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foster parent training

8/2/2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #9: Improve Federal Supports for Foster Parents

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

6/29/2018

Responding to the Needs of Foster Parents

Out-of-home placement is sometimes necessary to meet the developmental needs of infants and young children through safe, stable and nurturing primary caregiving relationships. Foster parents may include caring and committed adults who have been trained to take on the fostering role with or without the possibility of adoption.

8/24/2017

Former Foster Youth Develops Online Course to Empower Foster Children

A former foster youth has created an innovative tool for professionals in the child welfare system through his online course, Fostering Resilience. Michael Place, now an international public speaker and child rights activist, recently launched Fostering Resilience to help professionals identify and foster resilient behaviors in children.

8/1/2016

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #6: Curriculum on Building Personal Connections for Foster Youth, Caregivers

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

6/7/2016

The Evolution of Foster Parent Recruitment and Training

The U.S. family foster care program dates back over 150 years. Known as the father of foster care, a young minister – Charles Loring Brace – was horrified by the thousands of orphaned and destitute European immigrant children he found roaming the streets of New York City or barely surviving in tenements and orphanages.

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2/2/2016

Foster Parent Training: The Day I Lost Everything

It happened years ago but I still remember it vividly. In a training for foster parents, I was given this exercise: “Think of the 10 things in this world you value most, which are most important in your life.