Welcome to UVic Libraries! My name is Pia Russell, and I'm UVic's Education Librarian. Throughout this guide I've outlined resources held by UVic Libraries on the teaching of adoption and foster care families, as an additional resource.
This guide was developed by Langara Library Technician Practicum Student, Shannon Hayes. Shannon completed two successful practicum terms with UVic Libraries in 2018 and 2019. Thanks for all your great work Shannon!
Adoptive and Foster Care Families
Families today are created through a multitude of methods and it isn't possible to plan lessons based on one type or image of a family. It is important to consider all types of families when developing lesson plans that focus on family, which is part of the BC Core Competency - Positive Personal and Cultural Identity Competency Profiles. For families built through adoption, or where children are in a foster care family, assignments about family history and background can be difficult from a practical and emotional standpoint. This guide provides some resources regarding this topic.
Your course instructors are the best sources of information for an introduction to lesson planning and assignments that would need consideration of topics such as adoption, and foster care. Ask them for their recommendations for useful introductory resources.
Let me know if you have recommendations for additional resources to be listed on this guide, I am always looking for great new resources.