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Foster Parent Grief

Categories: Mental Health, Resiliency
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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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Great class
Excellent course
Good info
Great information.
I’ve been through foster care grief. It’s helpful to know I am bot the only one who has experienced this. Very informative
amazing helpful
The Speaker kept popping her lips, annoying, but informative.
Very informative
1 year ago
A common emotion we share with the children with foster care. They are grieving the life and family there have been displaced from.
Good info!
1 year ago
Great info!
Very Helpful
1 year ago
1 year ago
Learn a lot
I really needed to watch this for my grief over losing my own child and still dealing with other children
1 year ago
Great course - thanks
not completely realistic
It would be great to address the lack of resources for foster parents as well as kids being taken from your home in a non reunification setting which is all we have experience so far and it is very different than a kid getting to go back to their bio family.

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