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.
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 (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.
Understanding Grief and Loss in Children: The Stages of Grief and Loss
Provides examples of how children in foster care may react in each of the five stages of grief.