October Alliance trainings for Caregivers


Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence

New courses

“Raising Your Relative: Navigating Change in Family Dynamics” and “Raising Your Relative: Supporting the Child in Your Care": Caregivers for a relative child or children face unique circumstances when it comes to relationships and family dynamics. Two new Alliance courses, “Raising Your Relative: Navigating Change in Family Dynamics” and “Raising Your Relative: Supporting the Child in Your Care,” will help you work through the impacts of this change and share skills for managing it.

The courses each deal with different parts of the relative caregiver experience. You will explore changing adult relationships and learn solutions-focused communication skills in one, while the other focuses more on understanding the feelings of the child(ren) in your care and how to best support them, as well as yourself. Both trainings give an overview of resources that will help everyone involved.


Advanced Adoption: Effects of Trauma and Loss on Adopted Children

6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7

1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19

9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 31


As They Grow: The Drug Impacted Infant and Toddler

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14

6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8

5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15


Behavior Management Tools for Foster Parents and Caregivers

5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23


Caregiver’s Responsibility in Supporting Family Time

1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 9

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22


Emotion Coaching

7-9 p.m. Oct. 5

2-4 p.m. Oct. 13


Healthy Sexual Development

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 2

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 17


Introduction to Adoption from Foster Care

5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1

5-8 p.m. Oct. 26


Introduction to Positive Discipline

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 9

3-5 p.m. Oct. 21


Kinship 101: Information for Relatives and Suitable Others

7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14


Minimizing the Risks of Allegations

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 3


Paper Trail: Documentation Training for Caregivers

12-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16

5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 28


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29


Raising Your Relative: Navigating Change in Family Dynamics

6-8 p.m. Oct. 13

6-8 p.m. Oct. 28


Raising Your Relative: Supporting the children in Your Care

6-8 p.m. Oct. 14

6-8 p.m. Oct. 29


So You Have a New Placement … Now What?

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 21


Supporting the Educational Success of Youth Experiencing Foster Care

2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 12

5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26


Talking with Children about Race

1-4 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29


Verbal De-escalation

5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6

1-4 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20