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Anger (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop on Anger helps parents understand: the ABCs (components) of anger,the types of anger outbursts,how to develop and implement an action plan for coping with anger

Self-Directed, Online , 6 credit hours

Anger Outbursts

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores possible causes for: temper tantrums,assaultive behavior towards other children,rage towards the mother,erratic or unpredictable anger

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Information Session

Training by: Autism Services of Saskatoon

These sessions educate caregivers on what ASD is, diagnosis criteria, types of intervention, and the financial options and supports available to caregivers & families.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference

Caring for Aboriginal Children

Training by: Saskatchewan Foster Families Association

This course is intended to highlight the value and importance of culturally safe homes for Aboriginal children and you.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference , 6 Hours

Caring for Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines the complex issues surrounding child sexual abuse including: definitions, dynamics of abuse, characteristics of abused children

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Children Entering Care: Mental Health Issues

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores mental health issues for children entering care, including: making diagnoses, externalizing and internalizing behaviors, behavioral strategies, therapies, medications

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Children Entering Care: Physical Health Issues

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores health care concerns for children entering care, including: the medical home, health care evaluations, physical health issues

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Cultural Issues in Parenting

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines transcultural foster parenting including: cultural differences to expect when a child joins the home, cultural needs of children by age group, stereotypes based on race, color, and ethnicity, ways to support a child's sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression,how to cope with culturally insensitive or hurtful episodes

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Culturally Competent Parenting

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines parenting minority-culture children: cultural competence, cultural confusion, facing prejudice, racism, advocacy

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Eating & Food Issues

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores common eating and food issues, including: hoarding food and excessive eating, eating food from unhealthy sources, overweight and obesity, picky eating

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Foster Parent Training

Training by: FASD Network, Saskatchewan

Foster Parent Training is provincially mandated in Saskatchewan as 80% of children with FASD do not live with their birth parents.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference , 3 hours

First Aid and CPR Training

Training by: St. John's Ambulance

In order to further enhance the safety of children in foster care, certification in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is now mandatory for all Saskatchewan foster parents.

Instructor-Led, In Person

Grief & Loss in the Care System

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines the stages of grief as experienced by children, birth families and foster families: stages of grief, "complex grief", healthy grief

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

LivingWorks Start

Training by: LivingWorks

LivingWorks Start is an online, skills-based suicide prevention training program that anyone can learn in as little as one hour.

Self-Directed, Online , 60 to 90 minutes

Lying (2nd Edition)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores four types of lying problems with children: getting out of trouble, gaining attention, pathological, getting others in trouble

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Lying (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop on Lying helps parents understand: the types of lying, motivations for lying, how to develop and implement an action plan for encouraging truthfulness

Self-Directed, Online , 6 credit hours

Noncompliance and Defiance

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores the spectrum of behaviors associated with cooperation and noncompliance, including: fearful compliance, cooperation, noncompliance, defiance

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Parent-Child Attachment

Training by: Foster Parent College

At the end of this course, you will be able to: identify the 4 types of attachment patterns, identify how insecure attachment affects child behavior, understand the effects of separation and loss on attachment

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Parenting a Child Who Was Substance Exposed

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores parenting children who were substance exposed, including: risk and protective factors, effects of prenatal substance exposure and drug endangerment, attachment and temperament, parenting approaches

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Parent Life Guard Training

Training by: Life Saving Society, Regina Saskatchewan

The Lifesaving Society provides parent lifeguard training to educate caregivers on the dangers of water and what to do to stay safe around water with the children in your care.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference , 3 hours

Positive Parenting 1

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores three types of positive parenting techniques: encouragement, cooperation, tracking behavior

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Positive Parenting 2

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course discusses the following positive parenting techniques: behavior contracts, setting limits

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

P.R.I.D.E. Pre-Service

Training by: Governors State University, Chicago IL

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Self-Directed, Online , 27 hours

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores: the hyper-vigilant RAD child, healthy and unhealthy attachment, RAD & other diagnoses, the emotionally promiscuous RAD child

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Reducing Family Stress

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines the stress of fostering including: sources of stress, impact of trauma, support systems

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Running Away

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores five types of running away behavior with children: searching for roots, running from rules, running from love and intimacy, wanting to be wanted, running to street crime

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Self-Injury (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop helps parents understand: non-suicidal self-injury, or NSSI, the thoughts and feelings that lead to self-injury, how to respond to a child who self-injures or self-harms, how to help a child who self-injures or self-harms, how to build an action plan

Self-Directed, Online , 6 credit hours

Sleep Problems (2nd Edition)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores four types of sleep problems in children: fears about sleeping alone, frequent waking and roaming, nightmares and night terrors, sleep problems and depression

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Social & Physical Aggression (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop helps parents understand: physical and social aggression, proactive and reactive aggression, the SIP model

Self-Directed, Online , 6 credit hours

Substance-Exposed Infants

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines the effects of prenatal substance abuse on infants. Also covered are: myths and misinformation, effects of legal and illegal drugs, medical and developmental issues, key parenting strategies, working with professionals

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Taking Things - Stealing

Training by: Foster Parent College

This class explores common reasons for taking things including: experimentation, intellectual disability, trauma history, social or psychiatric problems

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Taking Things without Permission (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop helps parents understand: common reasons for taking things,how to teach appropriate replacement behaviors to a child who takes things,how to develop and implement an action plan

Self-Directed, Online , 6 credit hours

The Impact of Fostering on Birth Children

Training by: Foster Parent College

At the end of this course, you will be able to: explain the three phases of a foster placement, explain how birth children may feel in each phase, know how to ease foster family stress in each phase

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Trauma Competent Caregiver

Training by: Saskatchewan Foster Families Association

In-depth training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with traumatic history.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference , 6 hours

Trust-based Relational Intervention® (TRBI®) Caregiver Training

Training by: Saskatchewan Foster Families Association

TBRI is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children.

Instructor-Led, Video Conference , 6 hours

Understanding Behavior in Foster Children

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines problematic child behavior including: surface behaviors, the ABCs of behavior, tracking behavior

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Understanding Birth Family Relationships

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores children's birth family relationships, including: the range of openness in adoption, compassion and empathy, closure, benefits of an open relationship

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Understanding Noncompliance (Advanced Parenting Workshop)

Training by: Foster Parent College

This Advanced Parenting Workshop helps parents understand: the spectrum of cooperation and noncompliance, how trauma contributes to a child's noncompliant behavior, how to help a child deal with the aftereffects of trauma

Self-Directed, Online

Wetting and Soiling

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores five types of wetting and soiling problems with children: wetting as an emotional outlet, wetting for self-defense, classic daytime/nighttime wetting, soiling and smearing feces, constipation and withholding stools

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Working Together with Primary Families

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course examines the relationship between primary and foster families including: primary families, shared parenting, grief and ambiguous loss

Self-Directed, Online , 4 credit hours

Working with Birth Parents: Visitation

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores different aspects related to visitations with birth parents: coping with frustration, supporting the foster child after the visit, cancellations and no-shows, working with caseworkers and custodians, pre-visit anxiety

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours

Working with Schools

Training by: Foster Parent College

This course explores building an effective, positive educational environment for children: roles and responsibilities, entering a new school, working with the school staff, special education, parent advocacy

Self-Directed, Online , 2 credit hours