Tips and Techniques

Resources for Families During the Pandemic

In this challenging time of anxiety about COVID-19 and how it’s changing our lives, we wanted to share some resources for families. Below are some of the best we’ve seen, including some for specific populations or interests. Coping with Coronavirus The National Child Traumatic Stress Network created a guide with facts about coronavirus and tips… Read more

Categories: NACAC Update, Tips and Techniques

Co-Parenting or Shared Parenting

From Adoptalk 2018, Issue 2; Adoptalk is a benefit of NACAC membership By Phyllis J. Stevens Phyllis Stevens is a foster and adoptive parent and founder of Together As Adoptive Parents, an adoptive parent support network, in Pennsylvania. She also helped start the Philadelphia Resource Parent Association and currently works for the Youth Law Center… Read more

Categories: Adoption Practice, Birth Family Connections, Parenting, Parenting Strategies, Supporting Families, Tips and Techniques

How to Write a Waiting Child Profile: AdoptUSKids Releases New Narrative-Writing Guidelines for Effective, Strength-Based Photolisting

AdoptUSKids has recently published new public narrative-writing guidelines developed to help workers craft compelling narratives that protect the safety, privacy, and dignity of children. The principle behind these guidelines is that information about children should be shared on a continuum, with positive, descriptive information in the public profile that is available to all and information… Read more

Categories: Achieving Permanency, Adoption Practice, Recruiting Families, Tips and Techniques, Training

Other Organizations’ Advocacy Tips and Techniques

You can find other advocacy suggestions and ideas at the following sites: Citizens’ Committee for Children Community Tool Box (see Advocacy section beginning at Chapter 30)… Read more

Categories: Advocacy, Tips and Techniques

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