About the Child (0.3 CEUs)
09/30 - 12/06
The “About the Child” module provides an explanation for relative caregivers of the various benefits and challenges to a child who is in your care. It discusses the importance of developing a trusting relationship as a way to provide the child with an “attachment.” This can be healing and help the child develop in healthy ways. This module also explores the challenges children have when they have “conflicted loyalties.” Strategies are identified for managing challenging behaviors that may result from traumatic experiences, grief and loss and/or transitions from living with more than one family. Skills to promote positive communication between family members are reviewed.