Parent, Caregiver Virtual Forum

The Washington State Community Connectors is hosting a virtual forum for parents and caregivers on Tuesday, April 28. 

Strategies for Maintaining a Child’s Connections During COVID19: What Caregivers, Professionals, and Providers Need to Know About Supporting Family Connections
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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Rose Wentz, international child welfare and visitation expert
Jason Bragg, OPD Social Worker and successfully reunified parent
Katie Biron, Connections Consultant with Fostering Connections for Families and a foster and adoptive parent

The webinar will address the following:

  • Guidance for changing in-person Family Time plans, including visit frequency and length, to ensure that virtual visits are successful and tailored to children’s developmental needs and abilities.
  •  Tips for engaging parents and caregivers in remote visits to support children and ideas for encouraging positive interactions between adults.
  • Guidance for making decisions about maintaining or restarting in-person visits.
  • Review of federal and state directives on Family Time (visitation) during COVID-19.
  • Helpful resources to make virtual Family Time engaging and fun for families.

There will be time for questions and an opportunity for participants to identify barriers and additional supports and information needed to ensure that all families can stay connected.  

We hope you can join!