45th Annual Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association Conference
September 30 - October 1, 2021
Thursday September 30, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
It’s Time to Fly

Transitioning into adulthood is like a plane waiting to take off. All skies must be clear and the pilot must be prepared to fly. In this workshop, we will explore how foster parents can more effectively engage youth in their transition planning.

Presented by: Jamole Callahan

TEENS: Your Broke Best Friends

What do they bring to the table? What assets do they have since they have no money? First, Teens need to be seen beyond their care needs. They need to be seen as experts in their own right; from a strength-based perspective. They come to the table with assets already in hand. This training is designed to expose participants to the concept of ‘asset-framing’ as the trainer facilitates a guided discussion on how to develop a strength- based mindset around Teens; and how they can become your broke best friend.

Presented by: Adrian McLemore

Friday October 1, 2021
8:30 AM - 11:30 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

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

Friday October 1, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Session – Drugs, Terminology and Vaping

All the latest information on drugs and terminology, and what the schools are doing for prevention. Also, the newest addiction “Vaping”.  Duchess, Scott’s dog will also interacting and showing off her skills with us.

Presented by: Scott VanGorder, Security Officer for Keystone Central School District and Duchess the Drug Dog.