World Wide Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web: Factsheet Offers Guidance on Helping Teens with Grief: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers a factsheet for caregivers to help teens who have experienced traumatic grief. The sheet helps caregivers know how to respond when teens are demonstrating signs of…

Upcoming Training: Talking Transitions

Many children and adults find it challenging to deal with life changes. A person who was adopted may also experience these challenges, but to a greater degree due to their past, unknown history, or anxiety related to separation. Permanency can be an ambiguous concept to people who have been adopted, so when a transition is…

World Wide Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web: New foster parent handout for children with mental health issues: New handout helps foster parents prepare for doctor visits if they think their child may have a mental health problem. The resource recommends questions to ask, explains informed consent and describes…

World Wide Wednesday – June 11, 2014

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web: Handbooks for Kinship Caregivers: In the event that a child must be separated from his/her parents’ care, it is imperative that family connections are preserved for that child. One way to ensure that this occurs is through placement of children or…

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Upcoming Training: Teens in Care

Have you ever considered fostering a teenager? Perhaps you already are fostering a teen or maybe the child you’ve been fostering is entering the teen years. One way to understand teens is to hear directly from them. This panel of former youth in care will talk about what worked best for them while they were…