The Impact of Fostering on Birth Children Debuts on FosterParentCollege.com(R)
This class helps parents anticipate and cope with the conflicting emotions their children may feel when the family opens their home to foster children.
- Eugene-Springfield, OR (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2011 - Adding a foster child to the household stirs up a variety of emotions. Birth children may be excited at the prospect of a new child in the home, but at the same time may be jealous of the time and energy their parents devote to the new child. These conflicting emotions can begin in the planning, or pre-placement, phase and continue until the placement has ended.
In this class Charley Joyce, LICSW, explores what birth children and their parents may feel through all phases of the fostering process and offers strategies for helping them cope.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the three phases of a foster placement
• Explain how birth children may feel in each phase
• Know how to ease foster family stress in each phase
FosterParentCollege.com® provides interactive online training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. There are 32 classes and two Advanced Parenting Workshops available at this time. Titles include Substance-Exposed Infants, The Child Welfare Team, Parent-Child Attachment and Child Safety and Supervision. Brief previews of all classes are available on the website.
• Rated by the California Evidence-based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
• Endorsed by the National Foster Parent Association, the Foster Family-based Treatment Association and the Canadian Foster Family Association
• Approved by the National Association of Social Workers, CASA and the National Adoption Center.
The Impact of Fostering on Birth Children is also available on DVD through SocialLearning.com
For more information about this article, contact Lisa Siegle at press at northwestmedia.com
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