Promoting foster care

Brief description:

This training brings trainees up to date on current trends and thinking about foster care from an international perspective linking it to their daily practice.  It will review the place of foster care as an alternative service for children at risk compared to institutionalisation and adoption. Participants will be enabled to improve foster care services, pass on their new understanding and skills to colleagues, and provide better support to foster parents, their families and foster children themselves.

Duration: 2 to 4 days

Course Contents (non-exhaustive):

  • Recruitment and selection of foster parents
  • Training, support, and supervision of foster parents
  • Psychosocial Development of foster children
  • Innovative methods of support to foster children
  • Effective organization of foster care services

For: (Semi-)Professionals working in child protection and foster care services; also for experienced foster parents themselves.