1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Why Do We Force Them to Choose? – Permanency as a Both/And instead of Either/Or; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: Single Dad Adopts 11-Year-Old Boy from Foster Care after Biological, Adoptive Family Abandon Him; 3) Shaquille O’Neal on Why Foster Care Is the Great Untold Story; 4) Arkansas Has Been Approved for Family First Act Funding; 5) So, You Just Found Out You Have a Child. Now What?; 6) Dear Foster Parent: Deal With Your Baggage; 7) “Aged Out Youth” Video – Still Longing for Belonging – Still Longing for Belonging.
Permanency Tip of the Week: Reframing Mental Illness Diagnosis through a Trauma and Permanency Informed Lens According to the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM 5 (2013), “The diagnostic criteria identify symptoms, behaviors, cognitive functions, personality traits, physical signs, syndrome combinations, and durations that require clinical expertise to differentiate from normal life variation and transient responses to […]
1) Permanency Tip of the Week: NO One Ever Has No One; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: Child Welfare Worker Adopts Teen She has been Helping to Find a Family; 3) Addressing Trauma May Be the Key to Helping Foster Youth Succeed in the Workplace; 4) Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain; 5) Family First Act Update; 6) Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces; 7) How Direct Work that Empowers Families is Delivering Big Benefits for Social Workers in this Council
1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Survival Skills – Thank Goodness our Youth have them!; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: The Program Connecting Foster Kids with Relatives – “James”; 3) Coming Together to Create the Child Welfare System We All Want; 4) 5 Things You Need to Survive as a Foster Parent; 5) Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt; 6) Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs; 7) Understanding Trauma-Informed Care: What Does It Look Like?