All meetings/Trainings are held online via Zoom for the convenience of all of our families. Trainings are open to all to foster/adoptive/relative /non-relative caregivers and agency workers in Manatee, Sarasota & DeSoto Counties
1st Thursday of the month
Foster/Adoptive Family Memberships: $20/Year
Supporting Memberships: $10/Year
Interested in serving as a Member of the Manatee County FAPA Board? We'd love to have your help!
Email us at Info@ManateeCountyFAPA.com
2023 Meetings and Trainings
Thursday, January 5- Meeting & Training on Managing Behaviors Presented by Dr. Kate Gibson of Parent and Child Psychological Services.
Thursday, February 2- Meeting & Training on Parents for Parents (P4P) a new Bio parent peer support initiative.
Thursday, March 2- Meeting & Training from Family Initiative Staff Joe Watson and Caroline Northup on Why Children Lie.
Thursday, April 6- Meeting & Training from Children's Therapy Solutions on Making Sense of Sensory Processing: Understanding Sensory Processing
Thursday, May 4- Training from local Hairstylists on Ethnic Haircare.
Thursday, June 1- No Meeting this Month
Thursday, July 6- Meeting & Training on Executive Functioning by Cheryl Albright of Soul to Soul Yoga
Thursday, August 3- Meeting & Training on Families Connect App
Thursday, September 7- Meeting & Trainng on Tangible Supports for Foster Family
Thursday, October 5- Meeting & Legislative Update Training
Thursday, November 2- Meeting & Training from ALSO Youth
Thursday, December 7- Meeting & Training from Step Up For Students
If you have any difficulty registering for one of our Online Trainings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Meetings and Trainings
Thursday, January 6, 2022- Training from Suncoast Campaign for Grade Level Reading
Thursday, February 3, 2022- Training on Multi-Disciplinary Team Staffings by CLS and SCC Operations
Thursday, March 4, 2022- Training on Grief & Loss in Foster Care and Adoption presented by Tabatha Perhealth, MS, LMHC, MCC, QS with Karma Behavioral Consulting, LLC
Thursday, April 4, 2022- Training on Children's Mental Health Services in Circuit 12: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, May 5, 2022- Training on Feeding and Eating Skills Development presented by Children's Therapy Solutions
Thursday, June 2, 2022- Understanding Your Child's Educational Rights presented by Family Network on Disabilities
Thursday, July 7- The Benefits of Music Therapy presented by Bloom Creative Arts
Thursday, August 4- Intro to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder presented by The Florida Center
Thursday, September 8, 2022- Managing Behaviors presented by Dr. Kate Gibson, ownder of Parent and Child Psychological Services
Thursday, October 6, 2022-Training on 2022 Legislative Updates presented by David Silverstein, Managing Attorney, Children's Legal Services, Circuit 12
Thursday, November 3, 2022-Training on Child Protective Investigations of Foster Homes
Thursday, December 1, 2022- Training on Adoption Supports