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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The goal of this course is to help parents understand the toll raising a tough start child can take on them, their relationships and their other children. Family Matters teaches techniques parents can use to support each member of the family, and themselves, through these challenges.
Expert advice and real life stories help parents recognize what others may be feeling and exercises reinforce open communication skills and offer useful, everyday techniques.
A comprehensive set of courses to help prospective adoptive parents understand the joys and challenges of domestic adoption. 20% discount when you purchase as a package!
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 four courses Tough Starts: Brain Development Matters, Tough Starts: Treatment Matters, Tough Starts, Parenting Matters, Tough Starts: Family Matters and four recorded webinars: Four Things Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Child Development, Sensory Integration, Snack Play Love, and Tired of Timeouts for a total of 9.0 credit hours of training on topics required by Forever Bound Adoption for Phase 2 - After Placement.
The Tough Starts Series Package equips parents with insight into how their child's tough start in life may lead to troubling behavior years later and teaches parents how to intercede and help the child heal.
Adoptive parent and lactation consultant Alyssa Schnell helps parents and prospective parents navigate the world of infant feeding. Adoptive parents are not limited to formula and bottles. And if neither formula nor breastfeeding quite fit, let us help you find other options.