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VOLUME

09 MAY 2010

A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR FOSTER & ADOPTIVE PARENTS IN UTAH

fosterroster STATEWIDE UPDATE in this issue

Utah Foster Care Foundation Offices

Foster Care Month P.1

Murray 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400 Murray, UT 84107 Phone: 801.994.5205 Fax: 801.994.5206 Toll Free: 877.505.KIDS Ogden 3340 S. Harrison Blvd. #200 Ogden, UT 84403 Phone: 801.392.1114 Orem 252 N. Orem Blvd. Orem, UT 84057 Phone: 801.373.3006 Price 475 W. Price River Dr. #152 Price, UT 84501 Phone: 435.636.0210 Roosevelt Phone: 435.724.0959 Vernal 1052 W. Market Dr. Vernal, UT 84078 Phone: 435.781.4224 Moab 180 S. 300 E., Ste. C Moab, UT 84532 Phone: 435.259.3345 St. George 321 N. Mall Dr. #B102 St. George, UT 84790 Phone: 435.656.8065 Richfield 201 E. 500 N. Richfield, UT 84701 Phone: 435.896.1232

Statewide Happenings P.2 UFAFA Update P.3

Why do we Celebrate National Foster Care Month? Former Governor Olene Walker calls Utah’s foster care community one of the best in the United States. We would like to thank Gov. Walker for helping kick off Foster Care Month activities. As Lt. Governor, she was one of the primary forces behind the formation of the Utah Foster Care Foundation ten years ago. “It is great to see the partnership among the Foundation, foster families and

the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) as it has matured,” says Governor Walker. “Great foster families mean many abused or neglected children will reunite with their parents, be cared for by relatives or be adopted by loving families.” As we enjoy the springtime days of May, look for Foster Care Month activities in your area, and celebrate what a difference you are making in the lives of children in your community.


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Statewide Happenings Blaze Tickets Donated

Honoring Our Elders (and our children)

On April 17, 2010 seven foster families were able to attend the Utah Blaze Arena Football game at the E-Center in West Valley City. Tickets to the game and t-shirts for the families in attendance were generously donated by Maakoa, a juice company located in Utah County. Maakoa is once again offering this opportunity to foster/adoptive families licensed with the state of Utah. Be aware that there are only 50 tickets available and so, it is on a first come, first served basis. If you attended the game on April 17th, you are not eligible to attend this game. The game is on Saturday, June 12th at 7:00 pm at the E-Center. If your family would llike to attend this game, please contact Darcey at 801.994.5205 or toll-free 877.505.5437 or email darcey.hirst@utahfostercare.org. You need to include your family name, number of people in your family and your telephone number, so that details for picking up the tickets can be given to you. Thank you Maakoa for your generous donation to foster families! For more information about Maakoa, please visit their website: http://www.maakoa.com.

A Native American Culture Night May 22, 2010 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Indian Walk-In Center 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake Theme: “Garden Plants, Vegetable Gardening” “Our Elders tell us to respect the land (Mother Earth). They tell you to take care of it, and in turn it will take care of you.”

Calling All Artists Online registration is up and running for student and adult artists for the 2010 Chalk Art Festival June 18-19th. Go to www.chalkartfestival.org to register. Students grades 6-12 chalk for free! Dedicate a chalk art square to your favorite dad, individual or business! For details on sponsorships, contact deborah.lindner @utahfostercare.org.

This event is sponsored by: The Adopt-aNative Elder Program & Utah Foster Care Foundation For more information, please contact: Rodger Williams 801.652.1789

Royal Family Kids Camps August 9th thru August 13th Sonosored by Mountain View Contact Darlene Petterson 801.567.9487 Applications available online at: https://www.rfkckids.org Mountain View is sponsoring its 13th year of RFKC. No other camp has what they offer, one counselor for every 2 children! Training sessions have prepared their staff for the special circumstances of children who are in the foster care system. There is an amazing amount of fun filled days at RFKC! There will be swimming, lots of great food, hiking, activity center, pinewood derby, clean cabins, lots of fun and fresh air!! Camp will be held at Camp Wapiti.

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Facilitating Healthy Attachment with Foster/Adoptive Children Touchstone Therapy Center invites you to attend a conference on facilitating healthy attachment in foster and adoptive children. This conference is approved for foster parents and can be used for training hours toward relicensure. For more information, contact your region trainer. Prices for this conference are as follows: Early Bird: Standard: At the door: Conference and Locations:

$125.00 $139.00 $150.00 Dates

Ogden Marriott Hotel Friday, May 14, 2010 8 : 3 0 a m - 5 p m Note: early bird registration ends April 30, 2010. Salt Lake City (Location TBA) Friday, September 10, 2010 8 : 3 0 a m - 5 p m Note: early bird registration ends April 30, 2010 For more information and to register for the above conferences, please visit the Touchstone Therapy Center web site at: touchstonetherapyinc.com

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Utah Foster/Adoptive Families Association Update UFAFA Sets Goals

foster/adoptive family statewide.

By Jennifer Gardner, UFAFA President

10. Get our 501 (c) 3 status in place and begin fundraising so we can accomplish all of our goals.

Last month, members of your Utah Foster/Adoptive Family Assn. (UFAFA) Board outlined some goals we have for 2010. This month, we thought we would share with you (drum roll please….) our “To-Do” list! UFAFA’s TO-DO LIST 1. Create a member database with all contact info, including email addresses. 2. Find and train at least one individual in each region to provide support during allegations. 3. Create regional committees to oversee UFAFA undertakings in each region. 4. Compile results of a survey sent to all candidates for elected office and disperse the information to all members. 5. Work on getting legislative bills drafted (to be discussed in a later Foster Roster). 6. Develop an advocacy training that the exec. committee will be able to teach statewide. 7. Plan and facilitate emergency disaster training in each region. 8. Develop a mentoring program for newly-licensed foster families in each region – hopefully a minimum of one per Cluster. 9. Coordinate volunteer efforts in preparing 72-hours kits for each

11. Contact community recreation programs throughout the state with the idea of providing fee waivers for children in state custody so they can play sports, etc. without a registration fee. 12. Increase public and community awareness of foster/adoptive/kinship families. 13. Increase supports available for all foster families. If this looks daunting to you, it is! But we are working so hard to get each and everything done within the next few months. We desperately need your help! Please contact us at ufafa1@gmail.com to see how you can help make all these things a reality for our foster/adoptive/kinship families across the state! If you haven’t become a member of our website, please check it out and sign up today: www.myufafa.com.

