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Focusing on the children

June 7, 2011

Mike Foster has those attending the Friday morning training participate in a learning exercise in order to demonstrate how to put in place trauma prevention, which was the topic of the session put on by a World for Children. (HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno)

Knowing how to anticipate, prevent and manage certain situations can go a long way to raising a well-rounded child.

Mike Foster, trainer for a World for Children, had a training session Friday morning for area foster families. The three-hour session focused on trauma informed prevention.

“These kids need highly skilled caregivers and we are here to help people get the knowledge base,” Foster said. “Investment parenting is a big key. These kids have to know you have something invested in it as well.”

Foster, who has spent the past 40 years working with traumatized children, is on a mission to get this new practice out and put it to use. He originally started this career while searching for a part-time job in college. His experience has led him to work with troubled teenage girls, as a foster parent, group parent, special education teacher and in psychiatric hospitals.

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