Dr. Vera Fahlberg presents a wide range of approaches for dealing with many of the issues that foster and adoptive parents deal with when working with children. Understanding and working with birth families is given considerable attention throughout the series.
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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.
The Life Skills Literacy Series prepares young people for authentic, realistic practice in the language and concepts of the real world: cars and driving, community resources, medicine and health, personal paperwork, housing, and saving and spending money.
Experience the fun and enthusiasm of foster parent sessions with this collection of some of our best tried and true training curricula.
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.
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.
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.
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,
Lying is the single most common child behavior problem reported by foster parents. In this program parents learn to understand and deal with this frustrating problem.
Daniella Anderson entered foster care at 15 after reporting abuse by her father. Five years and ten group homes later, Daniella is leaving foster care with plans to attend college but the reality of a child, rent, needing to eat, and a boyfriend, conflicts with her plans.
This DVD gives parents a clear understanding of four distinctly different types of fire setting behavior, and presents some unique and effective ways parents can respond.
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.
Physical and sexual abuse, and multiple placements did not stop Thomas Hudson from enrolling in college, working part-time, and having his own apartment. However, he became homeless and returned later with renewed resiliency to take control of his life.