Engaging with Educators: #FosterChat Recap

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On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. April’s topic was on engaging with educators in foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 400,000 potential impressions, reaching 17,756 people.

If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss Youth Trainsitioning to Adulthood on Wednesday, May 9 at Noon (CST). Below is our recap of this month’s chat.

Q1: What’s the role of educators in Foster Care?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: When kids first enter foster care, how can foster parents open up lines of communication with educators?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How can foster and birth parents collaborate with educators to create the best possible outcomes for children?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: What challenges do foster children face in the classroom?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: What does a trauma sensitive classroom look like?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: What does a trauma sensitive school environment look like?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: How can educators adjust their lesson plans to be sensitive to the experiences of foster children?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: How can educators support children in foster care?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

Thank you to our growing community for sharing such thoughtful answers during our chat! We look forward to seeing you again in May!

Learn more about becoming a foster parent at GrowHope.net!

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