Resources for Foster Families
Every parent needs tips and tricks at some point. Please see below for some of our favorite resources when you need help with something your child is going through!
Our foster parents are our greatest resource; we couldn’t do the work we do without them! We know that every child is different, and requires different training and skills. At FCS, we hold training sessions or support groups every month, and our case managers provide additional training to fit the need of each child, but we know some parents also like to research online. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite training sites, support sites, and online articles to help them along. As a foster parent, if you have any questions, remember you can always reach out to your case manager for more information and training help!
Remember to call our on-call number at 540-454-3056 if you are in need of urgent after-hours support!
Have a specific need for a child in your care? Find information below or, if you’re unable to find it or want more information, ask your case manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional training information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see more articles like this posted!
- Anxiety And Depression
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Bad Eating Habits
- Behavior and Conduct Problems – Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder
- Childhood Trauma
- Coping and Regulation
- Family Visits
- First Thanksgiving in a New Home
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Healthy Boundaries
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Helping Children Heal
- Making Homework Fun
- Parenting Tips After Adoption
- Personal Hygiene Games
- Picky Eaters
- Pouting, Whining, and Sulking – How to Respond
- Preparing Your Children for a Foster Sibling
- The Importance of Play
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Screen Time
- Separation Anxiety
- Sexual Development and Behavior in Children
- Sibling Relationships Post-Placement
- Good Sleep Habits
- Stress Management
- Talking About Difficult Subjects
- Teaching Life Skills to Foster Children
- Teaching Emotional Intelligence
Online Training Sites
- Foster Parent Training requires an annual fee. This web site is run by Netzler’s Communication and Training, a for profit organization.
- Foster Club requires a small annual fee for foster families. This site is affiliated with the National Network for Youth in Foster Care, a non-profit organization.
- Foster Parent College requires a fee for each course for foster parents. This site is run by Northwest Media, Inc., a for-profit organization. This site is strategic partners with Child Welfare League of America.
- The National Foster Parent Association has further information about on-line training.