Session 2/15Page 2/4: Mapping the positive value system in your family
Mapping the positive value system in your family
In many countries, foster families receive payment for taking care of a foster child. This is especially true when receiving babies. Receiving a child in care is a little like giving birth – the arrival of a new family member produces a change in the roles and relations in the whole family.
PREPARING THE FAMILY FOR RECEIVING A CHILD IN CARE
There are two tasks in receiving a child in care: one is to make the practical preparations such as decorating a nice and cozy room for the child and an extra chair at the dinner table or in the kitchen.
The other task is to make the mental preparations for how to help the child become included in the family. This is even more important than the practical circumstances, and the following activity will be your first professional task. It is about finding the positive values, which you can offer the child.