A Passage to Nowhere: Guiding a Child Transitioning to Foster Care
Children transitioning from the hospital to foster care can be an extremely vulnerable population who experience a variety of difficult emotions. A therapeutic intervention has been created to assist in applying the foundational child life skills to facilitate understanding and positive coping during this traumatic transition.
■ Recognize national statistics related to instances of child abuse, maltreatment, and foster care placement.
■ Identify current needs in preparation strategies for children transitioning from healthcare settings to foster care.
■ Identify fundamental child life principles and skills to children in this transition using a therapeutic workbook as a tool. ■ Recognize the unique role as helping adults provide developmentally supportive care to children experiencing complex emotions and change.