In this course, you can expect to learn:
How to help reframe foster care experience as expertise
How to support and guide youth to safely tell stories by retaining boundaries
Possible reasons one might decide to 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 for yourself and those in your care.
Review this Strategic Sharing Tool developed by The National Resource Center for Youth Development in collaboration with FosterClub, and discuss it with 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 ”Why is Strategic Sharing Important to Me?” written by Royce Markley. This Oregon FosterClub Lived Experience 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?
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George Jackson said: