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Issue No. 17 - March 2016
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Spring 2016
Continuing Education Schedule 
The UK Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education offers many courses for continuing education credit.

To view the Spring 2016 schedule of courses, please click here. 
For more information about the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education, please contact Christina Gevedon

Medically Complex Training Schedule
FY 2016
The Medically Complex Training Program has added two additional dates for Join Hands Together, the initial training required to become a Medically Complex Foster Parent.

The schedule of remaining trainings through June 2016 is available here.


For more information, contact Lisa Casebier, Medically Complex Training Program Coordinator.

Welcoming Karen Bowman to the TRC

Karen Bowman joined the TRC as Program Coordinator for Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Evansville, and has done graduate study in Family Studies and Public Administration. She has a diverse professional background including nonprofit work, program development, research, information technology, and administration. With the ASK Program she develops training materials for ASK groups, supports Adoptive Parent Liaisons, and performs program administration and promotion. Outside of work, Karen and her husband are adoptive and foster parents and volunteer with their church and local nonprofits.  
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To learn more about the Adoption Support for Kentucky program, contact Program Coordinator, Karen Bowman or Program Director, Christine Sauer . 

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GAP Conference

Grandparents, caregivers, relatives, and professionals are invited to our 14th Annual GAP (Grandparents As Parents) Conference! Join us to
learn about topics for relatives assuming primary care of children.
For more conference information, the scheduled agenda, and registration form, please click link below: 
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The deadline to register is March 3rd.

To learn more about the Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children Training Project, please contact Program Coordinator Doug Burnham

What Works in Child Welfare Conference

The Fifth Annual "What Works in Child Welfare" Conference presented by Kentucky's Statewide Citizen Review Panel will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This year we are excited to present the following: 
  • The Healing Benefits of Recreation Therapy in Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Getting on Board to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect in KY - Citizen Foster Care Review Boards
  • Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children
  • Green Dot - Adolescent Dating Violence
  • Sexting 411
Adria Johnson, the newly appointed Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) will be speaking about, What's on the Horizon.  This day will be full of learning and conversation focused on "what works" in ameliorating child abuse and neglect in Kentucky.
Registration is just $25 and CEUs are available. The deadline to register is April 18th.

For more information about the Citizen Review Panels, please contact Program Coordinator LaToya Vaughn.

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