Colorado State Foster
Parent Association

CSFPA has been supporting foster, kinship and adoptive families in Colorado for over 40 years.

CSFPA is a voice for all foster, kinship and adoptive families in Colorado.  We provide key services to these special families by providing education programs, support referrals, and advocacy.

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You are Invited to CSFPA's March "JIT" Workshop:

Fostering Resiliency: What Trauma Can Teach Us About Building Children's Emotional Strength

Thursday, March 17th, 2021

6PM - 7:30PM

(Registration deadline is Noon, March 16th)

Presented by

Kyle Bixenmann

Join us for CSFPA's March "JIT" educational workshop specifically for foster parents entitled: 

Workshop Overview:   In these difficult times, stress management and tolerance are more important than ever.  In this training, we will look at how understanding trauma and it's negative impact can help parents foster resilience in children.  Using a neurobiological lens, we will explore how the brain responds to stress and adversity to better understand how we can create environments where children can learn to effectively manage stress and build tolerance.  As parents, we will also explore how the stress of the last year has impacted our lives and discuss how we can establish resilience in ourselves so that we can continue to support our children moving forward.

      Due to the popularity of our previous workshops, we are limiting this workshop to resource parents only: foster, kinship, adoptive parents. If you are a caseworker, you will be moved to wait list and if there is space we will add you to the registration.


      This workshop is 1.5 hours.

      This workshop is a "virtual" online workshop using Zoom. You will earn 2 hours of educational credit.  Participants MUST have cameras on. No call in participation for this workshop. Certificates delivered post workshop.

      Location: Your device with camera and microphone capability including lap tops, computers, I-pads, mobile phones. No "call in" telephone attendance.  For best results, we recommend lap tops. To receive credit hours, participants must have camera on with face visible for attendance.

      Registration: Each person in attendance must actually register. You may add a guest registration to your own registration.

      Cost:  Free of Charge

      Registration is limited and once full we will move to wait list.

      Registration Deadline is Noon, Tuesday, 3/16/21

      Certificates will be awarded following workshop, evaluation submission and via email. Instructions will be provided during the workshop.

      Earn 1.5 hours credit in a safe and open environment with other foster/kinship parents!

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        Who is CSFPA?

        The Colorado State Foster Parent Association goals:

        • Conduct high quality education programs for foster/kinship parents that address the latest in social, physical/mental health, and developmental needs of children in placement by utilizing multiple mediums in order to truly be inclusive of the foster and kinship parents that CSFPA serves throughout the state;

        • Provide members with resources and benefits that support the entire family throughout placement and into permanency;

        • Advocate for public policy by participating in state, regional and national child welfare committees and task forces that support foster parent related issues, child welfare issues and issues concerning children in placement;

        • Conduct ongoing public relations efforts in order to better educate the community and general public of the needs of foster children and the need for foster parents including foster parent recruitment;

        • Develop strong community partnerships that support the association’s objectives and programs and target population.

        Parents with Altitude

        Parents with Altitude is a private Facebook group for foster/kinship parents only.

        It is a great place to ask questions, share experiences, seek advice and support in a safe and confidential environment.

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