Providing foster care is not just about the birth families, social workers, and the foster children. Yes, all of these people will be involved in your foster parenting experience, but when you become a foster parent, you are creating a family for a child who has not experienced a healthy family. While supporting your foster child and bringing healthy family experiences to your foster child, don't ignore the needs of you and your family. If your family is stressed out and overwhelmed with providing foster care, you can not bring your best family experience to your child or other children. It's important to keep your family strong.
This free parenting class is set up for you to go through the lessons each week for four weeks. You can start at week one and follow through below with the week by week links, or sign up for 4 weekly email lessons.
- How to maintain a strong marriage or partnership while providing foster care.
- The importance of spending time with your children.
- The need to continue positive and supportive friendships.
- The importance of putting boundaries around key things in your life.
- Identifying the important things for you and your family.
- How to establish workable boundaries as a foster family.
- Why you need to be selective in foster placements.
- The need to partner well with members of the team, even when it's concerning your family.
- The importance of knowing how to document.
- The difference between a pause, a break, and closure.
- What is compassion fatigue.
- Assessing and making the best decision for your family.