About the Birth Parents (0.3 CEUs)
09/30 - 12/06
The “About the Birth Parent” module introduces some of the issues, strengths, and emotions that parents of the child in relative care may have. Topics include the effects of substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, sexual abuse and incarceration that impact the family system, the process and impact of grief and loss, techniques for shared parenting and engaging fathers in their child’s life. This module provides information and activities which give a better understanding of the needs of the parents, the impact on the relative caregiver and how ties with the child’s parents can be strengthened.