Universal Precautions

All foster parents in North Carolina should have a good understanding of universal precautions and bloodborne pathogens. After all, agencies are required to provide foster parents with training in this subject before a child can be placed in their homes. What’s more, this training must be updated (retaken) once a year, or as often as required by the American Red

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Caring for Children with Nonsuicidal, Self-Injurious Behavior
by Jeanne Preisler

Someone close to me used to intentionally cut himself when he was younger. He wasn’t trying to kill himself. He wasn’t trying to harm himself at all. On the contrary, he cut himself because it helped him cope in really difficult situations. This is often referred to with terms such as “nonsuicidal self-injury” or “self-harm” or “self-mutilation.” Youth who use

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