Please use 15 minutes (or as much time as needed) for summing up what you worked with between the last session and this one:
• Did you succeed in learning and reflecting on teenage issues and how to help the young person manage the transition from foster care to life outside the foster family?
• What was easy to do and what was difficult?
Our professional competences from the learning process

Competences to be exercised
  • Making a systematic evaluation of your development as foster parents

Theme of the session
In session 15 you will study the outcome of your work with this training in four different areas:

  • The general development of the foster child and the child/caregiver relations
  • Foster parents’ competences regarding theory and practices in child care
  • The relations between the foster parents and the daily social network
  • The relations with the local environment and decision makers

The topic of this session is to reflect and discuss your foster care development:
When you compare the starting point of this FAIRstart training with your present status:
how did the training affect our ability to care for foster care children?
Have you created a foster family which is more social, more professional in its way of working and more able to offer a professional secure base for the children?
How did the training and how does your foster care affect you as a family?
If you are a single foster parent, please reflect – by yourself – on your personal development and competences.

Aims of the session
To compare your care giving status at the start of the training with your present status in the above mentioned four different areas.