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Each year as many as 25,000 children age out of foster care without the support that a permanent family provides. This November, National Adoption Month shines a spotlight on the critical need for families for older youth. Because we all need family—regardless of our age.
A new Children’s Bureau resource, Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications, contains information for caregivers and caseworkers about identifying appropriate mental health treatment.
Child Welfare Information Gateway has posted a new series of publications about parenting adopted children, including guides for parents of preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers.
Teens who are in or adopted from foster care may be particularly vulnerable to risks associated with social media because of environmental factors often present in their lives. Understanding the risks and identifying possible solutions will help you help your teen use social media safely.
Read one adoptive mother's advice to other parents and find a list of online resources and organizations that provide support and information to parents with disabilities.
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