Developing Communication within Foster Families about Emotional Intelligence
Time & Location
About the Event
Michele and Tory Ponsford
A significant challenge faced by many practitioners serving Foster Families is establishing an open and easy system of communication about dissonant feelings and emotional experiences. Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of what emotions are nor have the ability to effectively interpret emotional experiences. Giving individuals basic knowledge of emotional intelligence creates an opportunity for families to establish a system to communicate effectively about their emotional experiences and subsequent behaviors.
Foundational knowledge of emotional intelligence will be redefined and reframed to directly apply to foster family support systems. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting foster families in understanding, interpreting and communicating about emotional experiences, dissonant feelings and trauma. Interactive and physical experiential techniques will be explored, demonstrated and participants will be asked to engage in role play opportunities during this course.
Participants will be asked to actively participate physically and to engage in role play scenarios to apply techniques and develop experiential skills. This course is interactive and not advised for passive participants. Active participation is required for participants to fully develop the techniques and skills in this course and for the success of the role play participation section of this course.
- Participants will gain knowledge of emotional intelligence that will support foster families to interpret, process and safely communicate emotional experiences and traumas.
- Participants will learn techniques to support foster families to effectively communicate about emotional experiences and traumas
- Participants will learn strategies to teach families about emotional intelligence and techniques to process emotional and physical emotional energy
12:00pm - 12:55pm Overview of Emotional Intelligence.
12:55pm - 1:05pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:05pm - 1:55pm Overview of Communicating Techniques
1:55pm - 2:05pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:05pm - 2:55pm Communication Role Play Activity
2:55pm - 3:05pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:05pm - 3:50pm I Lack Chart Activity
3:50pm - 4:00pm Question & Answers & Evaluations
Meet Our Trainers
Tory Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. He brings over 25 years of professional experience to the team. His focus throughout his career has been primarily on Finance and Small Business Development. Over the last several years, Tory has developed his understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and it’s importance in the business context. Tory specializes in teaching individuals how to develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and optimally utilize EQ development to improve overall professional performance. Working with leadership teams to integrate all aspects of business intelligence has been a key focus for Tory. Tory is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
Michele Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. She has developed her career in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 20 years. Her experience in Business Management has deepened her understanding of the value of breathing humanity and morality into business globally. Consulting with businesses to evolve into purpose driven entities has become her current passion. Michele specializes in teaching conscious business communication techniques, creating healthy business cultures & relationships as well as implementing core values into systems & operations. Michele is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.50) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.