- Child & Youth Engagement
The necessary removal of children from their caregiver(s) to whom they are attached, can have both positive and negative aspects. From a child protection perspective, separation has several benefits, the most obvious being the immediate safety of the child. Separating a parent and child can also have profoundly negative effects. Even when it is necessary, research indicates that removing children from their homes interferes with their development. The more traumatic the separation, the more likely there will be significant negative developmental consequences. It is imperative that foster parents and other child welfare stakeholders be informed about how separation and loss impacts the children they care for and how to help minimize the impact.
In this course, you can expect to learn:
- what separation and loss may look like for a child when losing their caregiver, siblings or other close relatives
- challenges children may face when suffering from a traumatic separation, both in general and developmentally
- how an adult supporter may be able to help a child experiencing separation and loss
- strategies and tools available to assist and help a young person develop coping skills
Special Note from FosterClub
Hello FosterClub Foster Parents:
We hope that you find our excerpts from our Foster Cub Coloring Book and Quick Start Guide useful. We encourage you to connect the young people you work with or are in your care to the FosterClub community to help navigate through their foster care experience. Please click here if you would like to order this publication.
Thank you for being a foster parent!
Take the Course:
Estimated time to complete: 1.5 hours