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Now, Jayden is very close to being adopted. Without Barium Springs Home for Children, who knows how many more foster homes Jayden would have been placed in. Barium Springs is working with Jayden and his adoptive parents to make sure this will be his "forever" home.
About the Program
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The Barium Springs Training Group (BSTG) specializes in partnership-centered consultation, training, curriculum development and on-going support to facilitate organizational and system change. For almost 30 years, Barium Springs Training Group has partnered with a multitude of community, state and national entities to develop and deliever engaging, skill-based training for administrators, supervisors and staff.
Our Reputation is built on a commitment to our Six Principes of Partnership (TM) which provide the foundation for our team, our organization and our work with all our partners. Utilizing these unique principles to inform a truly collaborative process, we introduce innovative and cutting edge ideas, act as change agents and train best practice in human services.
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Our facilitators are architects who create learning environments in which participants can build off of foundational concepts, personal experiences, or previous efforts to apply new information, build their skills and improve practice. Training then, is no longer just an information exchange. Through experiential activities, self-reflection and group work, participants learn from the inside-out.
Barium Springs Training Group (BTSG) specializes in "Inside-Out Learning." We believe that if a participant can connect with a concept on a personal level - emotionally, physically, with insight or humor, then they are more likely to absorb and adopt the idea and then transfer it to their personal work.
Differential Response in child protective services is emerging across the United States as a new way of organizing a state's response to child maltreatment. With a two-track approach, agencies have more flexibility in how to respond to child safety and well-being concerns.
Differential Repsonse is driven by the desire to:
- Be more flexible in responding to child abuse and neglect reports
- Recognize that an adversarial focus is neither needed nor helpful for all cases
- Understand better the family issues that lie beneath maltreatment reports
- Engage parents more effectively to use services that address their specific needs
(Child Welfare League 2008)
Partnership at it's Best
Our six principles of partnership drive all the work we do; from our first contact with a contractor all the way through the process. This outlines the process we take:
- Initial meeting and consultation
- Develop a Plan
- Delivery of Services
The Six Principles of Partnership (TM):
- Everyone Desires Respect
- Everyone Needs to be Heard
- Everyone has Strengths
- Judgements Can Wait
- Partners Share Power
- Partnership is a Process
BSTG designs, develops,and delivers powerful training programs, conference presentations and workshops that help individuals and organizations create and implement lasting change in both thinking and behavior. BSTG programs are motivational, experiential and skill-based and include practical content which attendees can implement immediately.
Barium Springs develops curriculum for a variety of audiences such as front-line staff to agency and state administrators on a variety of topics ranging from practice strategies and tools to team building and "mind set shifts." In order to capture the learner's attention from the start, BSTG strives to provide a sense of "ownership" of the material to our partners so that each curriculum is designed with specific state and agency policy and practice as well as regional cultural factors in mind.
See the link at the top of this page for examples of the curriculum we deliever.
For more questions or information, conctact Carl Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call at 828-433-7176.