UFAFA Statewide Presidency President: Jennifer Gardner 1st Vice President: Renee Calkins 2nd Vice President: Cayce Thill Secretary: Michelle Ostmark Treasurer: Beth Hardman


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SALT LAKE VALLEY REGION UPDATE MAY 2010

in this issue Foster Mother of the Year P.4 Salt Lake Valley Office Cluster Concepts P.5

5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400 Murray, UT 84107 Phone: 801.994.5205 Fax: 801.994.5206 Toll Free: 877.505.KIDS

Training Updates P.6 Trauma & Attachment Series P.9

Foster Mom Extraordinaire By Yolanda Copeland Resource Family Consultant Salt Lake Valley Region

“I knew what I wanted to do and I am in exactly the right place doing what I love best,” says Naomi Martinsen. “Watching each child grow and develop is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience in the world.” Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and Utah Foster Care Foundation are very proud to honor Naomi as 2010 Foster Mother of the Year. This award recognizes the valuable role mothers play in nurturing our children and supporting families. Foster moms in the Salt Lake Valley do a fantastic job, and Naomi represents them well! Our resource families are everyday people, willing and able to open their homes to provide children with safe, supportive and loving environments. Naomi and her husband Dan met at a school where they both worked with children with severe behavioral disorders. Naomi’s home has always been filled with children. With three biological children, now ages 8,10, and 12, her door was always open to any child who needed a roof over their head, a shoulder to lean on, or just somewhere to feel safe and secure

while things were sorted out. She and her husband Dan adopted two children from Haiti. Shanaida (16), was two and Evens (12) was thirteen months when they were adopted. They also adopted a little girl (3 ½) from Utah. Currently there are two additional siblings that are being cared for by this delightful family.

Area Representative Kirsten Fuller Foster/Adoptive Family Recruiters Amy Boyack Christina LeCluyse Dan Webster Trainer

Some of the children Naomi has assisted have had biological parents with drug issues or come from drug affected households and she has successfully helped put them back on the straight and narrow.

Liz Rivera Retention Specialist Tina Porter

Naomi is also the Sandy Cluster Facilitator. She is very busy, but has an open heart and a lot of love and care to give. The children the Martinsens have fostered are thriving with Naomi’s support and devotion to them. They now have stability in their lives that they didn’t before. She’s one of the most caring, loving and giving people I know.

Photo above: Salt Lake Valley Region Foster Mother of the Year Naomi Martinsen.

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e r a at s? h W er t s Clu

Salt Lake Valley Cluster Concepts Monthly Cluster announcements for currently licensed foster parents For in-service training details, see the training pages

Murray/Midvale/East Salt Lake

Kearns

Facilitator: Terumi 801.699.9769 steve.sagers@comcast.net

Facilitator: Michelle 801.755.4766 mostmark12@aol.com

Supporting Families with Mental Illness See training pages for details

Allegation Prevention See training pages for details

Clusters can help you:

Magna/West Valley

Salt Lake Metro

• Obtain on-going training hours

Facilitator: Linda 801.690.6490 peerparenting@gmail.com

Facilitator: Suzi 801.487.4985 suziramos72@gmail.com

Positive Discipline See training pages for details

Positive Discipline See training pages for details

Sandy/Draper

South Valley West/West Jordan

Facilitator: Naomi 801.619.8069 naomimartinsen@hotmail.com

Facilitator: Valerie 801.608.1871 valerie.bangert@yahoo.com

Positive Discipline See training pages for details

Post Adoption Discussion See training pages for details Child care available at this meeting

Clusters are groups of foster, adoptive and kinship families that meet together on a monthly basis.

• Meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families • By providing support • Arrange respite care • Provide fun family activities Call the Cluster facilitator nearest you or contact Tina Porter at 801.994.5205 for more information. For more information on upcoming Cluster trainings, see “Upcoming In-service Trainings”.

Tooele/Adoptive Parents Facilitator: Maia 435.843.1090 jmblaamc@juno.com

Facilitator: Cami 435.882.1250 camimead@hotmail.com

Anger Management See training pages for details

Spanish/Cluster en Español Facilitator: Jessica 801.577.7161 steadmanjessica@aol.com sábado, 15 de mayo; 10am-12n 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400. necesidades emocionales y mentales de los niños Vamos a ofrecer cuidado de niños.

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To Register For Classes:

Salt Lake Valley Training

Contact: Liz Rivera Salt Lake Valley Region Trainer

Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

First Placement Meeting/PMT

Phone: 801.994.5205 Email: liz.rivera@utahfostercare.org Toll Free:

Date: Monday, June 28th Time: 6pm - 10pm Location: Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

Foundations for Youth Session 2: May 18th; 6-10pm Session 3: June 7th; 6-10pm Session 4: July 1st; 6-10pm Location: Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

877.505.5437 Please be ready with your name, phone number & the title of the class you would like to be registered for. Notes on In-service Trainings: • Classes are for licensed foster parents • Training hours will be applied to re-licensing requirements • Primary caregivers are required to attend 12 hours of In-service training per year • Secondary caregivers are required to attend 4 hours of in-service training per year • ADULTS ONLY otherwise specified

unless

• Classes start on time • You must attend the entire class to receive credit Director of Education Mick Woolsey, LCSW Phone: 435.229.8808 Email: mick.woolsey @utahfostercare.org 6

Presented by: DCFS/Liz Rivera

Presented by: Liz Rivera

This training is a pre-service refresher as well as a chance to address specific issues with your current placement. Principles from the Practice Model will also be reviewed. We offer this class every other month in the Salt Lake Valley.

It is essential to help youth build a solid foundation upon which they can more easily make the transition to living as adults and building life-long connections for greater stability.

Required in the first year of licensure.

Required for all foster parents of youth 14 and older.

