The 27 S’s of Attachment-Focused Parenting
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Network
Discusses approaches and tools that can help improve outcomes for children who have experienced separation and loss in the past.
5 Grief Myths About Children and Teens
Provides examples of how children in foster care may react in each of the five stages of grief.
Best Practices for Grief: Foster Care Placement [Video]
SISGI Group - Institute for Social Change (2015)
Provides professionals techniques for helping children and youth cope with grief.
Children and Adoption: The School Age Years (6–11) (PDF - 811 KB)
Center for Adoption Support and Education
Describes grief as a normal adaptive response in school-age children who are processing adoption.
Effects of Separation and Loss on Children's Development (PDF - 31 KB)
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Provides age-specific behaviors to equip caregivers dealing with children and youth in foster care who have experienced loss.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Impact of Separation on Children and Youth
Guides parents, caregivers, and professionals through resources to understand the challenges children may face following a traumatic separation. This resource also provides strategies and tools to assist children and youth in developing coping skills.
Saying Goodbye: Separation and Loss Issues for Foster Parents (PDF - 125 KB)
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition New York (2014)
Provides handouts in order to help foster parents and children in their care cope with ambiguous loss.