Presentation on theme: "Facilitator Rosa Johnson, MA Compliance and Recruitment Manager Certified Treatment Foster Parent Facilitator The Professional Master Parent."— Presentation transcript:
Facilitator Rosa Johnson, MA Compliance and Recruitment Manager Certified Treatment Foster Parent Facilitator The Professional Master Parent
VISION To develop all HOPE, Inc. foster parents into Professional Master Parents. To empower parents to be the change agent in the lives of children and adolescents. Improved placement stability and permanency.
WHAT? The Professional Master Parent Model is HOPE, Inc.’s response to the challenge of achieving placement stability and permanency for children in care. Incorporates increased specialized education on medication, DSM IV diagnosis, sexualized behavior, and working with biological families. Emphasizes continual development of foster parents. Develops the “TREATMENT” in Therapeutic Foster Care Parents. Establishes measureable outcomes.
WHY? Focus on improving outcomes for children in treatment foster care. Provide stability and permanency for children with challenging behaviors. Recognition that those who work to serve the needs of children who have experienced trauma, neglect and abuse take on extremely complex and challenging responsibilities – Parents must know their job responsibilities and then do them well.
WHO? All HOPE, Inc. licensed foster parents are required to participate in their development as a Professional Master Parents. New prospective foster parents entering HOPE begin the process during pre-service. HOPE, Inc. Clinical Team Staff are required to complete the educational component.
A MASTER PARENT ….. Has realistic views about their ability to parent children with special needs. Is able to establish clear, concise, age appropriate expectations for children in their home. Provides consistency in skills teaching and discipline techniques. Never, Never, Never, Ever thinks about using corporal punishment. Effectively engages biological and adoptive families.
A MASTER PARENT…. Models professionalism and respect Shares successes with child, workers and peers. Requests additional education on challenging issues. Does not take child’s behavior personally. Provides leadership to peers. Is able to “therapeutically” communicate. Practices confidentiality….
A Master Parent … Advocates for children by making sure they receive needed medical, dental, therapy, medication management, recreation, and educational needs as they are required or needed. Is prepared to deal with challenging issues and behaviors. Attends all monthly continuing education sessions, FAPT meetings, court, and treatment team meetings. Participates in Re-Education on parenting topics that challenges their parenting style.