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WCS Foster Care

2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
860.886.7500

September 2015

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF)

September 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Are you a relative, parent, foster parent or caregiver....experiencing power struggles, aggressive behavior, tantrums and blowups with the children in your care? Many behavioral crisis situations can be resolved or prevented with the right skills. TCIF participants will learn to understand the roots of challenging behaviors. They will learn how to assist youth in developing new skills and abilities that replace the need for crisis behaviors. You must attend all 10 sessions to complete the training. Childcare is available.  

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CPR & First Aid Class

September 26, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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CPR certification is a requirement for WCS foster parents and staff.

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October 2015

CPR & First Aid Class

October 24, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for a WCS trained CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for staff and foster parents.

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November 2015

CPR & First Aid Class

November 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for a WCS trained CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for staff and foster parents.

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December 2015

Foster Family Holiday Party

December 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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All of our Foster Care families are invited to join us for our annual holiday celebration. Our office will be decorated. There will be great food, music, crafts and games....as well as ways to win raffle prizes just because we appreciate you! We even might have a visit from the big guy himself. Bring your camera for Pictures with Santa and all the other festivities. Please RSVP so we can get an accurate food count.

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January 2016

CPR & First Aid Class

January 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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February 2016

Coffee & Conversation

February 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 23, 2016

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

  A laid back support group for foster and adoptive families. Discuss the ups and downs of parenting with your peers. These core groups lend support to each other and provide feedback for Waterford Country School's programs. Bring a friend if you like, the coffee is on us!   C&C North Group - Lisbon Panera Bread (contact Laura) C&C South Group - Waterford Books-A-Million (contact Dawn)

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CPR & First Aid

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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March 2016

Book Discussion Group: “The Saddest Girl in the World”

March 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Read and discuss "The Saddest Girl in the World" by Cathy Glass. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

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Mandatory Training: Trauma

March 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Lisa Duzy, MSW will discuss how complex trauma affects daily living for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.  

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Mandatory Training: Trauma

March 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Lisa Duzy, MSW will discuss how complex trauma affects daily living for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.  

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CPR & First Aid

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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Mandatory Training: Trauma

March 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Lisa Duzy, MSW will discuss how complex trauma affects daily living for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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April 2016

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families

April 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 9, 2016

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF) is the Cornell University model for families working with kids in crisis situations. All WCS staff are trained in the TCI model and we need our families to use these techniques too! TCIF provides skills and strategies for de-escalating a crisis situation. These tools benefit any interpersonal relationships but are especially useful for kids who have been through trauma and the families trying to help them. If it’s been awhile you need to take…

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CPR & First Aid

April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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May 2016

CPR & First Aid

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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Book Discussion Group: “The Garbage Bag Kids”

May 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Read and discuss "The Garbage Bag Kid" by Virginia Jeffers. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

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June 2016

CPR & First Aid

June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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July 2016

Book Discussion Group: “The Night the Angels Came”

July 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Read and discuss "The Night the Angels Came" by Cathy Glass. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (Refresher)

July 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF) is the Cornell University model for families working with kids in crisis situations. All WCS staff and families are trained in the TCI model and we need to brush up on these techniques. This short refresher course follows the full TCIF course.  If it’s been awhile you need to take this course again to help you be an even better parent.

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CPR & First Aid

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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August 2016

CPR & First Aid

August 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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September 2016

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families

September 12, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until October 24, 2016

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF) is the Cornell University model for families working with kids in crisis situations. All WCS staff are trained in the TCI model and we need our families to use these techniques too! TCIF provides skills and strategies for de-escalating a crisis situation. These tools benefit any interpersonal relationships but are especially useful for kids who have been through trauma and the families trying to help them. If it’s been awhile you need to take…

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Mandatory Training: Fostering Health

September 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Sara Hunter, MSW will discuss specific health issues and requirements for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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Mandatory Training: Fostering Health

September 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Sara Hunter, MSW will discuss specific health issues and requirements for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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CPR & First Aid

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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Mandatory Training: Fostering Health

September 27, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Sara Hunter, MSW will discuss specific health issues and requirements for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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October 2016

CPR & First Aid

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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Book Discussion Group: “To the End of June”

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Read and discuss "To the End of June" by Cris Beam. This group earns training hours reading a book from home and getting together to discuss. Feel free to bring a friend to any of these discussion nights. Books are available for you in the Foster Care Program Lending Library. Contact Dawn Caruso for more information.

