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Activities for Staff and Teens:

Click here to download a lesson you can use with teens about building trusting relationships with foster parents, using the story "Building Trust, Brick by Brick."

Click here to download a lesson for using the same story in staff or foster parent training.

Activities for Parent and Foster Parent Support Groups or Parenting Classes:

Click here to download a discussion guide about how foster parents can overcome conflict with birth parents and help children maintain their connection to birth parents. This guide uses Queenie Butler's story "She's Still Your Mother."

Click here to download a discussion guide about how birth parents can help their children by maintaining contact with foster parents after reunification. This guide uses Wanda Chambers' story "Forever Family."

See risemagazine.org for more stories and lessons that you can use in parenting classes and support groups.