NFPA’s 52nd Education Conference

Celebrate With Us | Embrace New Partners | Make New Connections!

Trainer: Thomas Rector


Foster parents and advocates face unique situations and challenges throughout day-to-day life with their teens. Designed for attendees who are already familiar with the BioSocial Cognition model, this practical, more advanced workshop, delves further into how to overcome the difficult challenges we face with our youth. Ultimately, using your understanding of how and why memories are affecting your teen’s behavior, you can better identify needs, understand where they are coming from, and improve your communication and relationship with your foster teens. (Recommend previously attending “Raising a Foster Child to Thrive”)

How to practically apply the BioSocial Cognition model specifically with teens
Understand how memories and development impact teen choices and behavior
How to intentionally & consciously help teens reframe old memories to make new decisions
Why learning by mistake is helpful and how navigate slippery slopes
How to use SHRR and the Agreement Process to build relationship and improve communication

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