The "live" 2019 Fostering Success has concluded. Sessions are still available, for 1-year, to Premium Pass holders!
Gain powerful tools and helpful resources to support the children and youth in your care.
This summit brings together foster care, parenting, and child development experts from the US and Canada.
We know foster parents and caregivers want information and tools. However it is difficult to attend workshops or travel to conferences when taking care of kids! This event is entirely online. NO CHILDCARE NEEDED.
If you are financially able, please sign up for a Premium Pass. Your support makes it possible to create the free summits, which provide information and tools to families who don't have the resources to access other types of workshops.
Great question, and I’m glad you asked.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the FOSTERING SUCCESS SUMMIT:
"That is why my foster mom and I had such a great connection, I think, because for the first time in my life there was THAT person. She was hard on me...but loved me and cared for me, and also gave me space."
- Alum of Foster Care, Age 22
"...my foster mom came in and was advocating for me like nobodies business, and my principal looks her in the eye and says, 'We don't do that here.' And my mom said, 'My kid has an IEP and it specifically says that she needs to learn these specific things. You are legally obligated to teach her those.'.. so after that whole pivotal thing, academics got easier and I was actually open to learning..."
- Alum of Foster Care, Age 19
Hi, I’m Robin.
I became a foster parent almost 15 years ago. I quickly learned that I was completely unprepared to skillfully manage the challenging behaviors and special needs of the children entering my care. There was so much I didn't understand.
I wanted to do better!
Fast forward to now - I earned my doctorate in Special Education and have conducted research around foster care, substance use disorders, and disabilities.
I’ve presented in the U.S., Sweden, and Iceland on issues related to foster care and am published in the School Psychology Forum, Children and Youth Services Review, and International Social Work. I am also currently writing a young adult novel about aging out of foster care.
I am still learning every day. And I know we can still do better! You are likely here because you believe that too.
Let's work together to help children and youth impacted by foster care become their best selves!
Thank you for opening your homes and your hearts!