Art and Science of Love; Strengthening MarriageComing in August Dates TBD Presented by: Bruce Parsons, PhD

The goal of this workshop is to begin by focusing on the couple’s relationship and then translating what we learn to all relationships within the family. *All classes taught at UFCF Murray office 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400.

Parenting Tip of the Month We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.


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Salt Lake Valley Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Upcoming In-service Trainings

May 4th

May 6th

May 12th

7pm-9pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

7pm-9pm 1784 Aaron Dr., Tooele

Post-Adoption

Allegation Prevention Presented by Liz Rivera

Presented by Brian Young

Presented by Panel Discussion This panel will present ideas and resources to help once the adoption is finalized.

We will talk about how to prevent allegations as well as how to respond when one occurs.

Anger Management

Sponsored by the Tooele Cluster

May 19th

May 27th

June 2nd

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

Positive Discipline

Building Assets in Children

Presented by Les Harris

Presented by Terumi Sagers

Focusing on what our children are doing right is so much more effective than focusing on what is wrong.

Terumi will discuss how building developmental assets like reading, honesty & conflict resolution can help children succeed.

Sponsored by the Sandy & Magna Clusters

Sponsored by the Murray & SL Clusters

The fifth class in a 6-part series to provide support to families who have a member with a mental illness. Sponsored by the Murray Cluster

• Foundations for YouthFFY is required for families caring for youth 14 and up. • Community & Partner Trainings- Call your regional trainer for approval prior to attending a class or conference that is held within the community and is not a pre-approved training.

REMINDER:

Sponsored by the Kearns Cluster

Presented by Allies w/Families

• Approved TrainingsIn-service trainings provided and approved by Utah Foster Care Foundation.

We all get mad. Brian will talk about what angry feelings are and how to best manage them.

Sponsored by the SVW Cluster

Supporting Families Living with Mental Illness

Training Tips:

START YOUR RENEWAL HOURS EARLY. A YEAR GOES BY QUICKLY!

• Approved On-line TrainingFamilies may visit the web site: www.fosterclub.com for up to 2 hours of online training per year.

• Peer Parent Training and Resource Family Consultant (RFC) Training- 6 hours each per year may be used toward licensure. RFC Training must be provided by DCFS RFCs.

REMINDER: Family team meetings do not count toward in-service training hours.

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Salt Lake Valley Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Upcoming In-service Trainings, cont. June 15th

June 16th

June 23rd

6pm-8pm Dream Dinners 7812 S. 1300 E.

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

Freezer Dinners

Supporting Families Living with Mental Illness

Presented by Dream Dinners

Presented by Allies with Families

Managing Difficult Behaviors Presented by Liz Rivera

A fun night to learn easy ways to prepare freezer meals. All attending will take home a meal. Pre-registration required.

The final class in a 6-part series to provide support to families who have a member with a mental illness.

Sponsored by the Sandy Cluster

Many children with traumatic histories exhibit difficult behaviors. We’ll discuss management techniques to contain these behaviors.

Sponsored by the Magna Cluster

Sponsored by the Kearns Cluster

June 28th

July 7th

July 28th

6pm-10pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-8pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

6pm-9pm Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 S. Commerce Dr. #400

1st Placement/PMT

Safe Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered and/or Questioning Youth

Presented by DCFS & Liz Rivera A pre-service refresher as well as a chance to address specific issues with your current placement. Principles from the Practice Model will also be reviewed. We offer this class every other month in the Salt Lake Valley.

Presented by Jenny Arm LGBTQ youth are more likely to be the targets of violence and are also more likely to be homeless. This training will address safety.

Movie Night We’ll relax and watch a movie with a theme that relates to foster care/ adoption and discuss it. We’ll have banana splits, too!

Support Workers who Help Children By Deb Hofhines Utah Foster Care Foundation Southwest Region Area Representative Some jobs are difficult and gut wrenching. The hours are long, thankless and stressful. The pay stinks, case loads are high and at times dangerous. Sounds like law enforcement? Instead, think child welfare. Imagine being a child welfare worker in Utah where budget cuts have killed any hope for relief. With bureaucracy and red tape, it’s hard to be a true social worker, but that is what is expected. Try doing this job while hearing all the ugly things people say about you and your agency, things you can’t defend or justify due to confidentiality. You’re thinking “dream job,” huh? Well, hundreds do it throughout the state every day. We would like to say thank you in honor of March’s Social Worker Month. Thanks for showing up every day to help children and families across the state.

Required in the first year of licensure.

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Wishing Well Funds Utah Foster Care Foundation has funds available to meet the special needs of children in foster care when DCFS is unable to meet these needs for any reason. Funds are limited. Requests MUST include the following: • Child’s first name, last initial and age • Foster parent’s name and home address • Caseworker’s name and contact information • The item being requested and the associated costs • Brief description of how the child will benefit Request should come in writing by a foster parent, the child in care or the caseworker. PLEASE NOTE: • Dispersal of funds can take up to 4 weeks. • Checks are mailed to the foster parent’s home address. • Funds are for children in foster care ONLY. • Items covered by the foster care reimbursement or by Medicaid are not eligible. • Only requests previously denied by DCFS are eligible. VACATIONS: • A child in care can receive vacation funds only ONCE in their lifetime. • Vacations are restricted monetarily & may not cover all costs. SUBMIT REQUESTS TO: Tina Porter Utah Foster Care Foundation 5296 So. Commerce Dr. #400 Murray, UT 84107 OR tina.porter@utahfostercare.org

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Attachment and Trauma Series Two of the most common issues that children in care bring is a history of trauma and compromised attachment. These two series of three classes each will be offered on an ongoing basis.

Trauma and Development Series

Attachment Series

How trauma affects the developing brain of a child and the consequences.

Class One: Introduction to Attachment July 19th; 6-9pm Class one is a basic overview of attachment theory and its application to children in foster care. Class Two: Disorganized Attachment August 30th; 6-9pm Of all the attachment outcomes, disorganized attachment is the most problematic, and probably the most common, for children in care. We’ll discuss what it is and how to best support children with a compromised attachment history. Class Three: Adult Attachment Attachment is not just for children. This class of the series will discuss how our own attachment history can interact with our children’s.

