Webinar: Prudent Parenting-Implementation of the Strengthening Families Act Normalcy Provisions


As part of their capacity building efforts, Advocates for Families First offers a series of free webinars designed for leaders of support groups and organizations that work with kinship, foster, and adoptive families. All are welcome to participate.

To register for upcoming webinars or view a recording of past webinars see the Advocates for Families First website.

October 5, 2016
Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST (12:00 noon CST)
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5730440571540114689

What child doesn’t want to play on a Little League team, go on a school field trip or sleep overnight with friends? What teen doesn’t dream of getting a driver’s license, earning money at a part time job and attending the prom? Many of us can remember how foundational these and similar experiences were in our own formative years, yet these same experiences have often been denied to children in foster care. The recent Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act includes provisions related to “normalcy” for children and youth in foster care, and “reasonable and prudent” decision-making for caregivers. What do these standards mean? How can they be implemented so that children and youth have opportunities to grow and thrive, gaining experiences, skills and memories that will last a lifetime? This session will provide basics about the law and practical guidelines for successful implementation including concrete examples and decision-making tools.

Presented by:

  • Sue Badeau, president of the North American Council on Adoptable Children, nationally known speaker, writer and consultant, has worked closely with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Casey Family Programs and was the Deputy Director of the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Sue and her husband, Hector, have twenty-two children by birth and adoption and have also served as foster parents and kin caregivers.

Advocates for Families First is a partnership of the North American Council on Adoptable Children, the National Foster Parent Association, and Generations United.


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