Vol. 20, No. 1• November 2015

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 licensing social worker. If your answers are satisfactory, you'll receive 30 minutes of credit toward your in-service training requirement. If you have questions about this method of gaining in-service credit, ask your worker.

In-Service Quiz, FP v20#1

  1. Name four things you would do to support a young person placed in your home who was LGBTQ.

  2. Bob DeMarco has learned a lot from parenting children who have experienced trauma. What has it taught you?

  3. Some children in foster care who are placed transracially struggle with identity issues. What would you do (or what have you done) for a child in your home who was struggling in this way?

  4. What struck you most in Donna Foster's story about "Sam"?

  5. What are some possible signs of nonsuicidal, self-injurious behavior? What should you do if you see one of these signs?

  6. Name three things you would do to support a child placed in your home who has a parent in prison.

  7. Name one question you have for your supervising agency about the reasonable and prudent parent standard.

  8. How might the signs of FASD change as a child grows up?

  9. What advice does this issue offer about responding to questions from friends when the children you've been caring for are about to reunify or move to another placement?

  10. Soon we'll stop sending out printed copies of Fostering Perspectives. Go to http://eepurl.com/brPe9b and sign up for the list that notifies you when new issues appear online!

~ Family and Children's Resource Program, UNC-CH School of Social Work ~