Partners: Adoption in the Classroom


Adoption in the Classroom

It’s that time of year: school’s in session, the air is getting crisp, summer activities are at an end, and homework and after-school activities are taking their place. For families, the routines change overnight; mornings may seem more chaotic and evenings are full and busy. For children and youth in foster care, heading back to school may be a challenging time. Some children in out-of-home care may be with new families and they might be starting the year at a new school and in a new classroom. Parents of children who were adopted wonder if they should let schools know about their child’s adoption story. Meanwhile, the children wonder what they should share (or not share) with their classmates – and if anyone will ask them questions that they may feel uncomfortable about or don’t know how to answer.

Articles include:

  • Teaching Trauma in the Classroom
  • Adopting in the Classroom: Sharing with Your Child’s Teacher
  • The Individualized Educational Program (IEP) Process–An Overview
  • Peer to Peer: How to Help Children Answer Questions about Their Adoption Stories


Download: Partners Fall 2014

Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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