2017 FSFAPA Conference: Fostering Teens: The Good, The Bad, The Reward

Melissa Smallwood - Foster Parent

June 17, 2017

Training Description

Fostering teens is intimidating to many current and potential foster parents. This workshop focuses on why foster parents needn’t be scared off by teens and why teens deserve committed families before they launch into adulthood. The workshop focuses on how to successfully foster teens including teaching independent living skills, advocating for educational opportunities, making teens feel welcome and setting realistic rules/expectations and navigating challenges like running away, LGBTQ placements, discipline, successfully partnering with your agency and more.