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Supporting Children in Foster Care

Resource Collection

This collection of resources is designed to help child welfare professionals better support foster youth and their caregivers. Curated with handouts, videos, and online trainings, this collection uses evidence-based behavior management strategies and resilience-promoting parenting skills that help reduce placements for children in LA County’s welfare system, while also promoting family and individual development.

Explore a selection of handouts from the collection below.

Generously supported by
Pritzker Foster Care Initiative


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Printable Tools

Normative Sexual Development

This handout includes discussion tips and information to support caregivers in feeling more comfortable having conversations with their young people about sexual development milestones.

Available in Spanish.

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Quick Tips: Trauma Sensitive Communication

As a provider, communication with clients is foundational in building trusting and stable relationships. This guide outlines the elements of trauma sensitive communication and gives examples of how to implement it in practice and daily life.

Available in Spanish.

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Understanding a Baby's Cry: How to Support Caregivers

Although crying is a normal part of a baby’s development, it can become overwhelming for caregivers. This sheet helps caregivers feel more informed and confident when caring for a frequently crying baby.

Available in Spanish.

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Navigating bedwetting can often become an overwhelming experience for caregivers. This video explores some of the common causes of bedwetting and provides strategies for addressing it.

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Using trauma and resilience informed skills helps engage individuals in ways that empower them and provide connection. This video highlights why trauma sensitive communication is important and how to implement it professionally and personally.

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