Posts Tagged: TIPS

Rise’s TIPS Approach to Service Planning

Rise’s TIPS handouts focused on visiting are used in 7 foster care agencies in NYC to orient parents to visits and support parent-caseworker communication when visits aren’t going well.

Now, Rise is developing a new set of TIPS handouts on service planning. They’ll be released May 15.

If you would like to give us feedback on the draft, please email nora@risemagazine.org. We are seeking feedback from parents and frontline staff in foster care and preventive service agencies.

 

Noticing Trauma in Visits – How caseworkers can respond to signs of possible trauma

Interview by Nancy Fortunato, Jeanette Vega and Robbyne Wiley 

Glenn Saxe, a developer of Trauma Systems Therapy and professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, explains how caseworkers can respond to signs of possible trauma.

Q: How can you tell if a parent’s actions are related to past trauma?

A: As a caseworker supervising visits, you may see surprising responses, like a parent getting very withdrawn in certain moments. Over time, you may see … Read More

Parent Toolkits: Setting Parents Up for Success

 

VIDEO: Parent-to-Parent TIPS for Supervised Visits

Parents come to foster care agencies experiencing not only the trauma of losing their child but also the confusion of navigating a complex system. Parents must:

• Keep track of appointments at multiple agencies and in court;
• Understand the roles and expectations of professionals in their case;
• Believe they can meet these expectations.

Research shows that stress affects our ability to think and plan. Giving parents information both verbally and in writing makes … Read More

Rise’s TIPS Approach to Supporting Parents in Supervised Visits

Rise’s TIPS handouts, videos and posters offer parents clear information and peer guidance to navigate their cases, and provide frontline foster care professionals with tools to strengthen communication and trust with parents.

Developed in partnership with parents and frontline staff at three NYC foster care agencies–Graham Windham, JCCA and Sheltering Arms–our first set of TIPS focuses on visits. Rise has trained caseworkers, visit coaches and parents advocates to use the TIPS to orient parents when their children enter … Read More