Reducing Family Stress
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Day-to-day life is full of naturally occurring stress. The addition of a foster child, especially one with problem behaviors, can alter the family dynamic, compounding existing stress. This course discusses how the stressors that accompany fostering can be reduced and provides insight into and strategies for preserving a nurturing family environment.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify sources of stress in the foster family
  • describe the impact fostering a traumatized child can have on family members
  • describe the physical and emotional impact of stress and trauma
  • describe how stress can be minimized during all phases of placement
  • describe how a support system can help reduce stress for the foster family and help preserve a nurturing family environment

wow! this is exactly what we went through...wish we had seen this a year ago!
Sandra C.

I love this topic about stress in the foster parents lives. So much of what I was thinking and feeling, but afraid to say out loud, is all right here. This makes me feel like my feelings are "normal".
Janice M.

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This course examines the stress of fostering including:

  • sources of stress

  • impact of trauma

  • support systems

4 credit hours,
$20.00 per person