World Wide Wednesday – October 1, 2014

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

World Wide Wednesday

  • NCFA Releases  Adoption Advocate  No. 75 | Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms: With another school year beginning, it is important for teachers and school administrators to understand the impact of trauma, abuse, neglect, and other risk factors in a child’s history that can affect his or her ability to learn and feel safe and connected in the classroom. In the September 2014 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate , co-authors Casey Call, Karyn Purvis, Sheri R. Parris, and David Cross share the results from different schools employing Trust-Based Relationship Intervention® (TBRI®), and emphasize the power of safe, nurturing relationships in the classroom—particularly for children from “hard places.” Download the PDF of  Adoption Advocate  No. 75 or  view the web version.
  • Adoptive Parents Sought for Survey about Open Adoption: Researchers at the University of Missouri are interested in learning more about open adoptions. Specifically, this study hopes to reveal how adoptive parents communicate with and about birth parents in open adoption. Participation in the study will help adoption scholars and practitioners support individuals involved in open adoptions. Results will also be shared with participants.

    If you are an adoptive parent over the age of 18 with a child in an open adoption, please support this research by completing the survey at the  link below. Participation takes about 30 minutes. Contact Dr. Colleen Colaner at with questions. Complete the survey

  • Before You Reach the End of Your Rope . . . 5 Things Foster/Adoptive Parents Shouldn’t Do
  • 6 Struggles Every Foster Parent Faces

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



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