Class One: Trauma’s Effect on the Developing Brain

Class Two: Healing Trauma’s Effects May 25th; 6-9pm How we can best support children who have a history of trauma. Class Three: Preventing Secondary Trauma June 29th; 6-9pm Living with a traumatized child can affect other members of the family. We’ll discuss how this occurs and how to minimize it. ALL CLASSES HELD AT: UTAH FOSTER CARE FOUNDATION OFFICES 5296 COMMERCE DRIVE #400


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NORTHERN REGION UPDATE MAY 2010

in this issue Adoption Transition Training P.10 Northern Region Office Cluster Concepts P.11

3340 S. Harrison Blvd. #200 Ogden, UT 84403 Phone: 801.392.1114 Fax: 801.392.1112 Toll Free: 877.392.1114

Training Updates P.12

Area Representative

Adoption Transition Training by Aubrey Myers, Post-Adoption Specialist, DCFS Northern Region I am writing to tell you of a great service being offered to foster parents who have adopted, or will be adopting in the next few months. DCFS will provide a series of two informational and interactive seminars addressing the short term and long term issues involved in the transition from being a foster family to an adoptive family. Issues about your child’s history, therapeutic services, respite care, the impact on the adoptive parents’ marriage, the impact on siblings and the adoptee, will all be covered. An opportunity to share your successes and concerns will also be a part of the two evenings planned. For those of you who are a few months into your adoption, please come and share your experiences. For those who are close to adopting, please use this as an opportunity to learn more about what is ahead and meet those who are traveling the same road.

you just cannot fit this into your schedule this time, please let me know and we will include you in the next announcement.

Brenda Durtschi Foster/Adoptive Family Recruiter Maryanne McFarland Trainer

The seminars this quarter will be held on Mon, July 12th and Mon, July 19th, 2010 from 6PM to 8:30PM in the DCFS Office, 950 25th Street, Ogden. We plan to provide refreshments and handouts so we need to know how many will attend. Please RSVP by calling my Ogden office, 801.395.5973, and leave a message. You are welcome to call after hours or on the weekends. Please respond no later than Wednesday, June 30th , 2010.

Brian Young Retention Specialist Mindy Lundgreen

Again, I want to encourage you to attend, share your wisdom and take advantage of a truly great opportunity. I hope to see you there.

The seminars will be held quarterly, so if

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e r a at s? h W er t s Clu Clusters are groups of foster, adoptive and kinship families that meet together on a monthly basis. Clusters can help you: • Obtain in-service training hours • Meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families

Northern Region Cluster Concepts Monthly Cluster announcements for currently licensed foster parents For in-service training details, see the training pages

Cache Valley Facilitator: Lara 435.735.7232 lara.nelson@digis.net

Facilitator: Jenn 435.787.2858 jjllewellyn@yahoo.com

Helpful Hints for Surviving Foster Care See training pages for details Child care provided with RSVP to Lara only!

Box Elder

Foster/Adoption

Facilitator: Ann 435.723.3095 graymob@comcast.net

Facilitator: Janette 801.546.9465 janette@belnap.org

No meeting scheduled for May. Please attend another meeting if in-service hours are needed.

Pamper the Parent...Moms, that is! See training pages for details

• Get support • Arrange respite care • Attend fun family activities Call the Cluster facilitator nearest you or contact Mindy Lundgreen at 801.392.1114 for more information. For more information on upcoming Cluster trainings, see “Upcoming In-service Trainings”.

North Ogden

Weber West

Facilitator: Marilyn 801.782.9080 bobandmarilyn2@msn.com

Facilitator: Rebekah 801.773.7268 houhi43@yahoo.com

Pamper the Parent...Moms, that is! See training pages for details

Best Interest of Children See training pages for details

North Davis

South Central Davis

Facilitator: Patty 801.544.7925 pattymom2@msn.com

Facilitator: Amanda 801.298.6381 david@davidburkemusic.com

Best Interest of Children See training pages for details

Questions and Answers with DCFS See training pages for details

Level III Facilitator: Maryanne 801.392.1114 maryanne.mcfarland@utahfostercare.org No meeting scheduled for May. Please attend another meeting if in-service hours are needed.

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To Register For Classes: Contact: Brian Young Northern Region Trainer

Northern Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Phone: 801.475.5537 Email: brian.young @utahfostercare.org

Becoming a Foster Care Advocate

Toll Free: 877.392.1114 Please be ready with your name, phone number & the title of the class you would like to be registered for. Notes on In-service Trainings: • Classes are for licensed foster parents ONLY • Training hours will be applied to re-licensing requirements

Date: June 9th Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Brigham City DCFS 1050 S. Medical Dr. Presented by: Jennifer Gardner, UFAFA President Dessert will be served.

PMT/First Placement Date: May 8th Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Logan DCFS Office Required in the first year of licensure, this training will review Practice Model Principles and offer an opportunity to address specific issues regarding placements.

Sponsored by the Box Elder Cluster

• Primary caregivers are required to attend 12+ hours of in-service training per year • Secondary caregivers are required to attend 4+ hours of in-service training per year • ADULTS ONLY otherwise specified

unless

• Classes start on time • You must attend the entire class to receive credit Director of Education Mick Woolsey, LCSW Phone: 435.229.8808 Email: mick.woolsey @utahfostercare.org 12

Dr. Doug Goldsmith, clinical director of The Children’s Center in Salt Lake City, presents at Utah Foster Care Foundation’s 1st Annual Symposium. His presentation was called “Attachment in Perspective: Keeping the Big Picture in View” dealt with how to help children who have been traumatized form secure attachments and feel safe.


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Northern Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Upcoming In-Service Trainings

May 4th

May 6th

May 15th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bountiful DCFS 57 W. 200 N.

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 215 W. 3450 N. Pleasant View

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Logan DCFS 115 W. Golf Course Rd.

Questions & Answers with DCFS

Pamper the Parent... Moms, that is!

Helpful Hints for Surviving Foster Care

Pedicures,manicures, mini-massages, mini-yoga class...come enjoy and relax!

Presented by Lara Nelson, Jennifer Llewellyn & Terri Erickson

Presented by Stephanie Stuart & Nancy Barowski

Sponsored by the South/Central Davis Cluster

Sponsored by the North Ogden & Fost/Adopt Clusters

Child care will be provided with RSVP only!

Sponsored by the Cache Cluster

May 19th

May 8th

May 22nd

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Clearfield DCFS 1350 E. 1450 S.

Foundations for Youth

Level III

#3: 8:00 am - Noon #4: 1:00 - 5:00

Mod. 1: 8:00 am - Noon Mod. 2: 1:00 - 5:00

The Best Interests of the Children Presented by Brian Young

Presented by Jennifer Larson, DCFS trainer Trainings will be held in the Training Room at the Ogden DCFS Office, 950 E. 25th Street.

Sponsored by the Weber West & North Davis Clusters

Contact Sally Webster at 801.395.5990 or swebster@utah.gov to register.

Presented by Jennifer Larson, DCFS trainer & Sherrin Weiss, RFC Trainings will be held in the Training Room at the Ogden DCFS Office, 950 E. 25th Street.

Training Tips: • Approved TrainingsIn-service trainings provided and approved by Utah Foster Care Foundation. • Foundations for YouthFFY is required for families caring for youth 14 and up. • Community & Partner Trainings- Call your regional trainer (found on page 8) for approval prior to attending a class or conference that is held within the community and is not a pre-approved training.

IMPORTANT: TO REGISTER FOR A TRAINING THAT IS CLUSTER-SPONSORED, YOU MUST CALL YOUR AREA CLUSTER FACILITATOR, FOUND ON PAGE 10. • Approved On-line TrainingFamilies may visit the web site: www.fosterclub.com for up to 2 hours of online training per year. • Peer Parent Training and Resource Family Consultant (RFC) Training- 6 hours each per year may be used toward licensure. RFC Training must be provided by DCFS RFCs.

REMINDER: Family team meetings do not count toward in-service training hours.

Contact Sally Webster at 801.395.5990 or swebster@utah.gov to register.

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Northern Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Upcoming In-Service Trainings, cont.

June 9th

June 17th

June 17th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Brigham City DCFS 1050 S. Medical Dr. #B

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Logan DCFS 115 W. Golf Course Rd.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Clearfield DCFS 1350 E. 1450 S.

Becoming a Foster Care Advocate

Getting to Know the Caseworkers

Presented by Jennifer Gardner

Presented by DCFS Caseworkers

Insight: The DCFS/Foster Parent Working Relationship

Learn to be an informed advocate, how to advocate for yourself as an important member of the process.

Child care will be provided if you RSVP. Dinner will be served.

Sponsored by the Box Elder Cluster

TBA TBA Bountiful DCFS 57 W. 200 N. Parenting with Love and Logic Presented by TBA This training will teach the importance of helping children learn to be consistent with the choices they make.

Sponsored by the South/Central Davis Cluster

Sponsored by the Cache Cluster

Presented by Insight Team

Sponsored by the Weber West & North Davis Clusters

Parenting Tip

Training Reminder

“One of the best ways to help someone else become calm and centered is to calm and center ourselves first.”

Please remember to send your completed training records to your UFCF regional trainer. Thank you!

Dr. Bruce Perry, MD., PhD.

Northern Region Trainer: Brian Young 3340 S. Harrison Blvd. Suite 200 Ogden, UT 84403

Resource Centers The resource center serves licensed foster/adoptive families in northern region. All items are gently used and are donated by Kid-to-Kid and Plato’s Closet. Clothing ranges in size from newborn to adult XXL. Infant care items (strollers, cribs, high chairs, bouncy chairs etc.) are frequently available. We also have shoes, books, bedding and other items. Not all items are guaranteed to be in stock. Please remember that the resource center is staffed by foster parents who volunteer their time to serve you. Their time, like yours, is valuable. To set up an appointment to shop, contact the following individuals as specified: Bountiful area call: Amanda: 801.298.6381 Willard area call: Korrine: 801.391. 5854 Christy: 720.308.7823 Layton area call: Mondays, Happie: 801.688.7191 Tuesdays, Megan: 801.394.3540 Wednesdays, Kirsten: 801.628.0069 Thursdays, Kathy: 801.678.8135 Fridays, Erin: 801.779.9203 Saturdays, Amber: 801.779.9203 Layton area emergencies & appts: Danyelle: 801.771.0887 Thirza: 801.628.6819 Cache Valley area call: Jen 435.787.2858

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WESTERN REGION UPDATE MAY 2010

in this issue Western Region Happenings P.15 Western Region OfďŹ ce Cluster Concepts P.16 Training Updates P.17

252 N. Orem Blvd. Orem, UT Phone: 801.373.3006 Fax: 801.373.3004 Toll Free: 877.373.3006 Area Representative

Western Region Happenings

Wendy Bunnell Foster/Adoptive Family Recruiter

Celebrate Foster Care Month with Provo Mayor John Curtis Tuesday, May 4th; 11:30 am @ Provo City OfďŹ ces, main entrance 351 West Center Street

John Thill Trainer Nancy Zelenak Retention Specialist Jessica Hanneman

Missy and JC Ollerton, grand prize winners of a 72-hr food supply. Jenny Cunningham wins second prize, a ne Emergency Essentials backpack at their Cluster meeting on March 18th. Congratulations!

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e r a at s? h W er t s Clu Clusters are groups of foster, adoptive and kinship families that meet together on a monthly basis. Clusters can help you: • Obtain in-service training hours • Meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families • Get support • Arrange respite care • Attend fun family activities Call the Cluster facilitator nearest you or contact Jessica at 801.373.3006 for more information. For more information on upcoming Cluster trainings, see “Upcoming In-service Trainings”.

Western Region Cluster Concepts Monthly Cluster announcements for currently licensed foster parents For in-service training details, see the training pages

South Cluster Facilitator: Jilean 435.623.4049 brijil98@yahoo.com

Facilitator: Jessica 801.373.3006 jessica.hannemann@utahfostercare.org

No meeting scheduled for May. Please attend another meeting if in-service hours are needed.

Kinship/Adoption

Central Cluster

Facilitator: Cayce 801.426.4880 thilltribe@juno.com

Facilitator: Beth 801.426.8782 bethha@provo.edu

No meeting scheduled for May. Please attend another meeting if in-service hours are needed.

