This course is designed for foster care professionals, foster parents, and kinship care providers.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Over half a million children are waiting for a home in the US foster care system. In this course, Kathy Harrison, longtime foster parent and author of Another Place at the Table, talks about what it takes to be a foster parent and how to adopt from the foster care system.
This course includes:
- What is the general picture of the foster care system?
- How does open adoption work in the foster system?
- What is the difference between foster care and foster-to-adopt?
- Are foster care systems receptive to foster families that want to adopt?
- How should larger families deal with the prejudice they encounter in adopting from foster care?
- How do you cope with the lack of control over what happens to the foster child in your home?
- How do foster children affect the family’s permanent children?
- How are families and children matched in the foster-to-adopt program?
- What is the risk from unstable birth families?
- Is it possible to specialize in fostering a certain type of child (children with physical handicaps, sexually abused children)?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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