Maintaining Children's Connections - 02/07/24 - Webinar

February 7, 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: 
02/07/2024
Event starts: 
02/07/2024 - 6:00pm PST
Event ends: 
02/07/2024 - 7:30pm PST

Shelby Russell-Hays - shha@uw.edu

Shelby Russell-Hays’s personal history with adoption sparked an interest in a career in Social Services from an early age. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pepperdine University in 2010, she immediately began working for a private child placing agency in Pierce County as a Foster Care Case Manager. In this position, Shelby provided direct support to Children’s Administration (now DCYF), children in out-of-home care, and their Caregivers.

A few years later, Shelby became employed with Children’s Administration in Pierce County as a Placement Coordinator; eventually transferring to the Vancouver office in Clark County in the same position. In Fall 2018, Shelby accepted her current position at the Alliance with a focus on serving the Caregiving Community through educational support.

Shelby’s passion for this work is rooted in ensuring safe spaces for children in out-of-home care; although, she believes that a true sense of safety includes cultivating an inner feeling of safety within each child. Because this process can be long and complex, Shelby and her team strive to empower those who care for these remarkable children by equipping them with the knowledge and tools that create connection and promote healing. She is grateful to work alongside others at the Alliance who share in her passion and inspire her, every day, to stay curious!

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 Shelby Russel-Hays at shha@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.