Supporting Children Impacted by Family Visit Changes

Are you a foster parent right now? If so, you are likely trying to help support the children in your home who are impacted by the sudden pause in their visitation with their parents and family members. For children with a history of trauma, instability and separation, this change in contact is unbelievably challenging, confusing and causes all sorts of feelings. Our visitation programs are working hard to develop new, safe, and nurturing practices for families to resume visits virtually, but are aware that virtual visits aren’t the same as in person contact. We have put together a tip sheet, “Supporting Children Impacted by Family Visit Changes” for those of you who are caring for children in foster care. It offers guidance on what you might notice, how to support your child’s well-being, and how to support continued connections between your child and their family. We are grateful for the all the love, consistency and care you offer the children in your home always, and particularly in the time full of big feelings, uncertainty, quick changes, stress and trauma. SPCC is sending you compassion your way.

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