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In addition to adapting to social distancing from friends, and video calls with clinicians and case workersan important staple in some foster children’s lives, family visits, have scaled back. Developmental Challenges That a Foster Child Might Face Mental Health Disorders. The mental health of a foster child can be compromised due to a variety of factors—both Academic Difficulties.
Many foster children struggle in school. This can be related to a mental health disorder or to. • Fear and Anxiety: Children who enter foster care experience fear and anxiety. While the children are placed with people who have been determined able to provide a safe place, children still need to learn to trust the new adult(s) in their lives. Some of the children who come into care have not attached well to anyone in their family.
Also, when a child is removed from her home, she must face the challenge of moving to an unfamiliar foster home with new caregivers. Unfortunately, it is common for a child to be placed in at least 2 foster care homes before a more permanent foster home is found or the child is reunited with his/her parents. But, there are unique issues in adoptive families that we don’t find in non-adoptive families.
Bringing the child home, sometimes at a later age; having to share adoptive information, supporting the child’s connection to the birth family, and sometimes even other families even before they came into the family. Foster families, for example. All families face challenges. But stepfamilies encounter unique obstacles that can make or break their family.
These unique challenges are inherent to all stepfamilies. Fortunately, there are. Foster teens aren’t allowed to do many things other teens do, like getting a drivers license or going to sleepovers. Just the act of entering foster care can cause serious emotional trauma. In fact, one study found that foster children are more likely to suffer PTSD than combat veterans.
Some children have more losses than others (e.g., children adopted from foster care may lose multiple families; children adopted internationally may have the additional loss of language, country of origin, and culture). It is important to be informed of potential challenges and know which challenges your family is prepared to face. However, despite the challenges, she wants others to know that foster care and adoption is ultimately about meeting a need, a need to “help a child of any color” find a forever family. In the United States, there are over 400,000 children in the foster care system, and over 100,000 of them are waiting to be adopted.
Although all parents need support and guidance, foster parents and families face unique challenges when caring for foster children and youth in their homes. The resources in this section provide information on parenting children in foster care, outline ideas for working with the permanency team, and offer helpful links for additional support.
List of related literature:
|from Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation|
|from Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts|
|from Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity|
|from Children’s Books and Their Creators|
|from Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement|
|from Encyclopedia of Social Work|
|from Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered or Adopted|
|from Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives|
|from Living Through Loss: Interventions Across the Life Span|
|from Occupational Therapies Without Borders E-Book: Integrating Justice with Practice|