Voices of Experience: Finding Success Together.
Published: March-April 2013
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 13, No. 1 , p. 26-27
Fostering Media Connections
412 West 6th Street, Suite 925
Los Angeles, CA 90014
This article explains how foster parents can help foster youth prepare for life as a young adults and recommends the following steps: be engaged with the teen, truly listen to the teen, be a partner with the teen’s social worker and other team members, and be patient and don’t give up if the teen argues or engages in self-sabotage.
foster adolescents; foster parents; aging out; independent living skills; parent child relationships; parenting skills; child rearing