NOTE: This training is required ongoing training for first year Resource Parents in Marin County
Parenting In OZ! uses the colorful imagery of the Wizard of Oz to help resource parents understand the ever-present fears that are at the center of childhood trauma for children in foster care.
Parenting In OZ! provides the tools needed to heal the trauma that underlies our children’s difficult behaviors. Parenting In OZ! presents an alternative parenting paradigm, a different way to view and understand the difficult behaviors we face every day. When we address the underlying stress and trauma in our children, their behaviors will change, and our children will heal.
Rolf Van Leeuwen was a foster parent and adopted his oldest daughter from San Francisco foster care. He has worked as a social worker in foster care and adoption for 30 years. He is currently the Director of Adoption & Permanency at Alternative Family Services.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 or Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Marin County Offices
20 North San Pedro
Pt. Reyes Room
San Rafael, CA
10am to 5pm
(Lunch and child care provided)