1. 1. Pre-Training Education forFoster/Adoptive ParentCertificationVsimmons Instructional Design and ProfessionalDevelopment ©2013, MahoganlyLioness Productions1
  2. 2. Please take a moment to viewthis short video about the Hoguefamily and listen to what theyhave to say about foster careand adoption with help from afew little voices of reason.Directions: Click the play arrowon screen to view the video.Once complete select the nextbutton to continue.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions2
  3. 3. Main MenuThe course will consist of fourmini-modules that will introduceyou to terminology you willencounter in PS-MAPP trainingand throughout your journey as afoster/adoptive parent. At the endof each module you willparticipate in a knowledgecheckpoint. Feel free to return tothis area at any time to navigatethrough the modules.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3Directions: Using the controls in the lower right corner, click the Next button to proceed to the nextpage or click the Back button to return to the last page visited. Click on any link below to navigate tothat lesson. Click the Home button to return to this page at any time.You must view this tutorial in its entirety to receive credit for completing it.What is PS-MAPP?5 Core Abilities12 Criteria for Foster/Adoptive ParentsIntroductionStrengths & Needs Assessment
  4. 4. IntroductionWelcome!Welcome to Intro to PS-MAPP.My name is Peggy and I am yourfacilitator.The purpose of this tutorial is tointroduce you to PS-MAPP andsome terms and definitions thatare helpful to be familiar withpotential foster/adoptive parents.The information you learn herewill contribute to the live classmeetings and online discussioncomponent to ensure that youhave all the information you needto make the decision of whetheror not foster parenting oradoption is the right fit for youand your family.Let’s begin with a quick skillcheck of what you learned so farfrom Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hogueand his family about foster careand adoption.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4Welcometo Intro toPS-Mapp!
  5. 5. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions5Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000
  6. 6. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions6Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000That is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  7. 7. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions7Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000That is Correct!Please return and continue.
  8. 8. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions8An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and B
  9. 9. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions9An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and BThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  10. 10. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions10An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and BThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  11. 11. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions11Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisis
  12. 12. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions12Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisisThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  13. 13. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions13Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisisThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  14. 14. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions14What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were broken
  15. 15. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions15What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were brokenThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  16. 16. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions16What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were brokenThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  17. 17. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions17Permanence&SafetyModelApproachtoPartnershipsinParentingYou may be wonderingwhat PS-MAPP reallymeans. It is an acronymfor Permanence &Safety Model Approachto Partnerships inParenting, affectionatelyreferred to as PS-MAPP,aids state and privateagencies with recruitingpermanent, safe homesfor children in fostercare.
  18. 18. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions18Birth families, resource(foster) parents, childprotective services, licensingagencies, the courts, andcommunity stake holders. Allof these people rally aroundthe child and work togetherto ensure that the child has apermanent and safeenvironment.
  19. 19. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions19The primary GOALof PS-MAPP is tohelp individuals andfamilies who areconsideringbecoming resource(foster) or adoptiveparents informationand resourcesnecessary to makean informeddecision regardingtheir ability to takeon the role anddevelop the skillsnecessary to be aresource/adoptiveparent.In addition toprovidinginformation andresources topotentialparticipants theagency is able toget to know andmake assessmentson an individual orfamilies ability andwillingness tosustain that role.
  20. 20. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions20Resource and adoptivefamilies who make gooddecisions, grow withintheir role as a resourceand/or adoptive parents,work well with theiragencies, birth families,and others contribute toa stable and permanentatmosphere for childrenand youth in the system.
  21. 21. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions21PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;Parenting
  22. 22. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions22PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;ParentingI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  23. 23. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions23PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;ParentingThat is Correct!Please continue!
  24. 24. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions24Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPS
  25. 25. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions25Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPSI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  26. 26. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions26Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPSThat is Correct!Please continue!
  27. 27. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions27Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanent
  28. 28. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions28Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanentI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  29. 29. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions29Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanentThat is Correct!Please continue!
  30. 30. .Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions30The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5
  31. 31. Core value #1Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions31The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet the developmental and well-being needs of children andyouth coming into foster care, or being adopted through fosterfamilies.
  32. 32. Core value #2Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions32The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet the safety need of children and youth coming into fostercare, or being adopted through foster care.
  33. 33. Core value #3Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions33The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5Share parenting with a child’s family.
  34. 34. Core value #4Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions34The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To support the concurrent plan for permanency.
  35. 35. Core value #5Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions35The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet their own family’s needs in ways that assure a child’s safetyand well being.
  36. 36. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3612CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecision
  37. 37. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3712CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionTake inventory of your family’s strong pointsand weak points. Know how your extendedfamily feels about your decision to foster oradopt and ensure that their opinions don’thinder your decision.
