Fostering a child
Helpful information for carers, such as dealing with challenging behaviour, trauma, maintaining ties to culture, case planning, health, school, Life Story Work
Raising tweens and teens: a guide for foster carers
Life with tweens and teenagers can have its ups and downs as they face those growing years! Caring for a teen can be tough at times and there’s always room for new ideas.
The ChildStory: Caring for kids website has lots of informative articles and advice for carers, including:
Raising Tweens and Teens: A Guide for Carers and Caseworkers is a helpful, downloadable and printable resource for foster and kinship carers of pre-teens and teenagers in out-of-home care. It provides useful tips and ideas to support carers with the day to day and the more challenging issues. It also includes a Help directory and a carer toolkit.
You can find printable sections dedicated to each stage of the teenage years: