Day-to-day life is full of naturally occurring stress. The addition of a foster child, especially one with problem behaviors, can alter the family dynamic, compounding existing stress. This course discusses how the stressors that accompany fostering can be reduced and provides insight into and strategies for preserving a nurturing family environment.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify sources of stress in the foster family
describe the impact fostering a traumatized child can have on family members
describe the physical and emotional impact of stress and trauma
describe how stress can be minimized during all phases of placement
describe how a support system can help reduce stress for the foster family and help preserve a nurturing family environment
(4 credit hours, $20.00 per person).
This course examines the stress of fostering including:
sources of stress
impact of trauma
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I love this topic about stress in the foster parents lives. So much of what I was thinking and feeling, but afraid to say out loud, is all right here. This makes me feel like my feelings are "normal".