FAW: Changing Schools–How Foster Parents Can Empower Children in Care
Changing Schools–How Foster Parents Can Empower Children in Care
Children who come into care face a lot of changes: new home, new parents, new siblings, and a new neighborhood. When children are not able to remain in their home school, this is another change for them. Many times, children in care associate school as a safe haven for them—a constant in an unpredictable world. All these changes and transitions can be scary for a child of any age. As a foster parent, you want to help the child in your care deal with these various changes and transitions successfully. While you may not be able to alleviate all of the anxiety these transitions may cause, there are some ways to help children transition into a new and unfamiliar school environment.
- Changing Schools–How Foster Parents Can Empower Children in Care
- Communicating with Schools when a Child is in Foster Care
Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center