World Wide Wednesday – May 22, 2013

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • The Open Adoption Bloggers have a post about handling post-visit meltdowns.
  • Looking for ways to help even if foster care or adoption isn’t a good fit for you? Adoption at the Movies has a great post about Five Things You Can Do To Help Foster Families.
  • In partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Jockey Being Family, the American Academy of Pediatrics has developed materials for pediatricians on how to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to identify traumatized children, educate families about toxic stress, and empower families to respond to their child’s behavior in a manner that acknowledges past trauma. The guide is accompanied by a coding tip sheet, discharge form, and an educational handout for families. Access the materials at www.aap.org/traumaguide.
  • Read what the Beyond Consequences Institute says about parenting children with ODD, CD, RAD, PTSD, and depression.

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