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Parenting Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior
Find resources in this section to help families care for children who exhibit challenging behavior.
Behavioral Management for Adolescents in Child Welfare
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Reviews and rates programs that help manage the behavior of adolescents involved with child welfare for evidence-based practices. Behaviors targeted include general disruptive behaviors (e.g., arguing and back talk), delinquent behaviors (e.g., petty theft and vandalism), truancy, and running away from out-of-home placements.
Do Children Sexually Abuse Other Children? Preventing Sexual Abuse Among Children and Youth
Stop It Now! (2007)
Describes warning signs and intervention strategies for preventing child on child sexual abuse.
Foster Children and Sexualized Behavior (PDF - 233 KB)
Connections, December 2007
Discusses reasons children act out sexually, provides foster parents with seven red flags to watch out for, and offers recommendations.
Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury
Discusses adolescents who engage in self-injury and how they can be successfully treated with an intense, short-term program called dialectical behavior therapy that helps adolescents find other ways to calm and soothe themselves.
|Parenting a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Foster and Adoptive Parents|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2013 - 14 pages|
|Discusses how foster and adoptive parents can help children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse. It provides basic information about sexual abuse and links to other information so that parents can educate themselves about the topic. The factsheet suggests ways to establish guidelines for safety and privacy in the family, and it offers suggestions about when to seek professional help and where to find such help.|
The Protector's Handbook: Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse and Helping Children Recover
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Provides guidance for parents on protective factors to help prevent child sexual abuse, what to do if they suspect abuse is occurring, how to help the child recover from abuse, and offers suggestion on how to handle challenging behaviors.
Toddlers and Challenging Behavior: Why They Do It and How to Respond
ZERO TO THREE (2009)
Explains the need for parents to help toddlers navigate the tides of strong emotions that occur during the developmental ages of 2 and 3, includes several tips for parenting toddlers.