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Impact of Loss on Foster Kids and Foster Parents (FE)

Impact of Loss on Foster Kids and Foster Parents (FE)

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What are the losses that foster children and foster parents feel, and what are ways to cope with this loss? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Buckwalter, Director of Program Strategies, at Chaddock, a Residential Treatment and Trauma & Attachment Center, and author of Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents.

*This course has been discounted by a scholarship fund to reduce the cost of foster parent training.

Description

Intended Audience:

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%)

Course Overview:

What are the losses that foster children and foster parents feel, and what are ways to cope with this loss? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Karen Buckwalter, Director of Program Strategies, at Chaddock, a Residential Treatment and Trauma & Attachment Center, and author of Attachment Theory in Action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents.

This course includes:

  • What are the losses inherent to foster care from the child’s standpoint?
    • Loss of family
    • Loss of extended family
    • Loss of siblings
    • Loss of culture
    • Loss of medical history
    • Loss of childhood mementos and pictures
    • Loss of birth order. Loss of place in birth order in family
    • Loss of faith community
    • Loss of identity
    • Loss of role in the family. (Example: Child who has been in the role of caretaker in the family)
    • Loss of loyalty, or feeling of divided loyalty.
    • Loss of school, church, community
    • Loss of pets
    • Loss of familiar celebrations and traditions
    • Loss of the familiar
  • How might children in foster care express loss at different developmental stages?
  • How can a child feel loss when they are removed from an abusive situation?
  • How can foster parents help their foster children cope with loss at different developmental ages and stages?
  • How to handle when family visits seem to set the foster child back.
  • Losses many foster parents feel:
    • Loss of child
    • Loss of control in making decisions that you think are best.
  • How can foster parents deal with their losses?

Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.

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