Maintaining Children's Connections - 01/24/24 - Webinar

January 24, 2024

This course helps participants understand the importance of integrating and maintaining ongoing communication and connection between siblings, including understanding sibling dynamics and the importance of sibling bonds. Tips for how to navigate and support visits with siblings are shared. This course also helps participants recognize the importance of maintaining connections with extended family members and the community at large (i.e., schools, church, friends, sporting teams) and identifies strategies to keep children connected to their community. The role of out-of-home Caregivers in maintaining these connections is highlighted.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Course opens: 
02/01/2022
Course expires: 
01/24/2024
Event starts: 
01/24/2024 - 2:00pm PST
Event ends: 
01/24/2024 - 3:30pm PST

Deanna Morrison - arabian@uw.edu

Deanna Morrison is a Development and Facilitation Specialist for the Alliance. Her focus is working with foster parents and relative caregivers in coaching on key strategies in working through Trauma, understanding Family Time and other premiere educational curriculums. She also extends her expertise in working with licensed families who are working through compliance agreements. It has always been a career goal for her to work for UW Alliance as Deanna prides herself in helping the caregiver community navigate the DCYF system as well as provides support. She makes it her number one goal to let them know how valued they are for the jobs they do for our children in the Child Welfare system.

She started her career in 1994 with Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration as a Residential Counselor. Then in 2002, she joined Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) as a caseworker. Deanna’s case management experience is extensive, she has held positions in Child Protective Services, Child Welfare Services, Intake, Placement Coordinator, Unified Home Studies, and Foster Care Rate Assessments and Adoption/Guardianship Program Consultant 3. In 2018, Deanna accepted a position at DCYF HQ in Constituent Relations and a year later moved into the Program Managers position over Family Time.

Deanna enjoys learning, being challenged and is always broadening her horizons. Outside of her career, she shows Arabian and Half Arabian horses nationally and has done so since she was young. She enjoys this hobby with her parents, and she has many Regional and National titles with her horses.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Participation
    Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please login or register to take this course.

At least one day before the scheduled event, you will receive an email with the links to join the webinar and the supplemental handouts for the class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or junk folder, then contact the assigned trainer. 

The webinar will start at the designated time. Please plan to be on time. We cannot give credit or a certificate of 
completion for courses when more than 15 minutes of the class time has been missed and you will not be admitted to 
the class. 

Please sign on via the emailed link in advance of the start time to address any technical issues that may arise. We will not be able to assist you after class has started. 

If you are having issues logging on to the webinar, please contact Trainer, Deanna Morrison at arabian@uw.edu

Registration is required. Need help? Email: alliancesupport@uw.edu 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance. 

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor mandar un correo electrónico a 
alliancesupport@uw.edu 
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase 
por la que está solicitando ayuda.