Before we get to this week’s World Wide Wednesday post, we’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year!
It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Prevent Bullying. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. Now there’s a free app that can help. KnowBullying has simple conversation starters to begin a discussion with your child.
- Adoption at the Movies. Interstellar.
- Foster Parents Need More Support to Care for Vulnerable Children. When children are deemed at risk of abuse or neglect and are removed from the family home, they are placed in out-of-home care, either with foster parents, relatives or in residential facilities. The latter is the least preferred model and is often seen as a last resort. As the number of children in out-of-home care increases, it is concerning that the number of foster care families available to support them has not followed suit. Instead, every year, 14 percent of foster carers cease their caring roles. (Continue reading.)
- New Site Features Child Welfare Resources. With the closing of the National Resource Center on Permanency and Family Connections on September 30, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College transitioned to a new organization providing training and resources on key issues in child welfare. The new National Center for Child Welfare Excellence website includes a number of toolkits, webcasts, and other resources related to foster care and permanency.
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