It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Is It Adoption, or Is It Life?: Five of the country’s top adoption experts discuss adoption therapy and normal childhood development.
- This edition of Adoption Triad focuses on Spanish resources for adoption. Throughout the years, the adoption field has worked diligently towards providing culturally relevant resources aimed at helping Hispanic families and the professionals who work with them. These Spanish resources can assist professionals with their work in recruiting, retaining, and supporting Spanish-speaking families for children and older youth in foster care who are awaiting adoption.
- Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway website to find Spanish resources that support professionals in their work with Spanish-speaking families and community members. A list of common child welfare terms translated into Spanish is also available.
- AdoptUSKids provides information and resources in Spanish on its website for families looking to find out more about who can adopt, how to adopt, post-adoption resources, and State adoption and foster care information.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway provides resources to assist professionals with culturally relevant issues they encounter while working with Hispanic families.
- New Publication Suite for Parents: To help parents and caregivers of children and youth who have experienced maltreatment–from abuse and neglect to sexual abuse or other trauma–the Child Welfare Information Gateway created a series of factsheets for parents explaining how children are affected by maltreatment and how parents can help children recover.
- Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents discusses child sexual abuse, behaviors associated with prior sexual abuse, and how sexual abuse affects children’s trust of others. The factsheet also discusses how families can establish guidelines so that children and youth feel safe. Resources for seeking help also are included.
- Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect defines child abuse and neglect, explains the effects of maltreatment, offers tips for how parents can help their children build resiliency and heal, and points to resources for support.
- Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma discusses the nature of trauma, especially abuse or neglect, the effects of trauma on children and youth, and ways to help a child who has experienced trauma.
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