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Teenagers and leaving foster care


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Competences to be exercised: 

  • Understanding the common challenges of puberty for the young person and the foster family.
  • Preparing the child for puberty through dialogues.
  • Managing foster parent control versus independence: contracting instead of controlling.
  • The importance of the peer group.
  • Aftercare planning.

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Theme of the session: In this training session you are going to work with supporting the phase of transition when the foster child becomes a teenager and starts creating its own identity. You will also work with supporting the young person when he/she is leaving the foster family.

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Aims of the session: The goal of the session is for you to understand and manage the changes in the foster family life when the foster child becomes a teenager and also how you can support the transition from living in foster care to living as an adult in society.