World Wide Wednesday – December 4, 2013

174337705It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • The UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership has created some foster care- and adoption-related Pinterest boards with resources and information. You’ll find a variety of tools and tips on such topics as:
    • Child Development
    • Critical thinking
    • Adoption and Foster parenting
    • Stress relief
    • Healthy eating

    Family-friendly and accessible activities in Milwaukee
    …and much more.

  • Our Daughter’s Hair is an online community committed to teaching parents of African American and Biracial daughters simple steps to caring for and styling their daughters’ hair through step-by-step video lessons. Parents in the community have access to 18 video lessons on styling and maintaining wavy, curly, and kinky hair. Parents in the community also have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from an expert Hair Coach!
  • Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Care: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in foster care face a number of unique challenges. Many LGBTQ youth in care have a history of family violence and rejection, as well as subsequent retraumatization by foster parents, peers, and child welfare staff. The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is heavily invested in promoting innovative strategies to ensure a healthier and more nurturing environment for this youth population and recently launched its new webpage in support of LGBTQ children, youth, and families.
  • Talking About Sex With Youth in Care: For most parents and teens, talking about sex can be an uncomfortable but important conversation. For youth in foster care, it is a conversation that may never occur, leaving these young people to learn about sex from their peers. Fostering Media Connections has developed a webpage that includes information about why discussing sex with youth in foster care is important, as well as how to approach the topic.

Have news you’d like to share? Please post in our comments!

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