  38. 38. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3812CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionFoster and adoption parents have to not onlycommunicate with each other, but also with lotsof other people. Being able to give clearmessages, paying attention to tone, andlistening effectivly.
  39. 39. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3912CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionBe mindful of the child’s background of abuse,neglect, abandonment, and mistreatment sothat you can meet the child at the point oftheir need and build on the positive aspects oftheir life.
  40. 40. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4012CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionRather than focusing on the negative, rewardpositive behavior and provide resources whenhelp is needed.
  41. 41. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4112CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionActing in the best interest of the child also involvesdeveloping partnerships with birth families,agencies, and the community. You may be called onto model appropriate parenting principles forsomeone who has never experienced it.
  42. 42. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4212CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionRemember children who have been separated fromtheir birth families may experience trust issues, fear,and confusion. The more information and resourcesyou are aware of the more you can help the childadjust in their time of loss
  43. 43. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4312CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionEven though the child may have had some badthings happen doesn’t mean discipline isn’tessential. Rewards for good behavior, loss ofprivileges, and time out are great ways toenforce the rules.
  44. 44. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4412CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionHelp keep the child connected byencouraging that they stay in contact withfamily and friends from their past as longas that connection is a healthy one.
  45. 45. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4512CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionBuild the child’s self esteem by accepting them aspart of the family and helping them find pride inwho they are and where they come from.
  46. 46. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4612CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionMake sure you can offer a child a healthy andsafe environment. They should be able to haveeverything that they need to be comfortable,safe, and healty.
  47. 47. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4712CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionTake into consideration how bringing another personin to your life and/or family will affect you and yourfamily. If you’re having family problems now, a childmay be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
  48. 48. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4812CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionConsider the opinions of your entire family andfriends before becoming a foster and/or adoptiveparent. Don’t take opposition as personally butconsider the concern and weigh your options.
  49. 49. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions49Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3
  50. 50. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions50Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“During the meetings, I realized mywife and I are awesomecommunicators not only with eachother but also with others. I think thatskill will come in handy when as webecome advocates for a child placed inour home.”
  51. 51. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions51Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I have abetter understanding of the things thatchildren endure before coming intodependency. I think that this willstrengthen my ability identify theneeds of the children that come intomy home”
  52. 52. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions52Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I realizedthat I have knack for building self-esteem and support in buildingconfidence. It think that will be anassess when working with children inmy home.”
  53. 53. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions53Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“I realized after Meeting 1 that I spenda lot of time helping others, but don’tspend a lot of time tending to mywants and needs. I need to work onthat.”
  54. 54. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions54Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I realizedthat I am not sure how my extendedfamily feels about my desire to fosterand adopt. I need to ask them andassess how their feelings affect mydecision.”
  55. 55. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions55Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After Meeting 1, I realize that I willhave to work with the birth families,and after they’ve done such horriblethings, I don’t really know how to goabout it. I need to find a way todevelop those relationships in a way Iam comfortable.”
  56. 56. This concludes this pre-trainingexercise. We hope that this willhelp you continue on with yourdesire to become afoster/adoptive parent with abetter understanding of what isrequired in the months ahead.We appreciate your participationand look forward to working andlearning with you in the nearfuture. Please do not forget tobring your strengths and needsassessment to meeting 2.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions56Thank you for yourparticipation! See youin Meeting 2!
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  1. 1. Pre-Training Education forFoster/Adoptive ParentCertificationVsimmons Instructional Design and ProfessionalDevelopment ©2013, MahoganlyLioness Productions1
  2. 2. Please take a moment to viewthis short video about the Hoguefamily and listen to what theyhave to say about foster careand adoption with help from afew little voices of reason.Directions: Click the play arrowon screen to view the video.Once complete select the nextbutton to continue.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions2
  3. 3. Main MenuThe course will consist of fourmini-modules that will introduceyou to terminology you willencounter in PS-MAPP trainingand throughout your journey as afoster/adoptive parent. At the endof each module you willparticipate in a knowledgecheckpoint. Feel free to return tothis area at any time to navigatethrough the modules.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3Directions: Using the controls in the lower right corner, click the Next button to proceed to the nextpage or click the Back button to return to the last page visited. Click on any link below to navigate tothat lesson. Click the Home button to return to this page at any time.You must view this tutorial in its entirety to receive credit for completing it.What is PS-MAPP?5 Core Abilities12 Criteria for Foster/Adoptive ParentsIntroductionStrengths & Needs Assessment
  4. 4. IntroductionWelcome!Welcome to Intro to PS-MAPP.My name is Peggy and I am yourfacilitator.The purpose of this tutorial is tointroduce you to PS-MAPP andsome terms and definitions thatare helpful to be familiar withpotential foster/adoptive parents.The information you learn herewill contribute to the live classmeetings and online discussioncomponent to ensure that youhave all the information you needto make the decision of whetheror not foster parenting oradoption is the right fit for youand your family.Let’s begin with a quick skillcheck of what you learned so farfrom Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hogueand his family about foster careand adoption.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4Welcometo Intro toPS-Mapp!
