In this course, you can expect to learn:
- how to help re-frame foster care experience as expertise
- how to teach your youth to safely tell stories by retaining boundaries
- the purpose for which one might share a personal story
Review this Strategic Sharing Guide developed by Casey Family Programs and Foster Care Alumni of America, and learn why strategic sharing is important, the reasons for sharing personal experiences, and gain skills you can use to develop and nurture the strategic sharing philosophy within your youth
Review this Strategic Sharing Tool developed by The National Resource Center for Youth Development in collaboration with FosterClub, and provide it to youth in your care. This tool will help begin a discussion regarding their story, recognizing that it is precious and hard earned and the importance of protecting themselves
Review this blog written by Royce Markley, ”Why is Strategic Sharing Important to Me?” This Oregon FosterClub Young Leader writes how learning about strategic sharing has helped develop his skills as a professional and how it impacts the work he is doing today.
Join the discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
How will you talk to young people entering your home about strategic sharing?