No meeting scheduled for May. Please attend another meeting if in-service hours are needed.

Level III

Timpanogos

Facilitator: Cindy 801.785.1014 montano1000@aol.com

Facilitator: Jennie 801.756.1845 jennie@1daywindow.com

Medication Disbursement See training pages for details

Addictions See training pages for details

North Star Facilitator: Shanna 801.360.2011 northstarcluster@yahoo.com

Facilitator: Amanda 801.319.3678 northstarcluster@yahoo.com

Medication Disbursement See training pages for details

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Crossroads

Wasatch/Summit

Facilitator: Stephanie 801.789.7753 eventsinabox@yahoo.com

Facilitator: No facilitator call Utah Foster Care Foundation @ 801.373.3006

Medication Disbursement See training pages for details

Medication Disbursement See training pages for details


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To Register For Classes: Contact: Nancy Zelenak Western Region Trainer Phone: 801.373.3006

Your First Placement

Email: nancy.zelenak @utahfostercare.org Toll Free: 877.373.3006 Please be ready with your name, phone number & the title of the class you would like to be registered for. Notes on In-service Trainings: • Classes are for licensed foster parents ONLY • Training hours will be applied to re-licensing requirements • Primary caregivers are required to attend 12+ hours of in-service training per year • Secondary caregivers are required to attend 4+ hours of in-service training per year • ADULTS ONLY otherwise specified

unless

• Classes start on time • You must attend the entire class to receive credit Director of Education Mick Woolsey, LCSW Phone: 435.229.8808 Email: mick.woolsey @utahfostercare.org 17

Western Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Date: July 30th; 10am-2pm Location: Utah Foster Care Foundation 252 N. Orem Blvd. Presented by: Nancy Zelenak This is a highly recommended class if you have not yet had your first placement, or if you are within your first year of licensure. We’ll discuss how to share your concerns with DCFS; how to communicate effectively with the birth family and how to prepare your family for foster care.

Addictions, part 1 Date: May 11th; 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: American Fork DCFS 861 E. 900 N. Prestented by: Martin Roundy This class will teach you what you didn’t know, about drugs, the brain, addiction behaviors/ signs, and recovery. Sponsored by the Timpanogos Cluster

Foundations for Youth FFY #1: Building Trusting Relationships Wednesday, July 7th; 5:30pm FFY #2: Adolescent Behavior Wednesday, July 14th; 5:30pm FFY #3: Assessing, Planning & Teaming Wednesday, July 21st; 5:30pm FFY #4: The Goals of Transition to Adult Living Wednesday, July 28th; 5:30pm

Presented by: Les Harris

DCFS has asked that all families who have or plan to have youth in their home, age 14+, to take this training. This is a 4-part series. To be considered ‘graduated’, both spouses need to take all 4 classes. *July classes will be held at the Spanish Fork DCFS office: 607 E. Kirby Lane

American Fork DCFS Office The American Fork DCFS OFFICE HAS MOVED! The address is: 861 East 900 North, 801.763.4100 (main receptionist). The front door is directly west of the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.


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Western Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Upcoming In-service Trainings, cont.

New Training May 12th

May 12th

May 19th

July 13th

10:00 am - Noon Orem DCFS 1106 N. 1200 W.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm American Fork DCFS 861 E. 900 N.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Heber City DCFS 69 N. 600 W.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm American Fork DCFS 861 E. 900 N.

Medication Disbursement

Medication Disbursement

Medication Disbursement

HELP!

Presented by Dr. Marsha Medford

Presented by Dr. Teresa Cisneros

Presented by Dr. Marsha Medford

Learn the role of medications, the importance of following the prescription and your vital role in giving the Dr. accurate info.

Learn the role of medications, the importance of following the prescription and your vital role in giving the Dr. accurate info.

Learn the role of medications, the importance of following the prescription and your vital role in giving the Dr. accurate info.

Sponsored by the Level III Cluster

Sponsored by the North Star Cluster

Sponsored by the Wasatch Cluster

June 15th

June 15th

July 20th

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm American Fork DCFS 861 E. 900 N. Addictions (Part 2)

6:30 pm-8:30 pm Eagle Mountain Fire Station #2 3785 E. Pony Express Pkwy.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Eagle Mountain Fire Station #2, 3785 E. Pony Express Pkwy.

Presented by Martin Roundy

Summer Activities for Kids

Medication Disbursement

This four-part training will teach you what you never knew or understood about addiction. Your attendance is highly encouraged.

Presented by Cayce Thill

Sponsored by the Timpanogos Cluster

Presented by Nancy Zelenak This is a support group to share ideas that work, frustrations you want to vent, and the time to ask questions that are well, “fosterish!� Sponsored by the Timpanogos Cluster

Presented by Dr. Teresa Cisneros

Resources and unique ideas to keep all ages of children busy and happy!

Learn the role of medications, the importance of following the prescription and your vital role in giving the Dr. accurate info.

Sponsored by the Crossroads Cluster

Sponsored by the Crossroads Cluster

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SOUTHWEST REGION UPDATE May 2010

in this issue Foster Mom of the Year P.19 St. George Office Arts Festival P.20

321 N. Mall Dr # B102 St. George, UT 84790 Phone: 435.656.8065 Fax: 435.656.8071 Toll Free: 877.656.8065

Cluster Concepts P.21 Training Update P.22

Area Representative

Southwest Region Foster Mom of the Year By Diane Callister Southwest Region Retention Services Specialist Every year we like to spotlight a foster mom in May for Mother’s Day. It is a very difficult decision to narrow it down to one mom! All of you are wonderful in what you do, day in and day out, with children in foster care. This year, with some hard deliberations, Utah Foster Care Foundation and DCFS would like to congratulate Denise Olson, from Escalante, Utah. The Olson family offered a stable home to 10-year-old boy John, who has fought the idea of stability. Denise works constantly with John’s schooling to make sure he is caught up and his homework is done. She has gone out of her way to utilize the lending library, a resource for adoptive/foster parents (go to http:// www.utdcfsadopt.org) to check out the lending library, to help John with his needs.

