:00 – 8:00pm: Dinner at the Pavilion
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm: Outdoor movie & bonfire

Saturday, April 9

  • 7:00 – 8:30am: Breakfast in the Main Building
  • 8:30 – 8:45am: Transition children to daycare locations
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Training
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 4:00pm: Training
  • 4:00 – 4:30pm: Awards & Recognition

Register for the Resource Family Conference!

Registration opens February 1!

Donate needed items!

Interested in supporting children and families at the Resource Family Conference? Donate needed items or money to help us make this conference the best it can be! Visit kvcwv.org/donate or contact Kristi Ferrell, Director of Permanency, to see what kind of items we need at (304) 687-3851 or krferrell@kvc.org.

Details

Start:
April 1
End:
April 2
Cost:
Free

Venue

Glade Springs Resort
255 Resort Drive
Daniels, WV 25832 United States
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Phone:
866-562-8054
Website:
www.gladesprings.com