This meeting will help caregivers examine working in partnership with the child welfare agency as they explore their role in child and family team meetings and reports of abuse and neglect. They will also learn the importance of support systems. This meeting provides the participants with an overview of reunification and adoption and identifies ways in which kinship caregivers can support permanency planning.
Week five we conclude by focusing on the concepts of permanency and the idea of a forever home and forever family. We watch the movie Meet the Robinsons and revisit the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. The children recall the sequence of events in the book and discuss life changes each child has gone through in the past five weeks. We work on a butterfly craft with glittered material including construction paper, paint, scissors, confetti, googly eyes, and pipe-cleaners. The butterfly project signifies growth and positive change. We read the book "We Belong Together" and complete Inside My Heart Puzzles. We finish All About Me Lifebooks.