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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Building a Circle of Restorative Relationships

This diagram was created by foster care alumna Lisa Dickson. It has been used in training youth, foster parents and child welfare professionals.

If anyone reading this blog were to suddenly move to a new state, they would need to develop a new circle of relationships for themselves.

Foster care youth frequently move from one place to another... Regardless of their ultimate placement, it is vital for them to develop the skills to surround themselves with trustworthy, helpful people.

Child welfare policies need to support -- rather than hindering -- this process.

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