In this course, you can expect to learn:
- young people's perspective about the impact of sibling separation
- benefits to placing siblings together
- strategies and best practice for maintaining sibling bonds
- how foster parents can support sibling relationships
Watch the video ReMoved (Part 2) that portrays Zoey’s journey through foster care and the effect the separation from her younger brother has on her experience:
Explore research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist in preserving connections among siblings by reading "Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption", from the Child Welfare Information Gateway (2013).
Read this FosterClub Real Story written by Anthony Reeves, who provides valuable youth perspective about why sibling connections are important.
Join the discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
Imagine a child you have fostered, or any child that you know, ten years from now. How would you expect their relationship with a sibling to look? How will they depend on each other?