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Recommended Resources

Three Resources for Foster and Adoptive Parents of LGBTQ Youth

For foster and adoptive families of LGBTQ youth, here are three resources recommended by WACAP and the Human Rights Campaign, All Children, All Families.

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Foster Care and Adoption Research and Resource Hub

A sampling of topics on the Child Welfare Information Gateway about adoption and foster care that you may find helpful as an adoptive parent or foster parent, parent to be, adopted individual, or supporter of adoption and foster care.

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Talking With Your Child's Teachers: A Resource You Can Share About Trauma-Informed Classrooms

Need a resource you can share with your child's teachers that talks about how adoption, foster care, trauma, and transition can impact your child in the classroom?

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What's a "Lifebook" and How Do You Start Building One With Your Child?

Lifebooks help bridge a child’s past, present and future. Learn more about them here, with links to Lifebook sample pages, resources and tips that will help you create a lifebook with your child.

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Six Books to Add to Your Adoption Reading List

For foster and adoptive parents, here are six WACAP-staff recommended books to add to your reading list, if you haven't already.

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Trust-Based Parenting and Trauma-Informed Care: New Online Training

A trauma-informed approach is paramount to understanding, empathizing, and responding to the impact of trauma with our children and within our families. Learn more about WACAP's trauma-informed training approach, including a new, recommended online training based on trust-based, relational parenting and relationships (TBRI®).

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­­Transitions: Why Are They Hard, And What Can We Do?

What informs adoptees' responses to transition, and what can parents can do to support their children through change?

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Heritage Trips – A Journey to Beginnings

Connections to birth country, culture and language are as important for international adoptees as they are complex. As families have conversations about heritage and heritage travel, it's important that everyone is part of conversation.

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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feelings Are Hard to Find

Some tips for families about how to build and strengthen emotional connections with children who've joined their families through adoption, especially parents who've adopted older kids.

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Learning Opportunity: The Impact of Trauma and the Holidays

WACAP social services recommended webinar on the impact of trauma on children's development and how it can impact children's behavior during the holidays.

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