World Wide Wednesday – June 26, 2013

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

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created these fact sheets for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. The set of 10 fact sheets gets to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery.
  • Adoption at the Movies checks out Aging Out – How Foster Teens Can (and Can’t) Make It On Their Own, a PBS documentary film.
  • Foster parent Diane Behm posts about foster family planning on the Kid Hero blog.
  • “Why Adopted Children Need to Know Their Story,” by Angie Johnston, an adopted adult and mother, was released in May by Bethany Christian Services. It is a resource for parents focused on how to talk with their adopted children about their histories, and it explains the primary benefits to the children of doing so – a sense of being, well-being and self-acceptance, as well as the ability to give and receive love.

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