The Caregiver Courier
January 2017
Trauma-Informed Parenting (First in a Series)

Understanding and helping children in care who are victims of trauma is a critical skill for caregivers. This month, we bring you the start of an eight-part series about the effects of trauma on children and parenting through a trauma-informed lens. 

This information is courtesy of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. More information can be found at .
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Humble Heroes: How Four DFS Co-workers Saved a Life

How would you react if you were thrust into a life-or-death situation? A group of DFS co-workers recently experienced one such emergency: get a child in care to a northern California hospital in less than 12 hours for a life-saving surgery. It may be the child's only chance to receive a kidney transplant.
Click here to read the story of these four humble heroes.
Education Spotlight: My Kid Just Got "RPC'd" at School...Now What?

It's one of the calls from school no parent wants: your son or daughter is in trouble and might get "RPC'd." What is an RPC? It's the dreaded Required Parent Conference. So what do you do if your child's school is invoking disciplinary measures?
In this month's Courier, DFS's educational liaison, Leslie Strasser Murdock, outlines everything you need to know-and how to be an interactive player in the discipline.
Click here to read more.
What's Going on This Month? Check the QPI Calendar

What day and time is the next QPI workgroup meeting? With the monthly QPI Calendar, get all the information you need in one place: workgroup meetings, community organization events and much more!

Click here for the printable January (and early February!) 2017 QPI calendar.

Do you have an event or meeting that you'd like to share with our caregiver community? Send an email message with your event information. Please be sure to include the date, time, location and contact information for your event.
Hundreds Turn Out for Annual Angel Tree Celebration
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and partners, the annual Angel Tree Celebration was a huge success! Hundreds of families came to Breakthru Beverage Nevada on Dec. 10 for games, gifts, food, fun and much more.
  Click here to see photos from the event.

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What is QPI?

Making sure every child living in foster care is cared for by a caregiver (foster, relative, fictive and/or adoptive) who provides skilled, nurturing parenting while helping the child maintain connections to his or her family. 

Enhance Your Skills

Various trainings are offered in the community to help enhance caregivers' capacity to parent. Please click on the links below to learn more about exciting training opportunities from which you can benefit.  
The QPI Nevada Brand

Foster parents nurture children who have experienced trauma and provide a safe, loving and healing environment in which the children can thrive. They are parenting partners who honor and support family relationships. Foster parents are dedicated, informed and committed advocates for children. They are instrumental and fully supported members of the child and family team. Great foster parents make a difference for children and families in our community.
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