Are you considering caring for a foster child soon? While it may be a challenging role to take up, it sure comes with its joys. Make sure you are ready to make this big decision.
As a provider of foster care in Crown Point, Indiana we provide foster parent training. We often remind our aspiring foster parents that there are various skills they need to learn before taking in a foster child. These include:
- Having an honest self-evaluation
You have to consider not only your own but also your family’s readiness to foster a child. Consider if your spouse, children, and other family members are ready for this decision.
- Being able to communicate with people to advocate for your foster child
You will have to be able to listen and communicate with doctors, court personnel, other foster parents, teachers, therapists, and others to help your foster child.
- Positive discipline skills and conflict resolution
A foster child like other children would need your love and support which may test your limits. They may have past abuse and neglect which requires positive discipline instead of corporal punishment.
We provide various foster kids services such as therapy, aftercare, foster parent training, and others.