Dr. John DeGarmo is an accomplished speaker and trainer in the foster care industry. He speaks to companies, churches, foster parent organizations, libraries, and other nonprofit groups across the nation.
John brings tremendous energy to his delivery. He is a powerfully dynamic speaker, engaging the audience from beginning to end. His presentations are personal, humorous, and emotional, leaving audiences both laughing and crying. John's storytelling skills are masterful, as he has been performing in front of others for decades, on a global stage.
John's presentations are thoroughly researched beforehand, and full of insight and information. John does not stop after the presentations, though, as he is a relationship builder, and spends quality time with audiences afterward, answering questions, listening to others, and giving additional insight.
Out of the System: Foster Children in Peril
This session focuses on the many challenges, trials, and even dangers that foster children face as they age out of the system. During the presentation, participants will be better understand why a foster child might age out and what may happen as a result. Participants will also be equipped with strategies designed to prepare foster children beforehand, as well as when they age out and encounter obstacles preventing them from being successful.
The Dangers of Online Technology and Social Networking for Foster Children
session focuses on the many dangers currently associated with foster children
and online technology. Social networking
is also a main focus of this session. During the presentation, foster parents will be informed of the dangers
associated with online technology, as well as be equipped with strategies designed
to better protect the foster child.
Just For Dads
This session focuses on the specific expectations and responsiblities that foster fathers face on a daily basis. During this
presentation, foster parents will come to understand the many challenges that
foster children face while in school. Foster parents will be equipped with strategies designed help foster
children in school, thus helping them to be stronger advocates for the child.
Responding to the Needs of Foster Children in Public Schools
This session focuses on the many challenges that foster children face in public schools, and how to best respond to them. During this presentation, foster parents will come to understand the many challenges that foster children face while in school. Foster parents will be equipped with strategies designed help foster children in school, thus helping them to be stronger advocates for the child.
Trauma and Stress: The Emotional Challenges that Foster Children, Birth Parents, and Foster Parents Face
session will focus on emotional challenges, difficulties, and trials that
foster children, biological family members, and foster parents all face. During the presentation, participants will
learn about the realities of stress, trauma, loss and grief for all involved
when dealing with displacement and reunification, as well as become equipped
with strategies designed to best address the stress that comes with this time
Welcoming a Foster Child into the HomeThis session will focus on the placement of a foster child into a foster home for the first time, during a time of difficult transition. During the presentation, foster parents will recognize the difficulties that come with placement, as well as become equipped with strategies designed to better prepare foster parents as they welcome a foster child into their home.
Preparing your Home for the Arrival of a Foster Child: Tips, Ideas, and Strategies on how to be Best Prepared.
Handling Loss and Grief in a Foster Home: Strategies for both foster parents and foster children when dealing with grief during a time of transition.
The Dangers of Online Technology and Social Networking for Foster Children. The many dangers that both foster children and foster parents face and strategies on how to best combat them. http://www.socialworkprocesses.co.uk/resources/webinar/