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Fostering a Future

We invite foster parents and resource parents to to hear from our moving speaker, Anthony Trucks.

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am PDT

Location: Online

Register HERE.

*This event is part of the Educate, Inspire, Support Monthly Speaker Series presented in collaboration with The Child Parent Institute and the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.  Please check out the other training events by clicking on Home- Upcoming Training.

Presenter Bio: Anthony Trucks is a product of the foster care system, but he beat often insurmountable odds to find success in many areas of life. The difference was his family. Being raised as the only black person in a poor all white family would leave many struggling to find their place, but Anthony had a firm foundation. This unlikely combination of difference lead to a uniquely positive life, and in his talk he will break down the exact things that made the difference. Whether you're struggling to find a footing with your family, or you want to take an already great family to higher levels, this talk is going to leave a lasting impact on your life.

Course Description: At the age of three years old, Anthony Trucks was placed into the foster care system. It’s a well-known fact that up to 50 percent of kids placed in the system will end up homeless upon emancipation, and 75% of prison inmates in the U.S. are former foster kids - needless to say, the odds were against him from the beginning. This looming reality was never lost on Anthony and he spent a good bulk of his childhood feeling adrift, unworthy, and listless. For years, he spent every day in survival mode, just trying to make it to the next day, week, and year in one piece.  Join us as Anthony explains how he made the shift into his ideal identity and how he overcame his hardships. 

Additional Information:

A link to join the webinar will be sent after you register.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education Units.  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $20.

For additional information please contact Emma Edwards at

Produced by the Child Parent Institute in partnership with the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch and The Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition.

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