A Journey Home Session 3
8 hours total
About the course
The purpose of “A Journey Home” is to prepare potential foster parents for opening their home and providing a safe place for Louisiana’s children. The five sessions will help participants understand how to make informed decisions about fostering/adopting as well as navigating the foster care system. Participants will also learn how important their role is as a member of the Department of Children and Family Services professional foster care team.
The third session focuses on the importance of normalcy and cultural competence. As a foster parent, you play a role in helping children in their care live a normal childhood. You also play a role in helping children develop their racial and ethnic identity. This session will provide caregivers with strategies to achieve normalcy and assist children in forming their racial and ethnic identities.
1. Define normalcy and articulate its importance in achieving positive outcomes for children and families.
2. Identify normalcy requirements and the role a foster parent plays in helping a child live a normal childhood.
3. Develop a normalcy plan for a teenager.
4. Define cultural competence and articulate its importance in reaching positive outcomes for children and families.
5. Define racial disproportionality and explain the role a foster parent can play to help address racial bias.
6. Identify strategies that systems of care and individuals can utilize to work toward cultural competence.
7. Explain the role foster parents play in helping children develop their racial and ethnic identity.