World Wide Wednesday – August 14, 2013

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

  • Children coming from situations of trauma, abuse, or neglect often experience the loss of their “voice” — their ability to voice their needs in a healthy way and trust that they will be met. Interventions for children from the “hard places” must include restoring voice, which in turn encourages trust, healing, and attachment. In the July 2013 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross explore what the loss of voice means for children, and how appropriate interventions and therapies can allow them  to give voice to their needs and experience healing within a safe, nurturing family. The article includes a brief list of recommended skills and strategies for parents and caregivers.  Click here to view the web version.
  • Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration Toolkit by Sesame Street  The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. Sesame Street is tackling the topic of parental incarceration with this new toolkit. This toolkit package, which consists of stories, tips, and  activities for caregivers and kids, is designed to act as an educational outreach initiative for families with children (ages 3 – 8) who are coping with a parent’s incarceration.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway updates Out-of-Home Care Web SectionPresents a redesigned web section and includes four new subsections on Foster Care, Group and Residential Care, Family Finding/Recruiting and Retaining Resource Families, and Resources for Kinship Caregivers and Foster Families.

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