CWLA is proud to host its National Kinship Care Conference, Building Communities of Caring for Children and Families, from September 17 - 19, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=cwla&WebCode=Kinship14
This is a story for kids who can't live with their parents, regardless of the circumstances. It's about resilience and loyalty, hope and disappointment, love, sadness, and anger, too. A Note to Caregivers by Jennifer Wilgocki, MS, and Marcia Kahn Wright, PhD, discusses the emotional experience of children who are in foster care, kinship care, or otherwise not living with their parents, and the vital support that adults in their lives can offer.
Somebody Cares explores the feelings and thoughts many kids have when they've had to look out for themselves or be alone much of the time. A useful book to read with a caring adult — such as a parent, foster parent, kinship parent, or therapist — Somebody Cares reassures children who have experienced neglect that they are not to blame for what happened in their family, and that they can feel good about themselves for many reasons.