Studies have shown that one of the best ways to reduce trauma for children in foster care as well as increase attachment is to engage the biological family from the onset of foster care placement.
Including biological parents as part of the foster child’s team is difficult for foster parents and caseworkers alike.
This training segment explores the benefits of engagement for both foster child and foster parent as well as provides practical strategies while maintaining the safety of the foster child in the foster home.
Matthew Child’s special guest speaker has navigated the foster care program from both sides. She has been through a DSS intervention in her own home and worked towards the reward of bringing her kids home. She has now become a foster parent herself and working in therapeutic service field after earning a degree in Social Work.