Foster Support and Education Services are pleased to present two very informative workshops facilitated by
Landy Anderson is a former Foster Care Supervisor with 27 years experience in child welfare. She has worked as a child protection worker, supervisor, and manager in several Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario for various departments, such as Intake, After Hours, Family Services, Placement, Kinship Care, Community Services, Customary Care, Foster Care and Adoption. Landy is a former Treatment Foster Parent and Licensed Group Home Operator. She has supervised staff operated group homes and foster care departments for various child welfare agencies in the greater Toronto area including an Aboriginal Children’s Aid Society. Landy also teaches part time at her local community college. Remarkably, Landy has been a foster parent to over 100 teenagers spanning a decade, where some teenagers stayed for days and others well into adulthood.
Landy’s Aboriginal husband, John, has been a great support in sharing his experience with her as a child who survived Canada’s Sixties Scoop. He provides incredible insight into the lived experience of what it was like living as a foster child under the rippling effects of inter-generational trauma of residential schools. He offers powerful and practical knowledge that can only be derived from being an Aboriginal child in care. Landy’s unique experience as a foster parent, child protection worker and supervisor contribute to her expertise and candid perspective in the delivery of quality foster care services. To this end, she is a strong advocate for foster parent rights and their inclusion as equal members of the service team. She is a dynamic speaker and has developed and delivered training in critical issues such as Behaviour Management, Investigations in Foster Homes, Foster Parent Advocacy, Customary Care, Placement Stability, Aboriginal Child Welfare and a Foster Parent’s Role in Permanency Planning for Aboriginal Children.
Landy’s training is attended by child welfare staff, clinicians, community service providers and foster parents across Ontario at conferences held by local Children’s Aid Societies, the Foster Parents Society of Ontario, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and the Canadian Foster Family Association. She currently lives in southern Ontario where she continues to preserve relationships with her former foster children with some connections lasting over 20 years
Workshop A 10:00 am to12:00 noon
Workshop B 12:20pm to 2:30 pm
Have questions about Workshop A Under the Spotlight and in the Public Eye of Fostering, Workshop B Childhood Anxiety Disorder, Fraser Region?
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