Children in care should have as close to a normal life as possible, and be able to engage in the same positive youth activities as children who are not in care. The reasonable and prudent parenting standards were developed by each state so parents would have the necessary guidelines to encourage normalcy. This course explores how to provide normalcy for youth in care using the prudent parenting standards.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
When we adopted our daughters one of the first things our girl said was " Yay, now I can just be a normal kid and do normal things!" She wanted to eat her new grandma's farm fresh eggs, sleep in a daybed, and spend the night with friends. Kids in foster care benefit from this. My former foster teen wanted her license and to drive, and we were able to help her obtain those NORMAL experiences. Reasonable and prudent parenting may seem like a small thing, supporting normalcy may seem like a little issue, but it is their whole world and so important to have them identify as NORMAL and not abnormal, or less than.
I thought that I would always treat my foster children like my own, but the normalcy help me to see areas that I could improve in.
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This course explores how providing children in care a normal childhood relates to:
2 credit hours,
$10.00 per person