Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Smallwood at (859) 254-1035 or TLSmallwood@kvc.org.
KVC’s 2015 Resource Family Conference will take place December 11-12 at four locations across the country: Overland Park, Kan; Lincoln, Neb.; Lexington, Ky.; and Daniels, W.Va. The event is a one-of-a-kind training opportunity for KVC licensed foster families who are caring for children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges, and are temporarily in state custody. Resource families, a term which includes foster, adoptive and biological parents, will learn about topics such as handling behavior challenges, repairing the effects of stress and trauma, and transition planning into adulthood, while children enjoy fun activities like games, bouncy houses and talent shows. More than 2,000 people participate in the conference each year.
Veteran newsman Dominic Carter will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Resource Family Conference. Carter, who was in foster care as a child, is one of the most compelling journalists of his generation, and has been described as the best political reporter working in New York television today. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, Carter released a book on his life titled ‘No Momma’s Boy’, which chronicles his triumphant struggle to overcome his mother’s mental illness as a chronic paranoid schizophrenic and years of shocking childhood abuse while growing up in the housing projects in the notorious South Bronx, New York.
Learn more here: Keynote Speaker for KVC’s Annual Conference Announced