World Wide Wednesday – September 17, 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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  • Adoption Assistance for Children Adopted from Foster Care: Describes how adoption assistance in the form of subsidies may help make adoption possible for families considering adopting a child from foster care. Also check out the Adoption Assistance by State page, too.
  • How Child Neglect Harms the Brain: Experts have long known that neglect and abuse in early life increase the risk of psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety, but now neuroscientists are explaining why. They’re showing how early maltreatment wreaks havoc on the developing brain.
  • Share this free book with your child’s teachers: This booklet was developed to provide educators with information about issues that impact foster and adoptive youth, the effects those issues might have on classroom learning and how educators can assist and advocate for these students.
  • Health Issues for Judges to Consider for Children in Foster Care: This resource from the AAP provides an overview of important health issues for children and youth in foster care. It includes downloadable, age-appropriate forms that can be shared with case workers and/or caregivers to obtain, record, and track relevant health information (physical, mental, developmental, behavioral, and dental) for a child in foster care in the hopes of obtaining improved outcomes.

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

 

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