As you can see by the photo of Denise and her other son Justin, she also makes sure that fun is part of her children’s lives. She helps with John’s basketball team, and takes him swimming and to the skate park in St. George.

Debbie Hofhines Trainer Cliff Farnsworth Retention Specialist Diane Callister Richfield Office

Most of all, she takes excellent care of John, and has given him a good solid loving home!

201 E. 500 N. Phone: 435.896.1232 Toll Free: 877.656.8065

Foster/Adoptive Family Recruiter/ Retention Specialist Marissa Douglas

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Wishing Well Funds Utah Foster Care Foundation has funds available to meet the special needs of children in foster care when DCFS is unable to meet these needs for any reason. Funds are limited. Requests MUST include the following: • Child’s first name, last initial and age • Foster parent’s name and home address • Caseworker’s name and contact information • The item being requested and the associated costs • Brief description of how the child will benefit Request should come in writing by a foster parent, the child in care or the caseworker. PLEASE NOTE: • Dispersal of funds can take up to 4 weeks. • Checks are mailed to the foster parent’s home address. • Funds are for children in foster care ONLY. • Items covered by the foster care reimbursement or by Medicaid are not eligible. • Only requests previously denied by DCFS are eligible. VACATIONS: • A child in care can receive vacation funds only ONCE in their lifetime. • Vacations are restricted monetarily & may not cover all costs. SUBMIT REQUESTS TO: Diane Callister Utah Foster Care Foundation 321 N. Mall Dr. #B102 St. George, UT 84790 OR diane.callister @utahfostercare.org

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St. George Arts Festival By Debbie Hofhines Southwest Region Area Representative Utah Foster Care Foundation It was sunny and a lot warmer than northern Utah on Easter Weekend. Great weather for the annual St. George Arts Festival. Utah Foster Care Foundation was there with our information table and guest artist extraordinaire, Gina Jrel. Gina created two wonderful murals that brought a lot of attention to our cause. She also brought the two

models for one mural, her little fourlegged children, Remy and Leo, who were also a great draw. Three cute teen girls helped Gina and together they created some beautiful murals. We appreciate Gina for blessing us with her time and talent to bring awareness to our community about the need for more foster families, especially for teens. We are also very appreciative of the City of St. George, Arts & Recreation Department for allowing us to share in this great event for the last several years.


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e r a at s? h W er t s Clu Clusters are groups of foster, adoptive and kinship families that meet together on a monthly basis.

Southwest Region Cluster Concepts Monthly Cluster announcements for currently licensed foster parents For in-service training details, see the training page

Cedar City/Beaver Facilitator: Amy 435.586.7403 bates4ever@hotmail.com

Facilitator: Lisa 435.438.2651

Family BBQ May 3rd 5-7pm Canyon West Park, bring side dish, RSVP. Free family swim at Washington County Rec. Center. See below for more details.

Clusters can help you: • Obtain in-service training hours • Meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families

St. George

Richfield

Facilitator: Brandee 435.652.3979 brandeestahlei@msn.com

Facilitator: Coylene 435.896.2023 donandcoylene@msn.com

Free family swim at Washington County Rec. Center. See below for more details.

No meeting in May.

• Get support • Arrange respite care • Attend fun family activities Call the Cluster facilitator nearest you or contact Diane Callister at 435.656.8065 for more information. For more information on upcoming Cluster trainings, see “Upcoming In-Service Trainings”.

Manti

May is Foster Care Month

Facilitator: Nancy 435.283.5020 njbean11@yahoo.com

To say thanks we have 2 special events:

No meeting in May.

Friday, May 21st; 3-7:30pm FREE Family Swim & Pizza Washington County Rec. Center in St George. Please RSVP to Diane. Friday, June 11th-13th, 2010 Free Family Campout Pine Lake Campground Saturday, family games at 10am, free lunch at noon, great prizes! Come for the whole weekend or just for Saturday’s events. 2 hours in-service training Saturday. Registration required.

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To Register For Classes: Contact: Cliff Farnsworth Southwest Region Trainer Phone: 435.656.8065

Southwest Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

First Placement/ PMT

Email: cliff.farnsworth @utahfostercare.org Toll Free: 877.656.8065 Please be ready with your name, phone number & the title of the class you would like to be registered for. Notes on In-Service Trainings: • Classes are for licensed foster parents ONLY • Training hours will be applied to re-licensing requirements • Primary caregivers are required to attend 12+ hours of in-service training per year

Date: May 10th Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Location: DCFS Regional Office Main Floor Conference Room 856 Sage Dr., Cedar City Presented by Cliff Farnsworth This training is a Pre-service refresher as well as a chance to address specific issues with your current placement. MUST register for training! Required in the first year of licensure.

Child Welfare Panel Date: June 16th Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Brandee’s Home Presented by Panel Members Come meet with the St. George Cluster and hear the experiences of a biological mother, a foster mother, and child who was in foster care and how they have been impacted by the foster care system.

Sponsored by the Cedar City Cluster

Sponsored by the St. George Cluster

Parenting Tip

Remember...

• Secondary caregivers are required to attend 4+ hours of in-service training per year • ADULTS ONLY otherwise specified

unless

• Classes start on time • You must attend the entire class to receive credit Director of Education Mick Woolsey, LCSW Phone: 435.229.8808 Email: mick.woolsey @utahfostercare.org 22

Remember that children need and thrive in an environment of safety, routine, and flexible structure. Consistency is King.

If you attend the Southwest Region Annual Campout you will be able to earn two hours of In-Service training just for playing team building games with your family!


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Southwest Region Annual Cluster Campout June 11 - June 13 Pine Lake Campground Directions: Travel 13 miles east on Utah State Highway 12 from the junction at Hwy 89. Then travel 11 miles north on John’s Valley Road (#22). Then head east for 6 miles on Clay Creek Road (#132) .

