Getting to Reunification
- Parent-to-Parent Tips for Handling Supervised Visits with Children in Care: Watch the video
This set of four handouts provides peer guidance on rights, responsibilities and problem-solving.
- Making the Most of Visits offers guidance from a parent advocate on creating routines, playing, handling tough questions, and saying goodbye in a positive way.
- What You Need to Know provides basic information about how parents can get more family time with their kids – and what will set visits back.
- Handling Painful Feelings acknowledges the challenges of visiting, especially for parents who have experienced trauma.
- Helping Children Heal explains attachment and guides parents in connecting with children who are angry, hurt and sad.
Service Planning Tips
- Set of 4 handouts: Getting Started on Service Planning; The Challenge of Change Under Stress; Relationships for Change; Making Your Voice Heard
- A Time to Bond: A parent-to-parent guide to visits with children in foster care
- Building a Bridge: Stories about connections between parents and foster parents
- Eat, Play, Love: Visits helped me become a good mother
- A Knock on the Door: My family needed support, not separation
By Philneia Timmons
- ‘Your Actions Are Setting You Back’: Losing my temper in visits hurt my case
By Jeanette Vega
- The Hard Way: I didn’t understand how being abused in foster care affected me until years after my own child was removed
- Closer Than Ever: I’m learning how to handle my children without getting high
By Sandra Evans