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Raising a Foster Child to Thrive


Raising a Foster Child to Thrive

Session Description

As foster parents and advocates, we want our children to succeed, to thrive. But our kids are coming to us with a past that we cannot control or change.

How can we help our kids overcome past experiences and enable them to grow into thriving adults?

In this session, we look at how to connect neuroscientific knowledge and practical

application to develop confident adults equipped with the tools to achieve their potential.

You'll Learn

- Goal: developing positive self-esteem and the tools to achieve potential
- Impact Memories have on Behavior
- How Memories are formed and why it matters
- How to intentionally & consciously create new memories
- Developing an environment that creates positive decisions and behavior

Intended Audience

Foster Parents
Child Advocates


Overview Sessions are 90 min
Customized In-Depth Trainings range from 2-4 hours, depending on the audience needs

What Past Participants Say

“Fantastic Information.  Amazing Speaker.”

National Foster Parent Association Annual Conference, 2019

“So, so, so good, smart, relevant, new insightful, thank you.”

National  Foster Parent Association Annual Education Conference 2018

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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