Vol. 16, 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 v16#1

  1. How long did it take Manny S. to trust Melba, his foster mother? According to Manny, what helped him develop that trust?

  2. What post-adoption supports are available to families who adopt children from foster care in North Carolina?

  3. David Pitonyak offers suggestions for parents whose children sometimes engage in difficult behaviors. Which of these do you find most valuable, and why?

  4. Donna Foster believes shared parenting can help reduce negative behaviors of children in foster care and their birth parents. How does Donna think this works?

  5. Describe three practical strategies for ensuring the safety of children who have been sexually abused.

  6. Which of the messages shared by Cindy Meyers and Robin Cuellar about establishing trust with children in foster care do you find most helpful, and why?

  7. What can resource parents do to help children “bounce back” from traumatic events?

  8. What’s being done in North Carolina to address the needs of children exposed to domestic violence?

  9. Name four do’s and four don’ts youth in foster care should keep in mind when using social media (e.g., Facebook).

  10. Describe the duties of a SaySo Regional Assistant; be sure to note whether they need one to serve your county.

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