Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101278
About the Course:
The bulletin upon which this course is based explores research, intervention strategies, and resources to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings placed in foster care. The importance and benefits of placing siblings together is discussed, and strategies are offered for addressing the barriers that often keep siblings apart. Ways to maintain sibling connections among siblings living in different homes are also described. A final section provides articles, curricula, sample state policies, and more resources to help professionals.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption created by Child Welfare Information Gateway staff
Journal/Publisher:Child Welfare Information Gateway
Publication Date:December 2006
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about issues specific to siblings placed in foster care or adoptive homes. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Define sibling relationships from both an informal and legislative perspective.
- Identify the barriers to and benefits of placing siblings together, as well as resources for promoting intact placement of sibling groups.
- Describe and assess policies and practices for keeping siblings together, as well as policies regarding separation of siblings.
- Explain sibling issues that occur in foster/adoptive families and how to effectively deal with them.
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