Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families Video Series.
Capacity Building Center for States. Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative.
10 YouTube videos
This webpage presents a video series that demonstrates the importance of agency capacity and community and caregiver networks to strengthen families and achieve positive outcomes for children. Links are provided to 10 videos that address: the importance of recognizing the foster family as an extension of a child’s biological family and the role of effective communication between caregivers and biological family members; motivating factors for caregivers serving children with therapeutic needs; the role of agency support through the difficult decisions that caregivers need to make when moving from foster parenting to adoption; factors that motivate caregivers to work through challenges and to provide permanency to children in foster care; the impact of resources such as caregiver support groups and specialized training; the need for agency assistance and openness toward creative therapeutic services; the power of positive caregiver perspectives; key aspects of agency support to caregivers; and the beneficial role of agency support and encouragement to caregivers in ensuring effective foster parenting and successful reunification measures.
foster parents; foster children; foster adopt placement; foster parent support groups; foster parent retention; foster parents training; family reunification; child welfare agencies; child welfare services; empowerment; parent engagement