The Learning Source
The Learning Source is our continuing education programming for foster parents. When we are able to meet in person, our classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30am throughout Colorado. The classes are always free for foster parents and always include free childcare, giving foster parents personal time of respite and kids time to spend with other children who have experienced similar displacement issues.
Our Learning Source classes are taught from a trauma-informed approach – helping foster parents learn new skills in order to meet children where they are and begin the healing process. Our classes help make the foster parenting experience a community effort. Through our Learning Source program, we help foster children and their foster parents create positive family dynamics by building trusting relationships and offering essential tools to navigate difficulties. Training topics include: trauma, navigating the special education system, attachment, the Indian Child Welfare Act, unconscious bias, various therapy options, disorders, behaviors, LGBTQ support group and expert panels. Our expert panels have included a child welfare alumni panel, judicial panels, appellate courts panels and elected officials panels.
Not a foster parent, but interested in our classes? As a nonprofit, Foster Source is focused on providing support services for foster parents. The fee of $25 per class for non foster parents helps defray costs for trauma-informed speakers and ongoing security/hosting of the Learning Source platform. If you are a case manager, teacher, social worker, CASA and/or adoptive parent(s), you can receive two hours of continuing education units as well. Perhaps more importantly, you help keep the Learning Source free for foster parents! We appreciate your support.