Course overview

From Group Care to Family Life:
Supporting the Transition

Dr. Heineman gives us an overview of how trauma affects a child's development, behavior, ability to negotiate rules and expectations, and build relationships. She also provides guidance on how to navigate a number of key phases in the successful transition from group care to a new foster family, including how to help youth understand a family's unique culture and unspoken agreements; how to set consistent expectations; how to manage the inevitable limit-testing; and how to reassure youth who have been bounced from placement to placement that "this time it's real."