World Wide Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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

  • Documentaries about Adoption. Watch these documentaries with your children, and use the adoption-related discussion questions to spark conversations about adoption stories.
  • Adopting from Foster Care – Answers to common questions.
  • Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators: A child’s reactions to trauma can interfere considerably with learning and/or behavior at school. However, schools also serve as a critical system of support for children who have experienced trauma. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network developed The Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators to provide school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system. View toolkit for educators
  • California Moves to Stop Misuse of Psychiatric Meds in Foster Care: By the time DeAngelo Cortijo was 14, he had been in more than a dozen foster homes. He had run away and lived on the streets for months, and he had been diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders, attachment disorder, intermittent explosive disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. He had been in and out of mental hospitals and heavily medicated. (Click the link above to read the full article.)

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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