Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard While Fostering

Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard While Fostering

Have you ever been confused about when and for how long you can leave your foster child with a caregiver? Do you have to get permission from the social worker? Listen to this month’s podcast with Emily Kaiser for an inside scoop on the reasoning behind the Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard for the state of California and explore common applications. Emily Kaiser, LCSW, is not only an adoptive professional, but also an adoptive Mom and Auntie!

Recapturing Missed Attachment

Recapturing Missed Attachment

Don’t stress about your child’s attachment! It can form later and at any point. Listen to this month’s just released podcast on “Recapturing Missed Attachment” with Donna Erickson, MA. Find hope in her sharing how to relax and strengthen attachment with children who joined your family through foster care, adoption or kinship placements.

Anger Styles and Management

Anger Styles and Management

Often foster and adoptive parents hope love will be enough. It’s not. It’s complicated and filled with emotion. Listen to this month’s newly released podcast with Donna Erickson, MA, specifically addressing anger and frustration. Sharpen your ability to manage frustration and anger, so you can model healthy expressions to your children.

Engaging Curiosity with Our Dysregulated Children

Engaging Curiosity with Our Dysregulated Children

Have you ever thought of your parenting role including emotion detective? Dysregulation, better known as a meltdown, is going to happen. Meltdowns are fueled with emotion and are difficult for parents and children alike. Listen to this month’s just released podcast episode to learn more about strengthening your curiosity and toolbox of other parenting skills. David Bergesen, MFT shares his wisdom and expertise as an adoptive grandparent and therapist who has worked with trauma exposed youth and their families for over 35 years as founder of COFY, Community Options for Family and Youth in Contra Costa County, serving kids in tbs, probation, and residential programs, many with IEPs and mental health needs.