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Category: Training

  • Families will be asked to meet with a social worker and undergo criminal and child abuse record checks.
  • Before the children arrive, families are required to attend a host family preparation session. The session will include hosting recommendations by professionals who work with post-institutionalized children, as well as families who have hosted older children.
  • Families will be given a Profile of the Older Post-Institutionalized Child, a Child Talk language guide, and a recommended reading list.
  • While the children are here, families have access to a social worker and are paired with a "buddy" to help them with should questions arise.


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