Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This publication explores research and strategies to assist professionals in preserving connections among siblings in foster care and adoption.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Article:  Sibling Issues in Foster Care and Adoption

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway

US Department of Health and Human Services

Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Children, Youth and Families

Children’s Bureau

Find the article athttp://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/siblingissues.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional values, practice, skills, and knowledge by exploring key issues that affect siblings in foster care and adoption.

Learning Objectives: Identify benefits of placing siblings together.  Identify barriers to placing siblings together.  Identify policy and practice strategies for keeping siblings together.  Identify strategies for preserving ties when siblings are placed apart.

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1: Children are _________ than adults in their view of who is a brother or sister.
 
 
2: In child welfare, the term 'fictive kin' has been introduced to
 
 
3: Research has shown that warmth in sibling relationships is associated with which of the following?
 
 
 
 
4: Marjut Kosonen (1996) studied the emotional support and help that siblings provide and found that children would seek out family members in the following order when they needed help.
 
 
 
5: A recent study found that placing siblings in the same foster home was associated with a significantly higher rate of family re-unification
 
 
6: Girls separated from all of their siblings are at the greatest risk for poor mental health and socialization (Tarren-Sweeney and Hazell, 2005).
 
 
7: According to a longitudinal analysis of 168,000 foster youth in NYC, which siblings were at the highest risk of being separated?
 
 
 
8: Which of the following is not a factor associated with siblings being placed apart.
 
 
 
 
9: In a study of foster parents' and workers' views on placing siblings, 55% of foster mothers
 
 
10: Which of the following is widely considered a valid reason for keeping siblings apart?
 
 
 
 
 
11: If separate placements must be made for very large siblings groups, workers
 
 
 
 
12: Children should be protected from abuse by a sibling just as they are protected from abuse by caretakers.
 
 
13: Some important strategies for parents and workers in addressing the needs of all children in the family include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
14: Camp To Belong is a camp for
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.