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Workshops Available Until September 30, 2021

FORWARD is the perfect conference for busy foster parents, kinship caregivers, adoptive parents, and all those who work so hard to support these amazing families. An on-demand virtual conference means registrants for the conference will be able to take each day’s courses whenever they have the time. You can join the conference with us over the three days or at your own pace over the next three months! Yes, until the end of September 2021.

Conference Curriculum

  • 01

    How To Use Our Platform

    • How to Get Your Certificate

  • 02

    Forward with Hope

    • Welcome to FORWARD with Aysha E. Schomburg, J.D., Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau

    • Forward with Hope, a Conversation with Chan Hellman, PhD

    • Feedback: A Conversation with Chan Hellman, PhD

    • FASD Through a Lens of Hope with Barb Clark

    • Feedback: FASD Through a Lens of Hope

    • Building Relationships Filled with Hope with Amanda Cruce, Tecoria Jones, Jennifer Rhodes, and Kara Georgi

    • Feedback: Building Relationships Filled with Hope

    • A Fireside Chat with Justin and Alexis Black, Authors of Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat the Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness, and Love.

    • Feedback: A Fireside Chat with Justin and Alexis Black

    • Foster Welcome, A Message from Our Partners at Ritz Crackers

  • 03

    Forward in Care

    • Welcome to FORWARD with Santiago Gómez Bernal, Associate Director, Ritz

    • Forward in Care, a Conversation with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    • Feedback: A Conversation with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    • The Good News: What You Do Matters with Christina D. Bethell, PhD

    • Feedback: The Good News: What You Do Matters

    • Caring for Your Relationships with Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

    • Feedback: Caring for Your Relationships

    • Paying It Forward: A Fireside Chat with Ángela Quijada-Banks, Author of The Black Foster Youth Handbook

    • Feedback: A Fireside Chat with Ángela Quijada-Banks

    • Foster Welcome, A Message from Our Partners at Ritz Crackers

  • 04

    Forward Toward Change

    • Forward Toward Change, Be the Change You Want to See with Chris James-Brown and Hope Cooper

    • Feedback: Be the Change You Want to See

    • Advocating for Homes for Youth in Care with Ruth Anne White, PhD, Christopher Patterson, and Jamole Callahan

    • Feedback: Advocating for Homes for Youth in Care

    • Advocating for Community Support with Alison Caliendo, PhD

    • Feedback: Advocating for Community Support

    • A Special Message from Project Foster, Fostering Unity

    • Going Forward: Nothing for Us, Without Us. A fireside chat with April Rivera-Curtis

    • Feedback: A Fireside Chat with April Rivera-Curtis

    • Foster Welcome, A Message from Our Partners at Ritz Crackers

    • Thank You, Until Next Time