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2021 Virtual Resource Family Conference

May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021

We’re excited to announce this year’s Resource Family Conference will be held virtually in conjunction with KVC Kansas! This is a wonderful, free training opportunity for foster families to learn a range of new topics, such as helping youth feel safe and connected, promoting healthy brain development and resilience, and partnering with other members of a child’s support team.

Additional details:

  • Tune in for Keynote Speaker Josh Shipp on May 1 at 10am (details below)
  • Up to 11 training hours will available (see topics below). Training courses will be available throughout the month of May

Keynote Speaker: Josh Shipp

StaticShot_04-03-2021_13-24-35Statistically, Josh Shipp should be dead, in jail, or homeless. But his success as a preeminent author, speaker, and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult.

A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families.He has written two national bestsellers to date, “The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans” – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.”

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Deescalating
  • Partnering with bio families
  • TBRI
  • Self-care
  • Secondary trauma
  • Drug recognition & safety – DONE
  • Internet Safety
  • Human Trafficking

Registration is now closed. If you’d still like to register or have questions, please contact Jackie Harwig at


May 1, 2021
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