Helping Keep Families Strong Through Foster Training

Anita Bachmann is CEO and Dr. Michelle Bucknor is Chief Medical Officer of the Community Plan of North Carolina.

Support is an important part of helping children live healthier lives. That means support for kids—and for the people who care for them.

For parents of children in foster care, training and resources tailored to their unique needs are key. UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina and the National Foster Parent Association are proud to offer specialized support through no-cost courses in May, National Foster Care Month.

During the workshops, caregivers will learn new tools to help kids thrive, even as they’re experiencing crisis and conflict. Skill-building will focus on grief, emotional health and the complicated network of experiences foster children often process and navigate. Instructors will underscore the importance of trauma-informed care, both for parents and providers.

Emotional Challenges of Foster Parenting

Providing consistency during turbulence is one of the most difficult duties of foster parents. They often enter relationships recognizing the child in their care may only remain with them for a limited time. As soon as a placement begins, foster parents must act quickly to understand each child’s physical, emotional, and social needs. They determine how best to coordinate care—both the nurturing they provide and outside services each child requires.

UnitedHealthcare understands the commitment foster parents make and the logistical hurdles they frequently encounter, such as obtaining health records for a newly placed child. We know it takes a village and we’re honored to be part of it. That’s why we partner with the National Foster Parent Association and other advocates to provide the resources parents need to stay strong and, in turn, ensure their families stay strong, too.

Join Us for One of the Sessions

Please join us for one of the following no-cost training sessions.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

12:30–1:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

Monday, May 23, 2022

7:30–8:30 p.m. ET/6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Sessions will be held via Zoom. To join, access the training using the link below at one of the times above.

Use this link to join:

Meeting ID: 388 566 9592

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