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March 2021

Foster Parent Training: Safe Sleep, Pregnancy Prevention and Healthy Sexual Development, Evening Class

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this training, participants will learn about safe sleep practices, safe and effective pregnancy prevention methods and why they're necessary, and what healthy sexual development looks like at different ages.

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Foster Parent Training: Universal Precautions and Confidentiality, Morning Class

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this training, participants will learn about universal precautions for sexually transmitted diseases and about the importance of confidentiality.

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Foster Parent Training: Universal Precautions and Confidentiality, Evening Class

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this training, participants will learn about universal precautions for sexually transmitted diseases and about the importance of confidentiality.

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Foster Parent Training: Mandt Relational Skills for PRIDE, Morning Class

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this training, participants will become certified in Mandt relational skills, and will learn de-escalation methods and other relational skills.

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Foster Parent Training: Mandt Relational Skills for PRIDE, Evening Class

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this training, participants will become certified in Mandt relational skills, and will learn de-escalation methods and other relational skills.

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Free, Virtual “What is Burnout and How to Prevent It” Training for KVC Foster Parents, Morning Session

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
burnout training

Our foster parents work hard to care for the youth in their homes. Sometimes this leads to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion, otherwise known as "burnout." This training will review why burnout happens and how foster families can prevent it.

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Free, Virtual “What is Burnout and How to Prevent It” Training for KVC Foster Parents, Evening Session

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
burnout training

Our foster parents work hard to care for the youth in their homes. Sometimes this leads to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion, otherwise known as "burnout." This training will review why burnout happens and how foster families can prevent it.

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April 2021

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1 - April 30
child abuse prevention month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. KVC is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect, and prevention begins with strengthening families. This month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. By ensuring that parents and caregivers have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children we can prevent child abuse and neglect. Research shows protective factors are present…

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Understanding Specialized Foster Care Training (2 CEUs)

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
understanding specialized foster care

Have you ever wondered what specialized foster care means in West Virginia? Does the tiered system define it? Is it regulated to a particular age group or a group with certain physical or medical conditions? With changes to how the state is structuring foster care, it’s essential to understand how KVC and other specialized foster care agencies play a role in providing foster care in West Virginia. Join us for a virtual “Understanding Specialized Foster Care” training where participants will…

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May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1 - May 31
mental health awareness month

Millions of Americans are impacted daily by mental health conditions. Mental Health Awareness Month in May is an opportunity to increase people’s understanding of the complexities of living with a mental illness, expel myths, reduce stigma and show support for the many people affected by mental health that are working to improve their lives. Learn more here: • Random Acts of Kindness Matter for Your Health • 5 Things Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health • How Does Academic…

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