The most recent issue of Fostering Perspectives focuses on the impact COVID-19 has had on North Carolina’s child welfare system and the youth and families engaged with that system. The issue also focuses on how foster, adoptive, and kinship providers have shown significant resiliency and provides resources for continuing to support the emotional well-being of youth and caregivers during this pandemic.
Fostering Perspectives is an excellent resource for foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers in North Carolina, as well as outside the state. In each issue there are resources, updates, important news, youth perspective, and opportunities to grow your perspective on foster care and adoption.
- The pandemic and protective factors
- Supporting children’s emotional well-being during COVID
- COVID and the holidays
- Pandemic-related resources for foster, adoptive, and kinship families
- Telehealth therapy as part of the “new normal”
- How foster care alumni, social workers, kin caregivers, and GALs have responded
- Youth on “What makes my social worker special“
- Innovations in NC’s child welfare system driven by COVID (written by Jamie Bazemore, Stephenson & Fleming’s Adoption Facilitator)
- And much more.
This issue also features news from FFA-NC (NC’s statewide resource parent association) and profiles of children and youth seeking permanence through adoption. To read this issue, go to http://fosteringperspectives.org/.
Fostering Perspectives is sponsored by the NC Division of Social Services and produced by the Family and Children’s Resource Program, part of the UNC School of Social Work.