- This time Lucy and Edmund are separated from not only their parents but Peter and Susan as well! How much harder do you think it was for Lucy and Edmund to be away from home this time?
Caregiver Note: In foster care, agencies often try their best to keep sibling groups together as to reduce trauma. If you think about all the losses a child must accept when entering the child welfare system (i.e. – parents, pets, friends, teachers, coaches, neighbors, familiar foods and aromas, extended family, etc.) having their siblings can greatly reduce some of their trauma and give them some comfort. So when they must be separated, due to anything from having different guardianship options to simply not having an open and willing foster home, this can drastically impact the child with more grief from yet another loss. Caregivers should be mindful of this and try to advocate for as much sibling time together as possible. On a side note for the caregiver, if there are no…
About The Reviewer: Rachael Rathe
Rachael B. Rathe is an East Tennessee native with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child & Family Studies from The University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has worked in mental health since 2013 and in foster care/adoptions for a private provider agency since 2014. Rachael was inspired to work in the field after working with children and teens on a volunteer basis 2008 – 2013. Rachael’s ideal self-care day involves snuggling on a couch with her kitties (Tabitha, Fergus, and Rufus) while enjoying a good movie or book. She also enjoys galavanting around conventions concerning all things nerd and geekery.
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