Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Factsheets for Families. Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013).
Post Adoption Resources and News
ACEsConnection member Kim Stevens creates a bi-weekly news blast that contains news and resources from around the US and Canada that adoptive families, child welfare professionals and adopted/foster/aged out youth can put to use. Send her a message to be added to the list.
Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among Youth in Foster Care
National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide. (ca 2012).
Safe, Anonymous Website For Foster Youths' Challenges
An article about TeenCentral.Net social support website for foster children. Philly.com. (Jul. 5, 2013).
Top 10 Tips for the First Year of Placement
Trauma and Self Care During the Holidays
Intended for foster parents in Wisconsin, this brief explains that holidays can trigger an array of complicated feelings and conflicting emotional reactions in foster youth and the role foster parent can play in helping youth mitigate these emotionally charged times and reinforce all of the positive experiences that the holiday season embodies. Strategies foster parents can use for self-care and for celebrating and honoring holiday traditions are listed, as well as additional resources that focus on trauma. (Winter 2012).
Trauma Consortium Resources
An online resource center from The Ohio Trauma Consortium a grassroots effort, of social workers, therapists and trainers who provide trauma informed preparation and support to adoptive and foster families. Their page Building Trauma Competent Foster and Adoptive Parents provides a Parents Resource Packet, a Family Care Guide, and a Connecting Principles Survey. (2013).
Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association. (2013).