(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A condition in which victims of overwhelming and uncontrollable experiences are subsequently psychologically affected by feelings of intense fear, loss of safety, loss of control, helplessness, and extreme vulnerability and in children the disorder involves... [more
Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Are Real
Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavioral problems that are real, painful, and costly. These problems, often called "disorders," are sources of stress for children and their families, schools, and communities. The number of young people and their families who are affected by mental,...
We hope this resource list helps you connect with the disability information and assistance you're seeking. This list was posted on October 1, 2003. Contact information for organizations, of course, is always changing, while this paper list will not! If you find that you need updated information... Foster Families and Agencies Respond
New York City's child welfare system is not the only place that has felt the effects of September 11, the anthrax scare, and the aftermath. Most child welfare systems are dealing with the effects of terror and trauma. Washington, DC was not only affected by the Pentagon crash, but also by the... Laughing
Giggling. Joking. Silliness. Laughing. Having fun makes us better parents, helps the relationship with our children, and pushes us through the rough times. Helping attachment… When we first adopt, our child doesn't know us, we don't know them. One of the ways to interact in positive...
April 23, 2012, 6:18 am
A couple of weeks ago we had the ARD meeting to set my son's educational plan . At the meeting, we set an uneasy goal to send "The Captain" on to kindergarten next year. I left unsettled.
As the next week or two went by, I began to worry. The Captain was struggling at school. He was... Foster and Adopted Children and Military Service
August 27, 2008, 2:47 pm
I would like nothing more for Sammy to be able to join the military when he turns 18. I do not want my child to go into battle, but the structure would be so good for him, in addition to my knowing that he has a place to live and is eating every day.
Foster and adopted children are not... Disabilities and Disorders
August 11, 2008, 7:47 pm
There are many disorders and disabilities listed in children’s profiles and some of the terminology can be very confusing. This series of blogs is intended to help take some of the mystery out of the terms that you read and help you evaluate if you want to pursue a placement.
Anemia – Anemia...