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Foster Parent Dinner

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Please note: No training hours will be available during the Foster Parent Dinner. Limited childcare will be available. To learn more, please contact Paula Waller at 443-923-5990 or Waller@kennedykrieger.org.

Partnering with Birth Families: Part 1

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Support Group

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy+

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

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BMI, Body Image, Emotional Well-Being and Weight-Control Behaviors in Urban African American Adolescents.

While urban African American adolescents face significant health disparities associated with overweight and obesity that follow them into adulthood; there is limited data on body image, emotional well-being, and weight control behaviors in this population to design effective public health interventions.This study was designed to understand the association of weight status to adolescent weight control, body image, and emotional well-being responses, in African American high school students.The study cohort consisted of 776 students, mean age 15.8 years (±1.2).
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LBSL Conference - "Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow"

About the Conference:

Kennedy Krieger Institute, one of the world’s premier neurogenetic research and treatment facilities, and the nonprofit patient advocacy organization “A Cure for Ellie” are teaming up to host the conference specifically for patients and doctors interested in or affected by LBSL (leukoencephalopathy with brain stem and spinal cord involvement with lactate elevation).

Understanding Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

CANS/ARC Part 5 - "Put a Roof on it"

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

CANS/ARC Part 4 - Competency: "Learn to Live in it"

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

CANS/ARC Part 3 - Regulations: "Making Room for Their Emotions"

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

CANS/ARC Part 2 - Attachment: "Building Your Own Framework"

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

CANS/ARC Part 1 - "A Rock Solid Foundation"

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Support Group

The Therapeutic Foster Care program offers support, education, and training for therapeutic foster, respite, and adoption parents in both small and large groups. Support groups are established to provide participants with an opportunity to share concerns, challenges, and accomplishments related to specific issues therapeutic foster parents face. Educational and training groups are convened on a regular basis to provide therapeutic foster parents with an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill on a variety of topics related to their role.

Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Law Enforcement Interactions

This presentation will provide an overview of the steps the Montgomery County Department of Police have taken to ensure positive, effective interactions between law enforcement and the Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) communities. Attendees will be provided safety informational tools they can pass on to those they serve, and will leave with an increased understanding of the dynamics of Law Enforcement and the Autism/IDD communities.

Preventing Challenging Behaviors at Home

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the prevention of challenging behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a home setting. We will discuss several proactive strategies for preventing challenging behaviors that parents can use to support their child with ASD.

Special Needs Financial Planning: Caring for All of Your Family Members

This presentation is designed to educate people on the planning process. Learn how to begin the development and integration of a traditional financial plan with special needs life plans. Participants will obtain tips to assist with special needs planning, develop a greater understanding of legal needs and issues and learn steps to preserve government benefits. Proper planning can provide caregivers peace of mind in knowing loved ones will be cared for as they grow into adulthood.

Toilet Training for Children with Autism: Strategies for Success

This training is designed to provide user friendly strategies to facilitate toilet training with children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental concerns. Parents and caregivers will be able to interject questions throughout the presentation and will leave with practical tools to use with their children.

What is Transition Planning for a Teen with an ASD Diagnosis?

This presentation is for parents who have teens with ASD who are planning for a transition from school to college, employment, and/or community. Transition planning can be confusing and here is an opportunity to learn about the process. Resources will be shared.

Presenter:

  • Catherine (Cathy) G. Groschan, LCSW-C

    Cathy is a clinical social worker at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She has worked at CARD since it began and started her social work at Kennedy Krieger in 1977.

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