Foster Parent Grief
Grief is a natural response to loss. As foster parents, you may experience grief when a child leaves your home. You may expect this loss, but may not be prepared for the feelings of grief. You may have anticipated a foster child staying with you and even becoming a permanent part of your family, but the child is not able to stay. Your own history with loss, your relationship to the child(ren), and the nature of the separation will all affect your grief process. Many foster parents must balance their own feelings of grief while preparing and supporting the children for separation. People on the outside may see this loss as “part of the job” and not be supportive. Join us to discuss these unique feelings of loss and learn coping strategies as well as rituals to help in your healing process.
Presented by Lane Pease Hendricks, MS, NCC
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VERY GOOD INFORMATION
This course helped me in knowing how to cope with grief.
This course was very informative.
awesome and very helpful
This is a great resource!
I enjoyed listening learning new ideas coping with grief. With not having the time during the day for training you log on at any time to complete a lesson at your convenience. Thank you for all your help with striving of excellence to better yourself when working with children and self.
It was easy to follow and comprehend
Great suggestions and reminders in healing and dealing with grief.
Wonderful information. Very easy to understand.
Good reminder to not just focus on the grief process for the kids in placement but also the foster parent.
This is a great course for parents who are just starting out.
Great information with layout.
I think this course is very important for foster parents who are currently grieving the loss of a child in their care. For me personally, I like this course because I think it has helped prepare my husband and I for when we go through this. We are new foster parents, and we have not had a placement yet.
Great advice for foster families.
I have not experienced the grief process as I still have my foster child but this course will help me as well as prepare the child when ever they leave.
Thanks for this training.
This was very information. It gave me some great ideas about how to celebrate a child who is returned to their family.