Foster Parents Speak: Crossing Bridges and Fostering Change
by Photosynthesis Productions
In this compelling video, foster parents discuss the rewards and challenges of their role and offer personal insight into the complex experiences of foster children.
Children in the foster care system face a complicated range of issues, including abandonment, anger, and loss. Dealing with these issues can be challenging for foster parents, although the role also comes with great rewards. This video offers a comprehensible look into the world of a foster family from the perspective of several real foster parents. From these compelling interviews, you will gain a better understanding of the struggles and triumphs foster parents and foster children experience in their time together, and what motivates foster parents to assume this important responsibility. The foster parents interviewed discuss topics such as dealing with birth parents, maintaining a personal support system, and preparing for the child's return to his or her birth parents. This video sheds light on the delicate experiences of foster families, and is an invaluable tool for case workers, therapists, and prospective foster parents.
In Depth
From watching this video, you will:
  • Learn about the challenges and rewards of being a foster parent.
  • Hear personal stories of real foster families which will enlighten your work with this population.
  • Understand how foster children feel both anger at and love for their birth parents.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the main goals foster parents have for their children, including maintaining a connection with the birth parents and supporting the children's eventual return.

Length of video: 00:23:00

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-476-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-476-5

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