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Family and Children's
Resource Program

Vol. 17, No. 3
June 2012

Foster Parent Training: "Helping Youth Reach Self-Sufficiency"

Here’s an opportunity for foster parents to learn how to teach a course for foster parents AND help foster teens prepare to live on their own.

Independent Living Resources, based in Durham, is recruiting foster parents interested in spending the weekend of October 12–14, 2012 in Burlington to learn what it takes to be a foster parent trainer on topics related to foster teens.

The course, “Helping Youths Reach Self-Sufficiency,” covers the basics of independent living, including assessing youths, making decisions, and building assets, as well as how to use education, employment, and the community in the process.

Foster parent participants will also learn to organize a two-hour training for other foster parents in their area. Participants will have an opportunity to practice training skills at the seminar. Upon returning home, the foster parent trainers will conduct trainings locally.

The course is sponsored by the NC LINKS program and is offered FREE to North Carolina foster parents. The LINKS program will pay lodging and meals for foster parents to attend. Prior to registering for the course, attendees must ask their licensing worker to support them in this effort to train foster parents.

The seminar begins at 3 p.m. on Fri., October 12 and ends at 1 p.m. on Sun., October 14, 2012. To register, complete this registration form and return it to ILR, Inc., 411 Andrews Road, Suite 140, Durham, NC 27705 or fax to (919) 384-0338.

Registration Deadline: September 4, 2012.

For more information, contact Nancy Carter (800/820-0001;