Deadline for Registration is June 1, 2010 Name: Address: City/State/Zip: Phone: # of people in your family: We will be staying Friday night (free) Yes

No

We will be staying Saturday night (free) Yes

Please note: -No electricity hookups -There is running water and clean toilets -Families are responsible for their own food and drinks, except for Saturday’s lunch -Pine Lake Campground accommodates trailers or RVs up to 45 feet -Pets must be leashed -No discharge of fire arms or fireworks -Unloading access for OHV trails is available -All terrain and OHV are NOT allowed in the campground

No

We will need a spot for a Tent

Trailer

We will attend Saturday’s event ONLY (free) Yes No I am... Resource Parent Kinship/Specific

Adoptive Parent DCFS

Licensing

Utah Foster Care Foundation would like to remind you that there is a small lake and all the little hazards of camping at this outing. We would like to remind you to supervise and use all safety precautions with the children in your care. The Foundation is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any accidents that occur.

Signature: Please send this form to Diane Callister, Southwest Region Retention Specialist 321 N. Mall Dr. #B102 St. George, UT 84790 OR fax to 435-656-8071

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EASTERN REGION UPDATE MAY 2010

in this issue Helping Children with Loss & Grief P.24 Eastern Region Office Cluster Concepts P.25

475 W. Price River Dr. #152 Price, UT 84501 Phone: 435.636.0210 Fax: 435. 637.9702 Toll Free: 877.636.0210

Training Updates P.26

Area Representative

Helping Children with Loss and Grief By Madeleine Krebs, LCSW Reprinted from Fostering Families Today, July/August 2009 Continued from last month… When children have experienced a loss, it is the process of grieving that is part of the recovery process. Foster parents do so much when they are the ones to initiate conversation about significant people in the lives of children in foster care. When they do this, they give their foster child the message that the foster parent is open, ready and willing to listen and talk about his or her important memories. The rituals of remembering—be it on Mother’s or Father’s Day, religious or civic holidays when families gather, are crucial for children in care who need to be able to talk about those special people who are part of their earlier life and history.

Over time, grieving children learn that they can go on, that the pain of grief subsides and the legacy of their loved

ones lies with themselves. It is a lesson of grieving and growing through the pain to get to the “other side” of grief; that there is a life worth living a hope for the future in spite of the pain of letting go. Going on means shifting the attachments, not severing them. Foster Care Month Activities: Uintah Basin Parenting with Love and Logic Classes May 6th, 13th & 20th; 6:00-9:00 pm East Elementary School in Roosevelt Carbon/Emery Family Fun Run/Walk Saturday, May 15th; 9:00 am Peace Gardens in Price Details at http://www.utahfostercare. org/become-a-fosteradoptiveparent/ funrun2010/. Grand/San Juan Family Traditions Potluck at the Park Saturday, May 8th; 1:00 pm Rotary Park in Moab

Kobi Marchello Moab Office 180 S. 300 E. Suite C Moab, Utah 84532 Phone: 435.259.3345 Fax: 435.259.2691 Foster/Adoptive Family Recruiter & Retention Specialist Geri Winkler Vernal Office 1052 W. Market Drive Vernal, Utah 84078 Phone: 435.790.4225 Fax: 435.781.1539 Trainer Les Harris Roosevelt Office RR 3 Box 8008 Roosevelt, Utah 84066 Phone: 435.724.0959 Fax: 435.722.6566 Retention Specialist Faith Spencer

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e r a at s? h W er t s Clu Clusters are groups of foster, adoptive and kinship families that meet together on a monthly basis.

Eastern Region Cluster Concepts Monthly Cluster announcements for currently licensed foster parents For in-service training details, see the training pages

Grand/San Juan Grand Facilitator: Kim 435.259.0665 kima_35@yahoo.com

San Juan Facilitator: Jackie 435.678.3019 jb_squared@yahoo.com

Appreciation Party and Foster Mother Recognition BBQ on May 8th from 1-4:00 pm at the Rotary Park. Lunch with BBQ beef sandwiches and potluck salads and desserts.

Clusters can help you:

Carbon/Emery/Adoption • Obtain in-service training hours • Meet other foster, adoptive and kinship families

Facilitator: Glenna 435.748.2626 ldsgjs@etv.net Youth Safety and Development See training page for details

• Get support • Arrange respite care • Attend fun family activities Call the Cluster facilitator nearest you or contact Faith Spencer at 435.724.0959 for more information. For more information on upcoming Cluster trainings, see “Upcoming In-service Trainings”.

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Uintah Basin Facilitator: Shanna 435.722.6885 sandngoodrich@gmail.com

Facilitator: Debbie 435.724.6746 kdmyers@ubtanet.com

Family Swim Party at Uintah Rec Center Saturday May 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. Free admission for family members.


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To Register For Classes: Contact: Les Harris Eastern Region Trainer

Eastern Region Training Monthly training announcements for currently licensed foster parents

Parenting with Love and Logic

Phone: 435.781.4224 Email: les.harris@utahfostercare.org Toll Free: 877.505.5437

Date: July 10th Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm Location: Moab DCFS Office 1165 S. Highway 191, Suite 1

Foundations for Youth

Please be ready with your name, phone number & the title of the class you would like to be registered for. Notes on In-service Trainings:

Presented by: Faith Spencer

Watch for Dates/Locations in later updates. This class is not offered every month.

• Classes are for licensed foster parents ONLY • Training hours will be applied to re-licensing requirements • Primary caregivers are required to attend 12+ hours of in-service training per year • Secondary caregivers are required to attend 4+ hours of in-service training per year • ADULTS ONLY otherwise specified

Sponsored by the Grand/San Juan Cluster

It is essential to help youth build a solid foundation upon which they can more easily make the transition to living as adults and build connections for greater stability. Required for all foster parents of youth 14 and older.

May 10th

May 11th

May 12th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Moab DCFS

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Vernal DCFS

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Price DCFS

Youth Safety & Development

Youth Safety & Development

Youth Safety & Development

Presented by Jenny Arm, PhD Utah Pride Center

Presented by Jenny Arm, PhD Utah Pride Center

Presented by Jenny Arm, PhD Utah Pride Center

Effective foster parenting for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning youth.

Effective foster parenting for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning youth.

Effective foster parenting for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning youth.

unless

• Classes start on time • You must attend the entire class to receive credit Director of Education Mick Woolsey, LCSW Phone: 435.229.8808 Email: mick.woolsey @utahfostercare.org 26

Presented by: Les Harris

Learning and utilizing Love & Logic parenting strategies effectively.


May 2010 Roster Update