“I Am Not Alone” Creating a Foster Parent Support Group

In this podcast, Mandy Taylor, Adoptive Parent and Foster Parent Retention Specialist at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, MI shares her experience developing a Post-RPC Training Support Group. Mandy leads a monthly meeting where concepts and ideas from the RPC are reviewed. The group also explores how this knowledge can be applied to their current parenting. Additionally this podcast discusses the importance of creating a space for parents to give and receive validation, generate camaraderie amongst parents, and provide one another with tangible parenting suggestions. The group is built upon the premise that if healing is done through the context of relationships, then resource parents too need supportive relationships as they act as agents of healing for their children.

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NCTSN_Black+White_jpgPodcasts are provided by National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Center who offer free online education.  We thank them!


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