Upcoming Foster-/ Prospective Foster Parent Training: 27-28 May 2014

wpid-facebook-20140114-071227.pngCSC North: Foster Parent Training Course Subject Matter

A course we’ll worth attending for‎ all Foster- and Prospective Foster Parents.

Session 1:  The Foster Care Function

 – The aim of foster care;

– The Unique roll of Foster Parents;

– Establishing sound Communication within the system;

– Legal Responsibilities and Rights of Foster Parents;

– How  to deal with the foster child’s background and Origin (Life Journal);

– The Demands and Reality of Foster Care.

Session 2: T‎he Foster Child 

– Welcoming the new Foster Child;

– Immediate medical treatment;

– Integration & Adjustment within the foster family,

– The Impact & Effect that: Neglect and Abuse; Trauma; Separation and loss; had/have on the foster child’s brain development, behavior and emotions;

– The different types of attachment;

– The critical importance of establishing secure attachment (‘how to’ guidance);

– Vitamins and other ‎supplements;

‎- Discipline and the foster child;

– How to deal with specific behavior problems.

Session 3:    The Biological Parents

– ‎Background;

– Visitation and contact;

– The foster child’s emotions before, during and after visitation;

– Preparing the foster child for visitation;

– The foster parents roll before, during and after‎ visitation;

– When the biological parents cancel or no-show;

– When ‎visitation is stopped.

Session 4: Self Care of the Foster Family

 – The impact of fostering on the foster family;

– Experiencing and dealing with loss and grief;

– The importance of support and support groups;

– ‎When to ask for help;

‎- Resources for Foster parents and families.

Please note:# Although the training manual is in Afrikaans, the course is bilingual.

We acknowledge that it is very short notice, but this opportunity has come about after a group of candidates cancelled yesterday.

Course details:

Dates  :  Tue, 27 & Wed, 28 May 2014

Times   : 1st Day = 08h30 – 15h00 / 2nd Day = 08h30 – 13h30

Venue:  CSC North – Child Centre, Arcadia, Pretoria (address will be send on registration)

Cost   :   Non-CMR Registered Foster Parents to pay R100 per candidate, up front.  Married Couples only pay R150 per couple.

Should you be interested to attend, please contact Helouise a.s.a.p. on 082 777 5978 or via e-mail at helouiseS@gmail.com, to avoid disappointment.  NB:  Bookings will strictly be allocated on ‘first come-first serve’ basis.


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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7 Responses to Upcoming Foster-/ Prospective Foster Parent Training: 27-28 May 2014

  1. leandakriegler@gmail.com says:

    Hallo, was opgewonde oor d bestaan vd webwerf en info beskikbaar! Het vir Gift (3jaar oud) nou net v meer as ‘n jaar in pleegsorg. Wonder of daar info beskikbaar is v pleegsorg v ander kultuurgroepe ens. Leanda (Middelburg Mpm leandakriegler@gmail.com)

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  3. Wikus Kruger says:

    Do you know if something similar will be taking place in/around Cape Town please?

    • Good afternoon.Unfortunately not.€ŽAsk your case worker for details pertaining to training in your area. If there is no training available, and a group of foster parents want to attend the training, we will come and do the training there at your own venue. The charge for Cape Town training, will be for return airline tickets and lodging for one night for two trainers, as well as R100  per attendee/or R150 per married couple.; I will be communicating future training dates. Any one outside of Gauteng that’s willing to travel, is more than welcome to attend. Kind regards, Helouise

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