PFLAG LGBTQIA+ Session 1
PFLAG LGBTQIA+ Session 2
Marriage & Foster Care
Case Workers and Foster Parents Working Together
Burnout and Stress
Birth Children and Adoptive Foster Children Living Under The Same Roof
Aging Out of Foster Care
Sleep and Trauma
Vaping with Mary Cole from Tobacco Free Community Partnerships
“Understanding Your Own Bias” Talaya Clanton
“Grief & Loss for Foster Parents” Kim Kelley
“Safe and Sound” Dr. Heather Forkey
“Caring for the Caregiver”
“The Connected Caregiver”
“Virtual Visits” Kim Kelley
“Window of Tolerance” Katie Everson
“Healing Trauma Through Occupational Therapy” Katie Everson
“IEP’s and Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19” Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD
Melinda Macht-Greenberg, PhD, is a Harvard-trained child psychologist and faculty member at Tufts University who provides expert advice to parents about children and their education. Dr. Macht-Greenberg also works with families on improving educational outcomes for their children in both private and public schools to maximize a child’s success.
“Substance Use, Misuse, & Dependence: What it is and how it can affect children and families?” Enid Watson, MDiv, Institute for Health & Recovery — Presenter
This session, in front of a live audience of Family Resource Liaisons, addresses the various aspects of substance use, the impact on children and families, and the possible outcomes for treatment. Additionally, Enid Watson of the Institute for Health & Recovery focuses in on substance use trends within the Massachusetts child welfare system.
“Drug Uses, Types and Associated Issues & Outcomes” Enid Watson, MDiv, Institute for Health & Recovery — Presenter
In this webinar session, Enid Watson discusses the various types of mainstream substances used, their categories, and the most prevalent issues associated with each. Enid includes discussion about the possible outcomes for users and exposed youth and covers outcomes/issues from early childhood-adolescence into adulthood.
“Parent Support for Family Resource Liaisons” Omer Mendelson, LICSW, Institute for Health & Recovery — Presenter
In this session, Omer Mendelson of the Institute for Health & Recovery presents an overview of DCF practice and protocol for interacting with biological parents around substance use and reviews policy and practice standards used by DCF staff with foster/pre-adoptive parents. Additionally, Omer discusses the language to be used with youth and parents and resources available to Family Resource Liaisons and foster/pre-adoptive parents.
“ABA and IEP: Navigating school-based and outside supports in place for your child” Teresa Foley
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