Online Training Program - Barbara Leiner, Director - www.fosterparents.com

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  5. When you receive your certificates, please forward a copy to your training representative:

    Erica Smigill: SmigillE@michigan.gov
    Melissa Jones: JonesM7@michigan.gov
    Jennifer LaSala: LasalaJ1@michigan.gov
    Jaime Lucente: LucenteJ@michigan.gov
    Jessica Sweet: SweetJ2@michigan.gov
    Tom Witczak: WitczakT@michigan.gov


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Interactive Courses
Through The Eyes of a Foster Child - 3.0 Instructor: Allen Goodearle, Former Foster Child
What I Really Needed! - Through The Eyes of a Foster Child Part II - 3.0 Instructor: Allen Goodearle, Former Foster Child 
Practical Ways to Deal With Difficult Children - 3.0 Instructor: Mary Goodearle, MSW
Allegation Prevention - 3.0 Instructor: Barbara Leiner  
School Issues - Education Advocacy - 3.0 Instructor: Eileen Alcorn, M.Ed  
Life Book
Lifebooks - 3.0 - Includes 33 colorful template pages to create a child's lifestory.  
First Aid & CPR - Follows American Heart Association® 2010 CPR/ECC Guidelines and includes Adult - Child - Infant CPR
First Aid - CPR Renewal/Refresher - Universal Precautions - 4.0(Click here for renewal info) 
Alcohol & Drug Related Issues
Fetal Alcohol, Other Drugs & Their Effects -4.0
Fetal Alcohol, Other Drugs - Caregiver/Family Issues - 3.0
Fetal Alcohol, Other Drugs - School Issues - 4.0
A Caregiver's Guide To Common Street Drugs - 2.0  New
The Addiction-Prone Child - 3.0  
Adolescent Substance Abuse & Treatment - 3.0  
Behavioral Issues
Positive Discipline - 3.0
Putting Dignity in Discipline - 3.0
The Bridge from Rage to Reason: Coaching Traumatized Children To Think Before They Act - 4.0
Stealing - Lying - Sneaking and Hoarding Food - 4.0
Ambiguous Foster Child -Attachment, Separation, Loss & Loyalty - 2.0
Acute Crisis - A Developmental Perspective - 3.0  
Stress: A Friend or Relentless Enemy - 2.0
Assessing & Exercising the Brain Functioning of Traumatized Children - 4.0  
The Sexual Behaviors of Traumatized Children - Why Are These Children So Focused on Sex - 3.0  
There IS a Difference Between Reactive Attachment Disorder & Attachment Disorder! - 4.0  
Dealing With Sexually Acting Out Behaviors In Foster Care - 4.0
Practical Ideas for Serious Situations: Drugs, Violence, Sexual Acting Out, & More - 3.0  
When Your Child is a Tease, a Bully, or the Victim - by Rita Laws, Ph.D - 4.0  
Why Do Traumatized Children Need Such A Different Approach To Parenting - 3.0  
Parenting Traumatized Children Part I - 3.0  
Parenting Traumatized Children Part II - 3.0  
Parenting Traumatized Children Part III - 3.0
Parenting Traumatized Children Part IV - 3.0  
Children Who Self Abuse - Self Hurt - 3.0  
Anger Management for Children & Teens - 3.0  
Parenting The Sneaky Child - 4.0
Parenting Children With Multiple Diagnoses, Labels, Behaviors, & Solutions - 3.0  
Difficult Children 101 - 4.0
Lying & Teaching the Truth - 2.0
Dealing With Gang Activity - 3.0
Paradoxical Techniques by Deborah Hage - 3.0
Suicide Facts & Prevention for Foster & Adoptive Families by Rita Laws, Ph.D - 2.0
Conflict Resolution - 2.0
Sibling Abuse by Rita Laws, Ph.D - 2.0
Disorders
They Say My Child Has Bipolar Disorder-What Does This Mean & What Can Be Done About It? - 3.0  
ADHD - What Is It, Does My Child Really Have It? And What Can Be Done About It? - 4.0
Conduct Disorder - What Is It & What Can Parents Do About It - 4.0  
Aspergers, Autism & Other Pervasive Development Disorders (PDD) - 3.0  
Sleep Disorders - A Parent's Most Exhausting Challenge! - 2.0
Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Symptoms & Disorders in Children & Teens - 3.0  
Understanding Our Senses & Sensory Integration Disorders - 3.0  
Psychiatric Disorders Found in Foster & Adopted Children - 4.0  
Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD/ADD) - 4.0
Difficult Children 104: Children With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - 3.0  
Learning Disorders, Learning Disabilities - 3.0
Recognizing & Parenting The Bipolar Child/Adolescent - 3.0  
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) & Conduct Disorder (CD) in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment - 4.0
Depression in Children and Adolescents - 4.0
Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, and Agoraphobia in Children and Adolescents - 3.0
Bipolar Affective Disorder (Manic Depressive disorder) in Children and Adolescents - 3.0
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - 4.0
Educational & School Issues
Advocacy in Education - 3.0
Learning & Working With Schools - 4.0
Helping Children Become Readers - 4.0
Getting & Staying Involved In Your Child's Education - 3.0
Understanding The I.E.P Process - 2.0
Building a Strong Family - School Relationship - 2.0
Preparing for Post High School Education - 2.0
General
The Adoption Process: A Personal Experience - 2.0
Allen's Story - Through the Eyes of A Child Part I - 3.0  
