46th Annual Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association Conference
September 29-30, 2022
Thursday September 29, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Staying the Course

With a combination of over 20 years’ experience each, you will be taken through journeys that will help you stay the course. You will hear stories and experiences with foster care, adoption and agencies. This will be an interactive workshop that you will be able to share your experiences that helped you stay the course.

Presented by: Barbara Forshey, Phyllis Stevens, and Garry Krentz

Friday September 30, 2022
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Teaching Life Skills to Foster Youth

This workshop focuses on teaching life skills to youth in the child welfare system, specifically those older youth who are involved with or are eligible to be involved with independent living services. Participants will develop skills to aid them in the assessment of youth when developing a plan to teach life skills. Additionally, learning styles and levels of learning are examined.

Presented by: CWRC

Preventing Youth from Experiencing Opioid Use and Addiction

During this three-hour workshop, participants will receive information about indicators of opioid use and addiction. Participants will discuss and identify the impacts opioid use and addiction have on the development of children. Additionally, participants will recognize the resource parent’s role in preventing opioid use and identify strategies to engage youth in meaningful conversations.

Presented by: Kaci Griffin

Friday September 30, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Session – Human Trafficking Human trafficking 101

We will discuss, Human trafficking myth busters, signs of modern-day slavery, how to report suspected cases, victim profile, why some remain in captivity, the impact of human trafficking on foster youth, the vital role of parents, online safety and solutions.

Presented by: Jordan Pine Founder & CEO Greenlight Operation