This course offers home safety tips and compliance tools including self-inspection checklists, unusual problems, main inspection stations, yard and pool safety, and charts for self-scout inspections.
The growing number of children diagnosed with autism increases the possibility that foster, kinship, and adoptive parents will face this challenging disability. This course examines the core deficits of autism: communication, social skills, and play. Also covered are developmental delay,
This looks at separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorders, agoraphobia and other childhood worries.
This course helps viewers understand these challenges and offers strategies and tools to help keep foster children and foster families safe.
Dealing with an angry child is no fun, yet all parents suffer through it. In this Foster Parent College class, Dr. Rick DeLaney, PhD, discusses the ABC's of behavior in relation to anger outbursts in 5 to 10 year olds.
Cyber-bullying is a crime in some States and has even led to death. Hear from Real Teens as they discuss their views on Cyber-Bullying.
In our looks-obsessed society, lots of people think that being overweight is simply an appearance issue. Obesity issues go way beyond the ones we usually hear about, like diabetes and heart disease. Being overweight can also affect a person's joints, breathing, sleep, mood and energy levels.
The routine of daily home life offers reassurance to a child whose life has been fractured by abuse and neglect. This video examines daily opportunities for healing.
Children from dysfunctional backgrounds often bring abnormal behavior to their new homes. Foster and adoptive parents can prepare for the new child by developing a re-education plan.
Traditional methods of discipline will often fail with children who have been abused or neglected. In this insightful session, Dr. Fahlberg presents Supportive Control, an alternative method of behavior management.
A panel of experienced foster parents discuss the issues of increased drug and alcohol related placements, the importance of communication with birth parents, and the need for early permanency planning.
This DVD presents a model of foster care creating kinship groups for families who don't have kin available in times of crisis.
The pain of separation and loss is the universal experience of every foster child. They offer insight on how the foster care system could lessen the impact of transition and strengthen a child's relationship with both foster and birth parents.
This course suggests ways for foster parents to clarify their roles in the visitation process and who to turn to for support. Using realistic cases, common problems are explored and solved with recommendations for younger and older children.
Working with Schools" breaks down critical responsibilities each contributing player has in the role of educating foster children including parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, and even therapists. Foster parents share experiences dealing with school systems and share tips.