As Family Treatment Courts (FTCs) are expanding and strengthening their collaborative partnerships, foster parents are being recognized as a valuable member of the team and for the important role they can play in supporting the goals of family recovery and reunification. Foster parents are now commonly referred to as “resource parents” to reflect the critical role they have in caring for children, modeling quality caregiving for parents, and strengthening family relationships. This live Café Conversation will include a panel of presenters who will share their experiences in engaging resource parents in critical activities, including facilitating quality and frequent family time, co-parenting with the birth parent, and providing a trauma-informed approach. Additional technical assistance resources, including a pre-recorded video presentation, Team Discussion Guide, and Take Action Guide will also be provided to enhance learning.
- Understand the important role resource parents and kinship caregivers have in supporting family recovery and reunification
- Highlight the essential topics and strategies for effective recruitment, training, and support of resource parents to better serve families affected by parental substance use
- Learn how FTCs are engaging resource parents as a valued member of the FTC team
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