  5. 5. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions5Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000
  6. 6. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions6Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000That is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  7. 7. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions7Approximately how many children areorphaned in the United States?A. 100,000B. 400,000C. 800,000That is Correct!Please return and continue.
  8. 8. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions8An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and B
  9. 9. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions9An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and BThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  10. 10. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions10An orphan is defined as a person that iswithout…A. Protective AffiliationB. SponsorshipC. Both A and BThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  11. 11. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions11Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisis
  12. 12. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions12Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisisThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  13. 13. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions13Why did the Hogue Family decide to becomefoster/adoptive parents?A. They were unable to conceiveB. They wanted to make extra moneyC. They felt bad for kids in crisisThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  14. 14. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions14What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were broken
  15. 15. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions15What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were brokenThat is Incorrect!Please return and try again.
  16. 16. Knowledge Check 1Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions16What was the common theme of each child’sstory?A. They needed a good home?B. Their birth parents were bad peopleC. They were brokenThat is Correct!Please return and continue.
  17. 17. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions17Permanence&SafetyModelApproachtoPartnershipsinParentingYou may be wonderingwhat PS-MAPP reallymeans. It is an acronymfor Permanence &Safety Model Approachto Partnerships inParenting, affectionatelyreferred to as PS-MAPP,aids state and privateagencies with recruitingpermanent, safe homesfor children in fostercare.
  18. 18. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions18Birth families, resource(foster) parents, childprotective services, licensingagencies, the courts, andcommunity stake holders. Allof these people rally aroundthe child and work togetherto ensure that the child has apermanent and safeenvironment.
  19. 19. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions19The primary GOALof PS-MAPP is tohelp individuals andfamilies who areconsideringbecoming resource(foster) or adoptiveparents informationand resourcesnecessary to makean informeddecision regardingtheir ability to takeon the role anddevelop the skillsnecessary to be aresource/adoptiveparent.In addition toprovidinginformation andresources topotentialparticipants theagency is able toget to know andmake assessmentson an individual orfamilies ability andwillingness tosustain that role.
  20. 20. Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions20Resource and adoptivefamilies who make gooddecisions, grow withintheir role as a resourceand/or adoptive parents,work well with theiragencies, birth families,and others contribute toa stable and permanentatmosphere for childrenand youth in the system.
  21. 21. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions21PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;Parenting
  22. 22. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions22PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;ParentingI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  23. 23. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions23PS-MAPP stands for: Partnering for_________ and __________: Model Approachto ___________ in _________.Parenting; Partnership, Partnership;ParentingParroting; Patriotic; Partnership;ParentsPenmanship; Partnership, Parenting;ProjectSafety; Permanence; Partnership;ParentingThat is Correct!Please continue!
  24. 24. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions24Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPS
  25. 25. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions25Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPSI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  26. 26. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions26Who works together to take care of a child inneed?Foster Parents, CommunityStakeholders, birth families, resourceparents, child protective services,courtsFoster Parents, Community Center,biological parents, Courts, PoliceCommunity Stakeholders, Police andlocal government, Courts, CPSThat is Correct!Please continue!
  27. 27. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions27Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanent
  28. 28. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions28Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanentI’m sorry that is incorrect.Please try again!
  29. 29. Knowledge Check #2Read the following question andselect the best answer. Thetutorial will allow you as manyattempts as you need to selectthe correct answer.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions29Resource families who make good decisions _______ withintheir role as resource and/or adoptive parents, work well withtheir ______, birth families, and others to contribute a _____and _______ atmosphere for the children and youth in thesystem.Grow, agencies, healthy, temporaryGrow, CPS, energetic, permanentGrow, agencies, stable, permanentThat is Correct!Please continue!
  30. 30. .Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions30The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5
  31. 31. Core value #1Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions31The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet the developmental and well-being needs of children andyouth coming into foster care, or being adopted through fosterfamilies.
  32. 32. Core value #2Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions32The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet the safety need of children and youth coming into fostercare, or being adopted through foster care.
  33. 33. Core value #3Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions33The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5Share parenting with a child’s family.
  34. 34. Core value #4Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions34The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To support the concurrent plan for permanency.
  35. 35. Core value #5Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions35The five coreabilities onwhich the the12 criteriarest…Click on a core ability tolearn more informationabout each one.#1#2#3#4#5To meet their own family’s needs in ways that assure a child’s safetyand well being.
