World Wide Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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

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  • Complex Trauma – Facts for Caregivers: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Complex Trauma Collaborative Group has developed this new factsheet designed specifically for caregivers, which provides information on how a caregiver can support a child with a complex trauma history. It presents information that can help a caregiver understand complex trauma and recognize the signs and symptoms of complex trauma in their child. It also offers recommendations for what the caregiver can do to help their child heal, as well as tips for self care.
  • From the Kid Hero Blog: 5 Changes I Made to Save My Foster Parent Sanity.

  • It’s back to school time! The Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA) has dedicated an entire issue of their Weekly Word newsletter to helping parents get prepared for the upcoming school year. Don’t have a school-aged child? The issue also contains excellent resources for those parenting children ages birth to five.
  • Curious about some new releases at the movie theater and how they relate to adoption? Check out some adoption movie guides for films including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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

 

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