Foster Parent Articles
504 Accommodation Checklist
Foundations Of Attachment - by Deborah Hage, MSW
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Hypersensitivity & Self Protection- Children with hypersensitivity may have difficulty concentrating or interacting in their environment...this is a list of some common everyday elements.
Talking To Children About Tragedies - by Michele Borba, Ph.D
The Bend in the Road: A Path To Adoption Through Foster Care by Tina Vercelli - An adoptive mom shares her story of the adoption of 5 children via foster care.
More than "Just The Caregiver" by Tina Vercelli - A foster mom shares a day in court and gives excellent suggestions all foster parents should remember when dealing with other members of the professional team.
Common Myths About Eating Disorders - by Abigail Natenshon, psychotherapist and author of When Your child Has an Eating Disorder.
Early Interventions For ADHD Infants & Children . . . Or "How To Live With Human Hummingbirds" - by Kathy Toon - Tips and experiences by a foster and adoptive parent raising children with ADHD
A Patchwork Life - by Kathy Toon - a discussion about the rights of foster children to have access to their previous caregivers
A Strong Case for Adoption: Treatment-Resistant Families - by Joyce L. Goss
Situational, Emotional & Behavioral Warning Signs of Depression & Suicide - How Parents Can Reduce Risk
Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) Fact Sheet
How Well Do You Know Your Child?
I Thought I Could Help A Child - by Cindy Mason, foster parent.
What To Do If Your Child Is Teased or Bullied
Hawaiian, Filipino, and Samoan Cultures - by Brenda Kalata, PA certified CASSP trainer in Cultural Competence
Raising the Children by Jennie Martin
Pictures of Pain by Jennie Martin
Sometimes Love is Not Enough but The Tie That Binds Remains - a must read article offered by a social worker from the Pathways organization.
Florida's Proposed Foster Parent Bill of Rights - a great example for other states to use.
Privatization of Foster Care - Florida State Foster Parent Association's position statement on foster care privatization.
Quinn's Story - by Kathy Toon, a heart warming story of the adoption and care of a handicapped adult. A must read!
Hints For Feeding Small Children - by Katherine Toon
Vacation Tips for Nontraditional Families (and traditional one's too!) - by Ron Huxley, LMFT
Foster Parent Responsibilities
History of Foster Care in the United States
Grieving and the Nontraditional Family - by Ron Huxley, MS, as taken from his book "Love & Limits: Achieving a Balance in Parenting".
Specialized Foster Care: One Approach to Retaining Good Foster Homes - by Janet Ward.
The Importance Of Being...Me - written by Emil Baldwin, Jr., LSW.
"Mine for a While" - a poem written by Corina DeVries, a foster mother from Wisconsin
Todd & Alison - Newspaper article about Colorado leadership foster parents raising bio and foster children.
Fostering Experience Poems - by Brenda Shaw, foster mother.
Unbonded Child - by Margot Baker, foster mother.
Our Experience As Foster Parents - by Darla E. Ellinger - Foster mom, who has adopted 9 foster children, shares her feelings on fostering.
Stress In The Foster Home - Emil Baldwin, Jr. LSW
Every Day in America Interesting statistics regarding children.
A Typical Atypical Family - a view from an adoptive mother of a interracial family.
Special Ed Service for California Jailed Youth
Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior
Increasing Attention Spans - a Presented by Psychological Treatment Services, Inc.
Preparation of Children & Adolescents for Procedures & Surgery
"It Was Just One of Those Kodak Moments" - by Emil Baldwin, Jr., LSW
Children Who Wait - by Betty and Gordon Evans
Thoughts On Foster Parent Grief - by Betty Evans
My Daddy - A must read for moms and dads!