There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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Children will act up at times; Parents will get frustrated with their children's behavior. It's just part of being a kid and being a parent. As an adoptive family, how do you decide what role adoption and a child's early or prenatal history play in contributing to difficult behavior?
Ain't Misbehavin' helps parents better understand potential causes for challenging behaviors and develop effective adoption friendly discipline plans to address them. By encouraging children to make better behavioral choices, effective discipline results in happier, more connected families.
This package includes the courses: Adopting the Older Child, Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, The Journey of Attachment, and the four Tough Starts courses: Brain Development Matters, Treatment Matters, Parenting Matters, and Family Matters for a total of 15 credit hours of training on topics required for Downey Side Adoptions.
This package includes the courses: Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, Let's Talk Adoption, Open Adoption 101, The Journey of Attachment and Tough Starts: Treatment Matters for a total of 13 credit hours of training on topics required for Florida Adoption Center.
Family meetings are an important tool for families to incorporate into their weekly routine. Used effectively, family meetings provide a platform for safe communication, while ensuring every member has a vocal role in family decisions.