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November 2016

Mandatory Training: Permanency

November 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Chris Lacey, will discuss specific issues surrounding permanency goals for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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Mandatory Training: Permanency

November 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Chris Lacey, will discuss specific issues surrounding permanency goals for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

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Mandatory Training: Permanency

November 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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A Mandatory Training requirement for WCS foster families. Trainer, Chris Lacey, will discuss specific issues surrounding permanency goals for children in foster care. This Mandatory training is offered on three different dates. Choose the one that works for you. Childcare can be provided with an RSVP.

Find out more »

CPR & First Aid

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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December 2016

CPR & First Aid

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Register for CPR & First Aid class. Certification is a requirement for WCS staff and foster parents. Your CPR certification lasts for 2 years.

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January 2017

Foster Parent Luncheon

January 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on March 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

One event on May 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

One event on July 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

One event on September 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 11:30 am

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Join us for a laid back way to spend time with your peers discussing the ups and downs of foster parenting.  You will "earn" training hours for attending and enjoy lunch on us!

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Crafty Connection Group

January 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 20, 2018

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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For foster/adoptive parents, staff and even kids! This laid back group gets together to work on handmade crafts. Some parents work on Lifebooks for their children, some knit and crochet, homemade gifts. Bring your supplies and enjoy connecting while you craft. "A LifeBook records a foster/adoptee's life that uses words, photos, graphics, the child's artwork, and memorabilia.  A LifeBook tells more than a life story. It represents a unique opportunity for parents to honor every minute of their children's lives.…

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CPR & First Aid Training

January 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on September 13, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on October 16, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

One event on December 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Remember, all licensed families MUST have a valid CPR certification.

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Foster Parent Recruitment Team Meeting

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Bring your ideas to help us brainstorm how we can find more families interested in becoming foster parents!

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February 2017

CPR & First Aid Training

February 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on May 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Remember, all licensed families MUST have a valid CPR certification.

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Mandatory Training-Drug Trends

February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

We offer 3 dates for this mandatory training.  Please choose one that fits in your schedule!  SERAC will be presenting "Drug Trends: WHAT is it?".  Childcare is available with your registration! Click here for the flyer: Mandatory Training Drug Trends Flyer  

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Mandatory Training: Drug Trends

February 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States

We offer 3 dates for this mandatory training.  Please choose one that fits in your schedule!  SERAC will be presenting "Drug Trends: WHAT is it?".  Childcare is available with your registration!   Click here for the flyer: Mandatory Training Drug Trends Flyer

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March 2017

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families (TCIF)

March 6, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 17, 2017

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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The Cornell University model for working with kids in crisis situations.  All WCS staff are trained in this model and we need our families to use these techniques too!  This is a mandatory training for all families.  Childcare is available with your registration.  

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TCIF Refresher

March 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on September 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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If you have already taken the whole 7 week Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families class, you MUST take this refresher each year.  Please choose ONE date.

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April 2017

CARE: Creating Conditions for Change

April 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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This training helps foster parents guide their interactions with children to gain skills to manage life events, motivate children to follow routines and minimize interpersonal conflict.  Childcare is available with your registration.

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Mandatory Training: Real Life, Real Talk

April 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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We offer 3 dates for this mandatory training.  Please choose one that fits in your schedule!  Planned Parenthood will be presenting "Real Life, Real Talk".  Childcare is available with your registration!

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Mandatory Training: Real Life, Real Talk

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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We offer 3 dates for this mandatory training.  Please choose one that fits in your schedule!  Planned Parenthood will be presenting "Real Life, Real Talk".  Childcare is available with your registration!

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June 2017

TCIF Refresher

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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If you have already taken the whole 7 week Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Families class, you MUST take this refresher each year.  Please choose ONE date.

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August 2017

Mandatory Training: CARE-Creating Conditions for Change

August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WCS Foster Care, 2 Clinic Dr.
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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We offer 3 dates for this mandatory training.  Please choose one that fits in your schedule!   Childcare is available with your registration!

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