Spring Conference: Foster Parents You DO Make a Difference 2018
You are invited to our Second Annual
“Foster Parents You DO Make a Difference”
Topic: Emotional Experience of the Caregiver
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
ONE DAY ONLY
8:15am to 9:00am
9:00am to 4:00pm (Conference)
Beban Park Recreation Centre,
2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
Join us for this exciting conference featuring our incredible guest speaker
Andrea Chatwin, MAA, CCC, Found of A Child’s Song!
Meet and network with your Local FPSS Society Coordinator and other foster parents from communities throughout Vancouver Island.
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER:
Andrea Chatwin, MAA, CCC, Founder of A Child’s Song
Andrea will be speaking on the Emotional Experience of the Caregiver. It is crucial that foster parents understand and know how to process their own grief around loss when children come and go from their care. Their experiences often mirror the experience of the child who feels a loss of control and a loss of familiar relationships.
This workshop looks specifically at the difficult emotional experiences that are inherent in the role of a caregiver. Caregivers will be supported to put into words their experiences, and discuss the process of healthy grieving that is so crucial to continuing to provide the kind of care children in foster care require.
Health Breaks and Lunch will be provided.
Who Should Attend?
Foster Parents, Resource, Protection and Guardianship Workers, Adoptive Parents, Relatives Caring for Children,