Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Children

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Stories in this booklet focus on establishing close, positive relationships with young children and establishing safe, structured home lives. Parents who grew up in unstable homes or whose children have been in foster care or are at risk of entering the child welfare system need support in re-learning to parent their children and developing confidence about their ability to safely care for their children.

If you are using a general parenting curriculum, use Rise stories to tailor the class to the needs and concerns of parents who are with children in foster care or at risk of entering the child welfare system. Parents who feel unsure of whether they can try the new parenting techniques or styles will be shored up by reading about the experiences of other parents who learned new parenting skills in order to change negative family patterns. To add Rise stories to a parenting education curriculum, match our topics to the weekly parenting concepts you will cover in your group. Rise stories can bring a child welfare focus to a general parenting class.

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