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Foster Parenting: Same and Different

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Session Description

What’s different about parenting a foster child? 

In this interactive session, we'll delve into what factors uniquely impact foster parenting, how past memories and environments impact a child’s development, behavior, and responses, and how the foster care system adds more dimension and variables to the parenting equation. 


We’ll talk about what to listen for, what to look for, what information to gather, and who to gather it from. 


Through real world examples, you’ll gain additional perspective and insights to help you further equip foster parents in their parenting roles.    

Intended Audience

- New and Prospective Foster Parents

- Foster Care Mentors/Trainers

- Parenting Educators


1 - no previous training required


Intro - 60 minutes

What to Expect

Using audience input and participation, stories, and real-world examples, your
presenter, Thomas C. Rector, connects the content with what you do every day
as a foster parent.

Interactive activities, animation, and visuals are used to help you relate, absorb,
and process the information, so you can walk away with practical information
you can begin to use right away.

What Past Participants Say

“Interesting marriage  of science and experience. The information helped me to consider the work of adoptive parenting in a new light.” 

Workshop: Open Adoption – A Parent’s Journey
American Adoption Congress Conference, 2019

“Fantastic Information.  Amazing Speaker.” 

Workshop: Raising a Foster Child to Thrive
National Foster Parent Association Annual Education Conference, 2019

Accrescent Institute's Thomas C Rector presents Raising a Foster Child to Thrive

Presenter: Thomas C. Rector

As a father of five, adoptive parent, a foster care mentor and trainer, CASA, and board member for child advocacy organizations, Thomas C. Rector brings a unique perspective to child advocacy and parenting.

He is a CEO, national speaker and presenter on BioSocial Cognition theory, and founder of Accrescent Institute, as well as the former Executive Director for CASA of Del Norte and Vice President of the NFPA Board of Directors. 

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