44th Annual Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association Conference
October 1-2, 2020
Friday October 2, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Loving Children Effectively - Examining Chapman's Five Love Languages

Based on Dr. Gary Chapman’s book: The Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, participants will learn how every person is individually wired to receive and understand love, identify their own love language, and express love effectually.

Presented by: Jennifer Casner-Hockenberry, LSW

Raising Pinocchio

Everyone wants a “real family.” Geppetto and Pinocchio did too. But what did they need to learn to become a family? This workshop looks at what can be learned from Life Books and the value of keeping them going.

Presented by: Colleen Slebodnik, LSW, Annette Gross, MSW

Friday October 2, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Foster Parent Caucus

During this session we will share, discuss and explore what is working for resource parents as we share our lives with the children and families in our lives. We will also hear from participants of areas in which they need help to be successful in raising their children to become healthy productive adults! Please come prepared to share with other participants and go away with ideas to continue our journey.

Presented by: Patricia Feaster, PSRFA board acting Vice-President, Barbara Forshey

Fostering Relationships of Birth and Resource Families

Participants will learn from presentation and facilitated discussion about the benefit and importance of cultivating the family of origin and resource family relationship. Throughout this workshop we will be exploring engagement strategies, as well as technology resources, to enhance team functioning and communication.

Presented by: Felicia Matriccino, Parent Ambassador, Eliza White, MSW