Learning to Let Go: Coping With Reunification Anxiety

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From the moment a child enters your home, the fear of reunification can also move in. How will you say goodbye? Will the child be returning to a safe and stable environment? How will the other kids in your care react when this child leaves? The first goal of foster care is often reunification. And, while you may have known that this was the goal from the start, that doesn’t mean that, when the time comes to say goodbye, anxiety can’t happen.

 

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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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