Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association Conference - “Refresh, Renew, Rebuild”
April 18, 2020
Saturday April 18, 2020
9:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Laws to help resource parents, children and youth in the system

There have been so many changes in the laws in Pennsylvania in the last 15 years, the most current the Prudent Parent Act and the Tuition Waiver. In this training you will get updates on these laws and others that will help resource parents and children in the system.

Presented by: Garry Krentz

Lost on an island

Resource families can feel as though they are out on an island, isolated from any support. Some families feel they have been shipped to the island, where others have placed themselves there without knowing it. This workshop will look at attachment issues between resource families and their agency as well as how to establish an effective, stable support network. The upcoming changes that from the Family First Preservation Act will also be incorporated.

Presented by: Colleen Slebodnik and Annette Gross

Saturday April 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing session - Compassion fatigue

Compassion Fatigue symptoms are displays of deep physical and mental exhaustion resulting from taking care of children, parents, and life itself. This workshop will help you identify the warning signs of compassion fatigue/burn out and give you tools to prevent it.

Presented by: Phyllis Stevens