Considering Concurrent Planning: Is It Right for You? – Foster Parents Article

This content was originally published by North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) Concurrent planning makes a promise to a child: When you enter foster care you will be placed with only one family and that family will see you through reunification with your family, or if reunification is not safe or possible, the foster family will adopt you. It’s can be hard on the parents but it’s a wonderful option for children who won’t have to move if they…

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L’importanza per i bimbi di lavarsi le mani – Parents Article

Care mamme sapete che lavarsi le mani in maniera accurata è una delle prime regole da insegnare ai propri bambini per salvaguardare la loro salute? A ricordarcelo è proprio l’OMS (Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità) in occasione della giornata mondiale dell’igiene delle mani, che si è celebrata lo scorso 5 maggio.Lavarsi le mani: le raccomandazioni dell’OMSPoiché le mani sono un vero e proprio ricettacolo di germi è necessario che la loro detersione sia accurata. In particolare l’OMS consiglia di:utilizzare un detergente…

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What Kind of Support Does a Foster Carer Get? – Foster Parents Article

Here’s an example to help me explain this better. I work with a fostering couple who have a sibling placement. The children are seven and 11 years of age and the same gender. Again, the family lives in South London. These children have experienced high-level trauma and abuse, so when they came to my carers, they were disturbed — they didn’t sleep well and used to have horrific night terrors, where they would scream and shout in their sleep and…

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Life Skills – CHLSS – Foster Parents Article

Hope will be 18 in a few weeks and in 12 short weeks, she will be off to college. It’s all very exciting, and in some ways, I am a little surprised that she’s not pulling away from me a little. But, no. She’s not pulling away at all. In fact, my lovely daughter is more attached to me than a barnacle. She wants to watch TV with me. She wants to go to the gym with me and use…

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Perde lo scuolabus e scrive alla mamma la lista dei pro e contro – Parents Article

Ha fatto il giro del web la lettera che un bambino statunitense ha scritto a sua madre dopo aver perso lo scuolabus: a rendere virale la storia è il tono ironico ed originale in cui il ragazzino si giustifica. La lettera di Adam alla madre Perdere l’autobus per andare a scuola e riuscire a trovare, in modo originale ed ironico, il modo di giustificarsi: è quanto ha fatto con la propria mamma il giovane Adam, un ragazzino residente negli Stati…

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KidsPeace Receives $16,000 to Establish “Transition Month Fund” For Bucks County Foster Parents – Foster Parents Article

KidsPeace Foster Care has received $16,000 in gifts to help its Bucks County (PA) foster families cope with the first month of a placement of an opioid-impacted infant or toddler.  The “Transition Month Fund” is designed specifically to assist KidsPeace foster families in addressing the significant financial and time management challenges they face as they begin caring for medically fragile children.  The gifts came from members of the “100 Women + Who Care – Bucks County” group, and were announced…

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How to Support a Foster Child Who is Using Drugs – Foster Parents Article

1. Approach drug use in a curious and non-judgmental way Learn and understand as much as you can about the drug being used and what the young person enjoys or doesn’t enjoy about it. What does it means for them as an individual? (Don’t assume they experience it the same as everyone else). Use the difficult moments as critical opportunities to enhance learning and development. 2. Understand their relationship with cannabis Have ideas about the relationship the young person has with…

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The Truth Behind Multilevel Marketing: Is It Worth It? – Parents Article

Have you ever been at a play date or at the park and someone has mentioned a new product to you? What started innocently as an informal chat between parents becomes somewhat of a sales pitch: “Oh, you should try this!” or “I know someone who can help with that!” Finding out about new products and services on the playground is something I never envisioned as a first-time parent, but it seems that this new and direct way to generate…

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KidsPeace Offers Free Online Training on Caring for Opioid-Impacted Infants – Foster Parents Article

They are the youngest victims of America’s opioid epidemic – babies born to addicted mothers, who enter the world dependent on the drugs and at risk of severe withdrawal symptoms. Individuals and families who are caring for these infants need information and guidance about the effects of opioid exposure in infants, both in the short and long term.  KidsPeace Foster Care in Southeastern Pennsylvania has launched a new online training program on caring for opioid-impacted babies, which expands on information…

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What is a Systemic Approach to Foster Care? – Foster Parents Article

Relationships really are at the centre of systemic family therapy, which is why the therapy applies so well to fostering and foster care. We are all in relationships of some kind. Some are closer – perhaps the relationships we have with our partners, parents, kids, or even our neighbours. Others are a little more distant – your local florist, for example, or the woman who drives the 119 bus, whom you smile at every morning but never say hello to.…

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