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Smartphone App Connect Icons are the handy symbols you click on that take you directly to an Application (or “APP”) or web site without having to open a browser, search for a web site name, or type in a URL (like http://www.FosterParentTraining.com).

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Autism: The changing face of “nerds” (and autism) in popular culture

An illuminating essay by the parent of an autistic child.

The changing face of “nerds” (and autism) in popular culture

 

Bedtime Pass Helps Parents And Kids Skip The Sleep Struggles

From National Public Radio:

The Bedtime Pass Helps Parents And Kids Skip The Sleep Struggles

Children often don’t want to go to sleep, and parents don’t like to put them to bed. A simple card makes it much less of a struggle, researchers say, giving everyone in the family some control.

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Recommended Reading: Child Watch® Column: “Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive”

The Child Watch Column is written by Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund.

This week’s Child Watch Column – “Hanging on to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive” – is particularly informative and inspirational. I highly recommend reading it in light of recent events. Click Here to read.

In this

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2014 KIDS COUNT: Nevada Comes In 7th out of 50! (From the Bottom!)

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

An annual report on how children are faring in the United States

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project

How how well does your state treat kids?

If you’re not satisfied with the results for your state, GET INVOLVED! ADVOCATE for your

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Free Foster Parent Training Community!

Join Our Free Foster Parent Training Community! Click Here Mutual Help, Training & Info for All Foster Parents

At times, a foster parent can feel alone. No one understands the challenges, stress and frustration of being a foster parent.

Whether you’re a newly licensed foster parent, or have been

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She raised 12 foster kids. Now she helps other families do it.

From the Christian Science Monitor People Making a Difference Series.

Vicki Houska raised 12 foster kids. Now she helps other families do it.

She lined her St. Louis-area basement with freezers and shelves and began distributing food, diapers, and toiletries free to local foster families.

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Who’s a Mandated Child Abuse Reporter? You are!

Approximately 48 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands designate professions whose members are mandated by law to report suspected child maltreatment.

Included are foster parents.

Often, abused children in foster care know other children who have been or are being abused. It is

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DISSATISFIED WITH SUPPORT FOR FOSTER PARENTS? ADVOCATE!!

A common topic for discussion among foster care providers is the lack of government funding and the low rates paid foster parents.

Too often, we just complain and that’s it.

Most of us probably have little interest in politics. But if you want change to happen for the better, you have to advocate for improvements

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BROKEN TRAINING LINKS

Occasionally, a link to an off-site Training Topic may not work. Because much of our training is based on other sites, we rely on our members to notify us when a Training Topic is no longer accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience these broken links may cause and appreciate your cooperation in letting us know.

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Autistic Teen Befriends Apple’s Siri

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A heartwarming story of love, patience, and technology.

Are you a foster parent of an autistic child? This story from National Public Radio may be of interest. It’s just under 4 minutes. Click Here to listen. Or to read the story as

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