The average age for the children in foster care was 9.7 years. Average length of stay in foster care was 27.2 months. The largest percentage of children (47 percent) were in a nonrelative foster family home. Forty-nine percent had a case goal of reunification. 123,000 were awaiting adoption, down from 132,000 in FY 2007. (Children's Bureau AFCARS report, Fiscal Year 2008)
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Your long awaited international arrival has happened and your new family is formed. Hooray! After the excitement has worn off, reality of this new life settles in.
This course was designed to address immediate issues families face while getting to know one another. Practical suggestions included relate to:
Adopting a School-Aged Child?
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This package includes 8 courses for a total of 12 credit hours of training on topics required for adoption from China by the Hague Convention. 22% discount when you purchase as a package!
At some point all parents face behavioral challenges with their children. Adopted children have often had unfortunate experiences that may increase misbehavior and make traditional discipline techniques ineffective. Join Phyllis Booth, Founder of Theraplay®, and Mandy Jones, LCSW, JD, certified Theraplay® therapist at the Center for Lifelong Adoption Support, as they provide an empathetic understanding of why negative behaviors occur and discuss tools, techniques and activities that parents can use to tame temper tantrums and create positive relationships.