  36. 36. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3612CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecision
  37. 37. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3712CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionTake inventory of your family’s strong pointsand weak points. Know how your extendedfamily feels about your decision to foster oradopt and ensure that their opinions don’thinder your decision.
  38. 38. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3812CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionFoster and adoption parents have to not onlycommunicate with each other, but also with lotsof other people. Being able to give clearmessages, paying attention to tone, andlistening effectivly.
  39. 39. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions3912CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionBe mindful of the child’s background of abuse,neglect, abandonment, and mistreatment sothat you can meet the child at the point oftheir need and build on the positive aspects oftheir life.
  40. 40. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4012CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionRather than focusing on the negative, rewardpositive behavior and provide resources whenhelp is needed.
  41. 41. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4112CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionActing in the best interest of the child also involvesdeveloping partnerships with birth families,agencies, and the community. You may be called onto model appropriate parenting principles forsomeone who has never experienced it.
  42. 42. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4212CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionRemember children who have been separated fromtheir birth families may experience trust issues, fear,and confusion. The more information and resourcesyou are aware of the more you can help the childadjust in their time of loss
  43. 43. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4312CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionEven though the child may have had some badthings happen doesn’t mean discipline isn’tessential. Rewards for good behavior, loss ofprivileges, and time out are great ways toenforce the rules.
  44. 44. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4412CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionHelp keep the child connected byencouraging that they stay in contact withfamily and friends from their past as longas that connection is a healthy one.
  45. 45. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4512CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionBuild the child’s self esteem by accepting them aspart of the family and helping them find pride inwho they are and where they come from.
  46. 46. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4612CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionMake sure you can offer a child a healthy andsafe environment. They should be able to haveeverything that they need to be comfortable,safe, and healty.
  47. 47. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4712CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionTake into consideration how bringing another personin to your life and/or family will affect you and yourfamily. If you’re having family problems now, a childmay be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
  48. 48. The following are the 12 criteriapotential foster/adoptive parentsmust be able to meet beforebecoming licensedfoster/adoptive parents.Directions: Click on any of the12 criteria to learn more about it.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions4812CriteriaFosterParentsMustbeabletomeet:Know your own familyCommunicateEffectivelyKnow the childrenBuild strengths;Meet NeedsWork in partnershipBe loss andattachment expertsManage BehaviorsBuild ConnectionsBuild Self-EsteemAssure health andsafetyAssess impactMake and informeddecisionConsider the opinions of your entire family andfriends before becoming a foster and/or adoptiveparent. Don’t take opposition as personally butconsider the concern and weigh your options.
  49. 49. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions49Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3
  50. 50. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions50Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“During the meetings, I realized mywife and I are awesomecommunicators not only with eachother but also with others. I think thatskill will come in handy when as webecome advocates for a child placed inour home.”
  51. 51. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions51Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I have abetter understanding of the things thatchildren endure before coming intodependency. I think that this willstrengthen my ability identify theneeds of the children that come intomy home”
  52. 52. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions52Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I realizedthat I have knack for building self-esteem and support in buildingconfidence. It think that will be anassess when working with children inmy home.”
  53. 53. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions53Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“I realized after Meeting 1 that I spenda lot of time helping others, but don’tspend a lot of time tending to mywants and needs. I need to work onthat.”
  54. 54. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions54Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After attending Meeting 1, I realizedthat I am not sure how my extendedfamily feels about my desire to fosterand adopt. I need to ask them andassess how their feelings affect mydecision.”
  55. 55. The ability to assess whatstrengths and needs inreference to the 12 criterianeeded for foster/adoptivefamilies in an effort to build onthe strengths and meet theneeds.At the end of each meeting youwill be asked to make anassessment of your strengthsand needs and submit them toyour facilitator in an effort tomake improvements on trainingand to help in planning yourfamily consultation meetings lateron in the process.Directions: View some theexamples of the followingstrengths and needs statementsto aid in developing your own.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions55Sample NeedsStatementsSample StrengthsStatementStatement 1 Statement 1Statement 2 Statement 2Statement 3 Statement 3“After Meeting 1, I realize that I willhave to work with the birth families,and after they’ve done such horriblethings, I don’t really know how to goabout it. I need to find a way todevelop those relationships in a way Iam comfortable.”
  56. 56. This concludes this pre-trainingexercise. We hope that this willhelp you continue on with yourdesire to become afoster/adoptive parent with abetter understanding of what isrequired in the months ahead.We appreciate your participationand look forward to working andlearning with you in the nearfuture. Please do not forget tobring your strengths and needsassessment to meeting 2.Content Transcripts ResourcesVsimmons Instructional Design andProfessional Development ©2013,MahoganlyLioness Productions56Thank you for yourparticipation! See youin Meeting 2!
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