Expired Workshop 1: FCAP Principles of Practice: Engaging Parents, Strengthening Family Connections

This workshop series is presented by The Ackerman Institute’s Foster Care and Adoption Project (FCAP) in collaboration with Family Permanency Services at ACS. These workshops are offered free of charge to service providers working with families involved in the foster care system.


Many parents whose children are placed in foster care have histories of complex interpersonal and systemic trauma. The placement of their children in foster care is experienced as another trauma, leading many parents to respond with anger, rage and defensiveness when interacting with service providers.

In this workshop, a therapeutic approach will be presented that takes into account how systemic oppression and complex trauma contribute to parent reactivity and worker-parent impasses. Using case vignettes and videos, participants will develop strategies to engage challenging parents, facilitate meaningful parent-child visits, and strengthen positive family interactions.

A commitment to attend the entire workshops series is optimal, but not mandatory. Online registration is required to attend.

Workshops in this Series:

Workshop 1: May 16 | FCAP Principles of Practice: Engaging Parents, Strengthening Family Connections
Workshop 2: June 3 | The Impact of Systemic Trauma on Relationships and Family Functioning
Workshop 3: July 29 | Making the Best of Family Visits using a Healing-Informed Lens

These workshops are not eligible for CE Contact Hours.


Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10010
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  • May 16, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:   Ackerman Institute for the Family

936 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, New York, 10010, United States

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