By Helene Buisson. Kids Room. Published at Monday, April 15th, 2019 - 05:46:00 AM.
Many people have asked us to write a post with tips for preparing a room for a placement. Given the popularity of our Foster Care Wishlist post, and the request for a room specific post, we decided to make it happen. Here are some steps to go through so that you are more prepared than we were! Also its a great way to keep your hands busy while you wait for the call.
Communication Board – Talking can be intimidating. Using a communication board or a worry board, for children in crisis can keep a line of communication open without them needing to talk. This does not have to be a public board. A small dry erase board in the child’s bedroom works well. I like to have it close to their bed, so they can easily jot down what they are thinking about while going to sleep.
With foster care you can’t be certain what race the children placed with you will be. You can get a vague idea by looking at the demographics of your community, but you can’t be certain. Stock up on books that depict as many different children and families as possible. Buy dolls, action figures, and movies that depict diversity.
For a foster child or young person a new placement can be daunting, exciting, nerve-wracking and much more. Before your foster child arrives you will be trying to get as prepared to make the transition as smooth as possible. Preparing the child or young person’s bedroom is a very important part of this and here are a few tips to help you prepare and set up their room.
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