Self-esteem & Our Children - Who Do They Think They Are? - 4.0
Effective Listening & Communication Skills - 3.0  
Developing Tools to Effectively Deal with Crises - 3.0  
Difficult Children 103 Resiliency: Building On Their Strenghts! - 3.0  
Loss & Grief Experienced By Foster & Adopted Children - 3.0  
Creating A Healing Environment For Our Children - 3.0  
Effects & Behaviors Caused by Exposure to Domestic Violence - 3.0  
How To Get Kids To Talk About Their Feelings & Why They Should - 3.0  
Working With Foster & Adoptive Parents - Sensitivity Training for Social Workers - 3.0  
Teaching Children About "The Birds & The Bees" - 3.0  
Children Behave The Way They Behave..... - 2.0  
Surviving in Today's Foster Care Climate: A Guide to Working With Social Workers - 3.0  
Parenting Abused and Neglected Children - 4.0
Early Interventions - 3.0
Teaching Essential Life Skills to Children of All Ages - 4.0  
The Importance & Policies of Early Intervention Services - 2.0  
Parenting On The Same Channel - 3.0
Choosing & Talking to Your Child's Therapist - 3.0  
Pets & Children - 3.0
Money Skills - 4.0
Divorce: What Foster and Adoptive Parents Need To Know - 2.0
Foster Care Issues
Allegation Prevention - 4.0
Ten Things Foster and/or Adoptive Parents Should Know - 4.0  
Lessons Learned From 27 Years of Fostering Part 1 - 3.0  
Emergency Preparedness - 4.0  
Water Safety - 2.0
Transportation Safety - 2.0
Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - 3.0  
Whole Family Foster Care Part 1 - 4.0  New
Whole Family Foster Care Part 2 - 4.0  New
The Foster Care Experience - 3.0  
Foster Family Home Renewal Readiness - 2.0
Foster Parent Burnout: Avoiding It And Dealing With It - 3.0
What Can I Expect When I Take A Foster Child Into My Home - Behavior Problems- Easing Transitions - 3.0  
Foster Parents & Birth Parents - Working Together For The Children - 2.0
Saying Hello and Good-Bye - 3.0
Racial & Cultural Issues
Parenting Children Across Racial & Cultural Lines - 4.0
Hispanic Family Dynamics - 3.0
Celebrating American Indian Culture in the Family - 3.0  
Transracial and Cross-cultural Fostering - 2.0
Social Worker Ethics
Ethical Dilemmas & Decision-Making - 4 credit hours
Ethical Issues in Social Work & Other Helping Professions Part 1 - 3 credit hours
Ethical Issues in Social Work & Other Helping Professions Part 2 - 2 credit hours
Health & Medical Issues
Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control - 2.0  
Managing Chronic Conditions, Special Needs and Medication Administration - Medically Fragile Children - 4.0  
An Overview of Child Development - 4.0  
Eating Disorders - 2.0  
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: What You Need To Know - 3.0
Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - 2.0  
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) - 2.0  
Nutrition - Healthy Eating - 2.0  
The Truth About Bedwetting - 2.0
Health Issues - 3.0
Kids & Their Bones - 2.0
Dietary Guidelines, Food Allergies, & Eating Disorders- 3.0
Understanding Asthma - 2.0
Infants - Toddlers - Pre-schoolers
High Needs Babies & Beyond - 3.0
Developmental Milestones Guide (Birth - 5 years) - 2.0
Child Development in Detail Part I Infancy - 4.0
Child Development in Detail Part 2 Toddlers - 4.0  
Child Development in Detail Part 3 Preschool Years - 4.0  
School Development in Detail Part 4 The School Years (6 - 12 years) - 4.0  New
Normal Growth and Development - 3.0
Teaching Our Youngest (Preschoolers) - 3.0
Fun Play - Safe Play - 2.0
Toys:What Do Children Really Need? When? Why? (Birth - 5 years) - 3.0
Early Intervention Strategies At Home - 2.0
Helping Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers Catch Up - 2.0
Pre-teens & Teens
Seeking Independence Through Recognizing and Improving Job Skills - 4.0 (Course includes 37 page manual that may be used by your teen as a means of enhancing their self-esteem, motivation, and desire to seek independence through obtaining a job)
Raising Foster & Adopted Teens: Not for the Faint of Heart - 3.0  
Teaching Independence & Keeping Fragile Kids Safe - 4.0
Working With Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Youth - 2.0
Parenting Teen-Agers - 3.0
Foster Parenting Teens - Restoring Peace in Your Home- 2.0
A Foster Parent's Guide Through Puberty - 2.0
Reactive Attachment & Bonding Issues
Bonding & Attachment Workshop Part I by Nancy Thomas - 4.0
Bonding & Attachment Workshop Part II by Nancy Thomas - 4.0
Spanish Courses (more to be added shortly)
Ocupando Sexual de Actuar Hacia Fuera de Comportamientos en Cuidado Foster - 4.0
Menores Dificiles 101- 4.0
Construyendo Una Familia Fuerte - Relaciones Escolares - 2.0
Disciplina Positiva - 3.0
Alcohol Fetal y Otras Drogas Sus Efectos - 4.0
¿Por qué los niños traumatizados necesitan un método parental diferente? - 3.0
Ser Padres Del Niño Furtivo - 4.0
Comprendiendo El Robar, Mentir, y Acumular y Esconder Provisiones- 4.0
El Auto-Estima y Nuestros Hijos ¿Quién Creen Que Son? - 4.0
Prevencion De Acusaciones - 4.0
Control de la Ira Para Niño y Adolescentes - 3.0