This course focuses on how caregivers can best support and care for pregnant and parenting youth (and their children) who are living in foster care. Participants will identify their roles and responsibilities and determine what they are able and willing to do. They will also gather information about supports, resources and partnering with social workers.
Awareness of the duties and responsibilities of Children’s Administration toward Pregnant and Parenting youth.
Awareness of the duties and responsibilities of caregiver toward Pregnant and Parenting youth.
Awareness of the duties and responsibilities of a pregnant or parenting youth.
Understanding of the role of a caregiver in teaming with the child welfare team (including at an SPM).
Ability to identify and assist the youth in accessing needed services.
Ability to determine and communicate about caregiver’s roles and responsibilities as a caregiver to the youth and a mentor or coach in parenting, and the youth’s roles and responsibilities as a parent.
Awareness of basic information about health and safety in caring for infants and young children including: safe sleep practices, the period of purple crying, and basic child development.
Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin