Learn about an innovative program currently operating in Missouri that has the potential to revolutionize mental health treatment for kids in the child welfare system who have suffered extreme trauma. Designed by an adoptive parent whose children were in residential care but not getting better, this program is based on her personal approach to “What I need to keep my kids safely at home.” This model is founded on the understanding of the impact of developmental trauma on the brain and the importance of nurturing relationships in the effort to heal. Parents partner with the child welfare agency and their child’s therapists to design a treatment plan which is then implemented with the child in his own home, school, and community. This webinar explores the program in depth, discusses services, outcomes, and funding options, and the Director of the Missouri Children’s Division shares his perspective on the benefit of this program for the children and families his agency serves.
Presented by Lori Ross, FosterAdopt Connect; Tim Decker, director, Missouri Division of Children’s Services; and Susan Peach, Lifeworks Family Treatment Group, Kansas City. 2015. Created as part of the Advocates for Families First collaboration of NACAC, the National Foster Parent Association, and Generations United.