11th Annual Utah Foster Care Symposium 29-30 September 2020

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Join us for the 11th Annual Utah Foster Care Symposium as we continue the theme of Resilience in Relationships. CEUs approved by NASW-UT.

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September 29th

9 am-Noon: Mollie Marti and Liz Coenen will share the THRIVE resilience model that shows how positive relationships are the key to helping us:

  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain
  • Gain skills to help others heal and overcome adversity
  • Master key aspects of human resilience building
  • Create environments that support emotional regulation and self-mastery
  • Practice regular self-care

1-2:30pm: Dr. Karen Tao will help us explore how to support positive identity development in children—with particular focus on children from minority communities. Dr. Tao is a professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah and the host of Let's Talk on Utah PBS.

September 30th

9am-Noon: Susan Stiffelman is a marriage and family therapist and a licensed psychotherapist. For over 30 years, Susan has worked with families to create greater harmony and deeper connection between parents and children. Susan believes that children need to know that they can depend on their parents to guide them through the ups and downs of their lives.

1-2:30pm: Dr. Lee Raby will share his research about healthy emotional development in children who are adopted. Dr. Raby is a professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Utah.

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Utah Foster Care is a private non-profit organization that partners with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services to find, train, and support families to meet the needs of Utah's children in foster care.

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