It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- 5 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses to Help Your Child Avoid a Meltdown: Bessel van der Kolk just did a study on yoga for people with PTSD. He found that yoga was more effective than any medicine that people have studied up to now. That doesn’t mean that yoga cures it, but yoga makes a substantial difference in the right direction.
- National Center for Child Welfare Excellence Information Packets: These information packets from the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence contain best practice resources on a number of child welfare topics. Topics include, Foster Youth Attending College, Pregnancy Prevention for Youth in Foster Care, Transgender Youth in Child Welfare Settings, and more.
- Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes: How children view adoption depends on their age, maturity level, and individual story. It’s important to be open, honest, and ready to talk at any time. (From Adoptive Families magazine.)
- The One Thing Your Should Say to an Adoptive Family: “I’ve written many articles on what not to say to families like mine, families where it’s glaringly apparent that the children were adopted. We’ve had so many negative, rude encounters — really too many to count.
The strangers rarely see themselves as rude. They deem their questions appropriate in the name of curiosity, or sometimes even connection (“my aunt’s stepmother’s sister’s nephew adopted a baby from China”). But the truth is, adoptive families are often blindsided by strangers’ demands at the most inopportune times, like when we’re standing in line to purchase items at Target, or waiting for airport security, or dining at a restaurant, or browsing for books at the library, or sitting on the beach on a family vacation. Really, no place or situation seems to be off-limits.”
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