Teleconference/Audio Trainings


 

Upcoming ACRF Teleconference Trainings

Every month we offer several trainings by teleconference on a variety of subjects.   Please join us! Go to our Training Calendars for the most complete listing of upcoming training teleconferences.

 

Audio Courses


Earn training credit while listening to these past teleconference trainings by completing the questionnaire and return to ACRF.

 

Featured Two Part Series on De-escalation Skills

De-escalation Skills, Part 1  (May 24, 2017)  HANDOUT    First of a Two Part Series with Jonathan Bower of Denali Family Services addressing how to de-escalate angry and potentially aggressive situations.

De-escalation Skills, Part 2  (June 21, 2017)  HANDOUT    Second of a Two Part Series with Jonathan Bower of Denali Family Services.  This section talks about techniques called “blending” to address aggressive interactions and the importance of self care.

 

Courses Added in 2017 

Promoting Normalcy in Foster Care  (March 22, 2017) 

Let’s Talk ICWA – Tribal Jurisdiction    (January 5,  2017) With Speaker Kevin Illingworth, J.D., Tribal Management Program with the College of Rural and Community Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sex Trafficking and Runaways  (January 25, 2017)

 

Sensory Processing Series

This series will feature three teleconferences explaining various aspects of Sensory Processing Disorders.

Part One: What are Sensory Processing Disorders? (August 18, 2015) – QUESTIONNAIRE

Part Two: Sensory Processing Disorders and FASD  (September 17, 2015) – QUESTIONNAIRE

Part Three: Sensory Processing Disorders and Strategies for Your Home (October 15, 2015)  – QUESTIONNAIRE

 

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Series

This series features a three part look at ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)  including the impact of ACES, resiliency factors, and how we can use the information about the impact of early trauma to improve our work with children. 

Part One: The ACES Study  (December 9, 2014)  HANDOUT QUESTIONNAIRE

Part Two: The ACES Questionnaire of Experiences (January 13, 2015) HANDOUT 1 – HANDOUT 2 – QUESTIONNAIRE

Part Three: Resiliency and Community Impact (February 10, 2015) HANDOUT 1 – HANDOUT 2 – QUESTIONNAIRE

 

“Connecting While Correcting: Strategies to Work with Children with Attachment Difficulties and Behavior Challenges” Series

This series features material from the works of Karyn Purvis, Author of The Connected Child.  It comes from a three part series in the Rural Teleconference and Support Trainings Sponsored by the Alaska Center for Resource Families.

Session 1: “Complex Trauma, Compassion and Keeping Calm”  - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 2: “Empowering and Connecting Principles”  - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 3: “Connecting vs. Distancing Methods and the I. D. E. A. L. Approach – QUESTIONNAIRE


Trauma Informed Caregiving for Resource Families Rural Teleconference Series

This series features material from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Curriculum. ACRF conducted a monthly series from January to June 2014 featuring audio recordings, homework assignments and extra reading to build skills in caring for children and youth who have experienced trauma.

Session 1:  Audio: Understanding Trauma’s Effects - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #1 Information Packet #2 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 2:  Audio: Building a Safe Place - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #3 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 3:  Audio:Dealing with Feelings and Behaviors - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #4 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 4: Audio:Connections and Healing - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #5 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 5: Audio:Becoming an Advocate - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #6 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Session 6: Audio: Taking Care of Yourself - My Child Exercise - Information Packet #7 - QUESTIONNAIRE

 



Rural Teleconference Series

The ACRF Rural Teleconference Series features the teleconference trainings from our monthly rural teleconference and support trainings reaching throughout Alaska.  To earn credit for these trainings, listen to the podcast by clicking on the link. Then return to this page and open the link to the questionnaire.  (Note: Some browsers don’t work with the submit button so please make a copy of your completed questionnaire before submitting.) Each teleconference training is worth 1.0 hour of training.

Caseworker Visits with Resource Families -HANDOUT, Policy 3.2.1 - QUESTIONNAIRE

Culture, Race and Ethnicity - QUESTIONNAIRE

Advocating for Your Child in School - HANDOUTS - QUESTIONNAIRE

Childhood Trauma - QUESTIONNAIRE

Rejecting Behaviors in Foster and Adoptive Children - HANDOUTS - QUESTIONNAIRE

Engaging Youth in Their Case Plan - QUESTIONNAIRE

Talking To Youth About Their Disability - QUESTIONNAIRE

Foster Parents Working with Tribes - QUESTIONNAIRE

Adoption in the Schools - QUESTIONNAIRE

Recognizing and Responding When Someone Has Suicidal Thoughts - HANDOUTS - QUESTIONNAIRE

The Resonable and Prudent Parent Standard – QUESTIONNAIRE


 

ACRF Special Education Series for Resource Families

The ACRF Special Education Series was first broadcast in Anchorage as a webinar to outline the information resource families need to know if they have a child in special education. Topics include The Ten Basic Steps of Special Education, Evaluation & Eligibility, and The IEP . Topics will be added as they are broadcast.

Special Education Series #1: "The Basics of Special Education" - HANDOUT - QUESTIONNAIRE - ADDED ASSIGNMENT

Special Education Series #2: "Evaluation and Eligibility" - HANDOUT - QUESTIONNAIRE - ADDED ASSIGNMENT

Special Education Series #3: "The IEP (The Individual Education Plan)" - HANDOUT - QUESTIONNAIRE - ADDED ASSIGNMENT


 

Adoption Referral Webcast Series

The Adoption Referral Webcast series is a series of podcasts addressing adoption topics that was first broadcast and moderated by  Yolanda Comparan during the summer of 2010 and used here with permission.  

Yolanda Comparan, MSW, is a mom by adoption of two teens, both adopted as toddlers. She is an Adoption Success Coach and owner/operator of Adoption Referral and Information Service.

To earn credit for these trainings, listen to the podcast by clicking on the link. Then return to this page and open the link to the questionnaire.  (Note: Some browsers don’t work with the submit button so please make a copy of your completed questionnaire before submitting.) Each podcast is worth 1.0 hour of training.

Mental Health Issues in Adopted Children - QUESTIONNAIRE

Attachment - QUESTIONNAIRE

Race and Culture - QUESTIONNAIRE

Self-Care for Caregivers Raising Challenging Children - QUESTIONNAIRE

Talking to Your Child About Adoption - QUESTIONNAIRE





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