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Child Development Resources for Parents and Providers

Child Development Resources for Parents and Providers

“Child development” describes the process of children accruing the ability to do increasingly difficult or complex activities as they grow older. Child development is separated into five categories: cognitive, language, motor, sensory, social and emotional.¡ Cognitive development is the process by which children think, learn, understand, problem-solve, reason, and remember. ...

Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents

You may be a foster or adoptive parent of a child who was sexually abused before coming to your homme. In some cases, you will not be certain that abuse has occurred, but you may suspect it.You may even be exploring becoming a foster parent to a child in the foster care system; for safety and privacy many of these children have been abused or neglected—physically, emotionally, or sexually...

Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption: A Bulletin for Professionals

Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption: A Bulletin for Professionals

One of the most critical contributions that child welfare professionals can provide for children who enter care is to preserve their connections with their brothers and sisters. Children who come into foster care or are adopted often are separated from existing or future siblings. Approximately 70 percent of children in foster care in the United States have another sibling also in care...

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Th is manual, Protecting Children in Families Aff ected by Substance Use Disorders, provides a basis for understanding parental substance use disorder and its relationship to child maltreatment. Th e manual is intended to help child protective services (CPS) caseworkers identify when drug and alcohol use by a parent or other caregiver is a factor in child welfare cases and work more effectively...

Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children

Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children

The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act was signed into law in 1974. Since that time, the Federal Government has served as a catalyst to mobilize society’s social service, mentalhealth, medical, educational, legal, and law enforcement resources to address the challenges in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. In 1977, in one of its early efforts to achieve this...

Pathways to Success: A Fetal Alcohol Workbook For an individual with Fetal Alcohol

Pathways to Success: A Fetal Alcohol Workbook For an individual with Fetal Alcohol

Table of ContentsLetter to Facilitator iLetter to the Individual Completing This Workbook iiConsent Form iiiLetter from Ann Streissguth ixLesson 1 What is Fetal Alcohol 1-1Lesson 2 Major Problem Areas 2-1Lesson 3 Formula for Success 3-1Lesson 4 Protection 4-1Lesson 5 Adolescence-Teenagers 5-1Lesson 6 School 6-1Lesson 7 Developmental Growth Spurts and Brain Health 7-1Lesson 8 Criminal Justice...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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