Vol. 15, No. 1 • November 2011

Get In-Service Training Credit for Reading this Newsletter!

If you are a North Carolina foster parent you can enjoy reading Fostering Perspectives and earn credit toward your relicensure. Just write down the answers to the questions below and present them to your social worker. If your answers are satisfactory, you’ll receive 30 minutes of credit toward your in-service training requirement. If you or your licensing social worker have questions about this method of gaining in-service credit, please contact the N.C. Division of Social Services at 919/334-1176.

In-Service Quiz, FP v15#1

  1. Name five things social workers can do to support foster parents when it comes to parent-child visitation.
  2. Describe four potential benefits of having frequent visits between children and their birth parents.
  3. List five things foster parents can do to support children BEFORE visits and five things they can do to support children AFTER visits.
  4. How did Darren’s foster mom help him reunify? What might you do to have similarly successful relationships with birth parents?
  5. In this issue, NC foster parents offer advice about parent-child visits. Which of their suggestions might you apply?
  6. What are three ways foster parents can work with birth families during the holidays?
  7. Crystal Killion makes several suggestions for New Year resolutions for foster parents. Which of her ideas sounds best to you?
  8. Why did Jimmy Wayne walk half way across the country?
  9. When and where will the next NC Foster and Adoptive Association conference be held? What steps can you take so that you can attend?
  10. NC foster parents who respond to the survey in this issue have a chance to win $100. What will you do with the money if you win?

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