Therapeutic Foster Care Topic Group

Jan 18 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Professional Development Meetings are provided to support foster, respite, and adoptive parents in their work with children in care. Meeting formats include both formal and informal presentations and interactive workshops. The goal of presentations and workshops are to provide information, training, and skill development opportunities that will support and enhance foster, respite, and adoptive parents in their role.

This is a tentative schedule that will provide foster parents with 57 training hours, excluding other trainings they may also attend.

Wednesday Training:

All trainings are held at 2901 East Biddle Street in Baltimore, MD from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

  • January 4, 2012: Support Group
  • January 18, 2012: Topic Group: Creative Parenting (Getting Ready for the ARC), Caregiver Affect Management, Attunement
  • February 1, 2012: Permanency Group
  • February 15, 2012: Topic Group: ARC -- Consistent Response, Routines, and Rituals
  • March 7, 2012: Permanency Group
  • March 21, 2012: Support Group
  • April 4, 2012: Topic Group: ARC -- Affect Identification, Affect Modulation, and Affect Expression
  • April 18, 2012: Support Group
  • May 2, 2012: Permanency Group
  • May 16, 2012: Support Group
  • June 6, 2012: Permanency Group
  • June 20, 2012: Topic Group: ARC -- Executive Functions, Self-Development & Identity, and Trauma Experience Integration
  • July 11, 2012: Support Group
  • July 25, 2012: Topic Group: Computers and Social Media -- What You Should Know!
  • August 1, 2012: Permanency Group
  • August 15, 2012: Support Group
  • September 19, 2012: Permanency Group
  • October 3, 2012: Support Group
  • October 17, 2012: Topic Group: IEP Meetings and Advocating for Your Child
  • November 7, 2012: Topic Group: Working with Birth Families

Saturday Training:

All trainings are held at 2901 East Biddle Street in Baltimore, MD from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

  • March 31, 2012: Town Hall: ARC -- Why the ARC Model is Right for Our Program
  • May 19, 2012: Regulation and the ARC Model -- An Intensive Look at the Second Tier of the Model
  • September 8, 2012: Vicarious Traumatization -- Trauma and the Effects on the Treatment Parent
  • For More Information:

    Parents must RSVP to all trainings they wish to attend. If you need child care, please call Stephanie West at (443) 923-3817 at least three (3) days prior to the training.