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Cultivating Resilience: Prioritizing Self-Care to Cope with Family Adversity
November 14, 2019
Shannon Stark Guss
Shannon Stark Guss
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Marsico Institute for Early Learning
Shannon Stark Guss is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy at the University of Denver. Her research focuses on the relationship between family adversity and children’s learning and development, including how parents’ skills can protect children from the intergenerational cascade of abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. Shannon and her husband are former resource parents who adopted their foster daughter after many years of struggling with bio family reunification. Shannon and her husband continue to learn how to support their daughter’s unique needs and strengths from experience, community, and research.
Resource parenting is a complex process that takes many cognitive, emotional, and behavioral regulation resources. These resources can be diminished by stress, trauma, and adversity – both from a resource parent’s current life and from a resource parent’s own childhood. This workshop will explore some of the ways that parents’ pasts (both bio parents and resource parents) can impact our everyday interactions with the children in our care. The workshop will also explore the importance of self-care and other research-informed strategies to build and maintain our resources and systems of resilience.
Parents in attendance will earn 1 hour of in-service training credit toward their annual 12-hour requirement.
Please contact Kristal Richardson, your webinar host, via email or by phone at (918) 660-3776 if you have any questions.
Sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Human Services and coordinated by The University of Oklahoma OUTREACH National Resource Center for Youth Services.
Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Danielle Harbinger at (918) 660-3700 as soon as possible.
November 14, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Pending Training Events
Resources, Opportunities, and Relationships: Supports for Youth Mental Health Needs
Youth in child welfare represent some of our most vulnerable members of society, as well as the most rewarding to know and engage. Participants will learn about the unique mental health needs of youth in child welfare, resources currently available to Oklahoma families, and ways to advocate for youth through ongoing partnerships.
|Date: TBD||Location: OU-Tulsa Learning Center - Room 136, Tulsa, OK||Reg. Deadline: TBD|
This training will explore LGBTQ+ history and how it impacts the LGBTQ+ community today, address information about language and terms, specific challenges LGBTQ+ youth face, and available resources.
|Date: TBD||Location: Dennis R Neill Equality Center, Tulsa, OK||Reg. Deadline: TBD|
The Adolescent Brain
This training seeks to connect the anecdotal knowledge that youth serving professionals have about why adolescents behave the way they do with recent advancements in the science of adolescent brain development. In addition, examples and exercises will help participants more effectively provide support to their youth.
|Date: TBD||Location: OU/DHS Training Center, Norman, OK||Reg. Deadline: TBD|