Survival Kit Details

  • Welcome Pamphlet
  • Papa John’s Gift Card ($15)
    – When your normal routine is disturbed it causes stress. Having to cook dinner just adds to the stress of the day.
  • Night Light
    Many foster children have had traumatic events happen at night. A night light is an essential item that can easily be forgotten on the shopping list.
  • Trust Based Relational Intervention DVD
    This DVD introduces parents to vital information from Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross that will show foster parents how to handle/understand behaviors in foster children.
  • Build-A-Bear Gift Card ($15)
    Some children were NOT allowed to bring toys or clothes with them when they left their birth family’s home. Build-A-Bear offers foster parents the opportunity to bond with the child by helping them make a new stuffed animal friend.
  • Children’s book about foster care
    This tool is imperative as kids will be confused about the situation they find themselves. A book opens up an opportunity for discussion and bonding.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book
  • Foster – Adoptive Discussion Tool for Harry Potter (First 3 Chapters)
    A sample of Transfiguring Adoption’s online tool that allows foster families to open up the channels of healthy and nurturing conversation with the children in their care.
  • Wooden Fidget Puzzle
    Foster children are dealing with a lot of change that is out of their control and this is paired with all the existing trauma. A fidget is designed for any age person to play with or handle to help calm themselves. These can help parents stop a meltdown as it starts.
  • Robbie the Rabbit Foster Care Brochure
    Robbie the Rabbit is a series of books designed to help children understand foster care and adoption. The brochure made for children briefly helps a parent talk to a child about foster care and see if the child might benefit from their helpful books.

 

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