World Wide Wednesday: August 19, 2015

iStock_000003621765_LargeIt’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Adoption Resources for Military Families: Military families stationed overseas and within the U.S. are not prohibited from adopting children from the U.S. foster care system.AdoptUSKids is working to help reduce barriers to adoption for military families. This includes providing free assistance to military families who are seeking to foster or adopt children from foster care, and developing free resources for child welfare agencies on best practices for working with military families.
  • 8 Tips for Helping Your Traumatized Child Rebuild Trust: When a child experiences or witnesses any form of emotional or physical abuse, their trust can become shattered. Trauma survivors may have trouble trusting their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of trauma can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others.
  • Reinventing Intercountry Adoption: In the July 2015 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, C. Jackie Semar makes the case that to effectively and ethically promote the right of all children to have permanent families, it is necessary for adoption service providers to capitalize on collaboration. Only from a foundation of open dialogue and common purpose will we be able to strengthen intercountry adoption and address legitimate concerns in the adoption process.
  • 10 Tips to Help Your Child Follow Directions: Kids with learning and attention issues might have trouble following directions. Here are 10 ideas for helping your child improve.

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

Inclusion in this post does not imply an endorsement by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. The Coalition is not responsible for the content of these resources.

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