LifebookIntroduction to Lifebooks   for the Foster Child
LIFEBOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE    Foster Parents Society of             Ontario
A LIFEBOOK IS....• A memory record• A scrapbook history of a child‟s life• A picture and written record of the foster chil...
WHY A LIFEBOOK?• To provide each child with a continuing record of  his/her life. Dates places, photos provide  memories• ...
WHO IS A LIFEBOOK FOR?• Any foster child who comes into your home.  Whether for a month or years. Natural children  too wi...
WHO IS A LIFEBOOK FOR?• The Lifebook album is to become the child‟s  possession once old enough to be trusted with the  co...
COST• Cost of creating a Lifebook will vary with the  materials used. An elaborate scrapbook with  purchased cutouts and f...
HOW DO I START?• Ideally start the day a foster child arrives in your  home.• Take a picture of him/her as soon as possibl...
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!Start the day the child moves in              OrStart today. It is never too late.              Foste...
WHAT TO PUT IN THE         LIFEBOOK  Pictures....Pictures....Pictures• It is important for the child to have pictures of  ...
WHAT TO PUT IN THE         LIFEBOOK• Sports events: remember the big events like  tournaments and snap pictures at practic...
WHAT TO PUT IN THE         LIFEBOOK• Try to get pictures from biological family. If  they are reluctant, then, with social...
FILL IN THE PAST• Once you have a beginning, go back and fill in as  much as possible of the past.• Some children who are ...
FILL IN THE PAST• Record any other significant events known in  child‟s history.• Biological Parents: If appropriate ask f...
FILL IN THE PAST• Get copies: birth certificates, SIN no.,  documents, medical records, history of illnesses,  hospital vi...
FILL IN THE PAST• Photos of social workers and dates involved.• Awards; from school, sport events, clubs, etc.• Memorabili...
FILL IN THE PAST• Any letters the child has received. Write your  child a letter welcoming him to your family, or tell  hi...
FILL IN THE PAST• Get permission to glean any information available  from school OSR.  We had a 12 year old foster son wit...
FILL IN THE PAST• The Lifebook can include diary-like entries of  little episodes that can make us laugh and have a  good ...
ENGAGE YOUR FOSTER    CHILD IN THE LIFEBOOK• Encourage your child to participate as much as is age  appropriate.• For youn...
ENGAGE YOUR FOSTER   CHILD IN THE LIFEBOOK• Some teens might really enjoy working on this  project, others may be disinter...
A VERY IMPORTANT PART       OF LIFEBOOK IS…• As you create this book with your child, make it a  therapeutic process.•    ...
A VERY IMPORTANT PART      OF LIFEBOOK IS• Encourage her/him to share feelings about  present situation also.• Revisit thi...
PICTURES• Most cameras offer you the option of having a  date stamp appear right on the picture.• Digital photos have made...
PICTURESIf you have digital camera and a CD OR DVDburner keep a copy of your child‟s photos onCD/DVD . (Be sure to make ex...
PICTURESIf you have a very good photo-quality printer anduse good quality photo paper you can produce yourown photos at ho...
Don‟t be tempted into thinking that havingvideotapes and CD copies of pictures is enough.There is nothing that can replace...
MATERIALS FOR A            LIFEBOOK• Three ring binder everything!! - A loose-leaf  style scrapbook is imperative!•   It c...
MATERIALS FOR A          LIFEBOOK• You have a choice of the regular school/office  size three ring binder.                ...
MATERIALS FOR A        LIFEBOOKThere are some advantages to using theschool type three ring binder:   • readily available ...
MATERIALS FOR A        LIFEBOOKYou can make a very personalized Lifebook usingthe three ring binder that is sold with a cl...
MATERIALS FOR A        LIFEBOOKZippered 3 ring binders – are ideal as theyprovide extra security for all the valuablememor...
MATERIALS FOR A          LIFEBOOKMost children will flip through these Lifebooksmany times - be sure your creation is stur...
MATERIALS FOR A            LIFEBOOK• Self sticking photo pages are fine for  photos.• Other types of inserts will be neede...
MATERIALS FOR A        LIFEBOOKClear plastic loose leaf sheetprotectors are great for photos andfor documents, artwork etc...
MATERIALS FOR A          LIFEBOOK            How to use clear plastic         sheet protectors for photos.Using colored (o...
Pocket Pages    Plastic sheet inserts with 4 clear pockets per page    are designed for photos but can be used to add all ...
CD Pocket Pages• If you are making your child a CD collection of his  photos in addition to his Lifebook add a single CD  ...
Full Size Envelope Pocket with a   Flap on the Side or the Top• Designed to hold bulky things or several  sheets of paper....
Colorful Background Sheets       for Your Pictures• If you wish to mount your pictures on interesting  background sheets t...
Colorful Background Sheets       for Your Pictures• Girls will also find all their sports, outdoor  activities, girly thin...
Colorful Background Sheets     for Your Pictures            Foster Parents Society of                     Ontario
StickersNo Lifebook is complete without a fullcomplement of stickers!!They can be found at the dollar store and inalmost a...
SOURCES FOR MATERIALS    FOR LIFEBOOKS Department, craft and office supply stores such as : Walmart, Zellers, Staples, Off...
SCRAPBOOKING• If you choose to put together a creative visual  memory book Lifebook you can use many  scrapbooking supplie...
SCRAPBOOKING• You need not be a „crafty‟ person to help your  child have an exquisite display of her/his life.  Simply add...
Examples• Birthday Party: Centre the picture of child  and cake and surround with pictures of guests and  games etc. Lock ...
Examples• “Our Trip to Wonderland”: Danny ate too many  treats and had to rest for a while. The day ended  after lots of f...
More ideas:• Make a collage of birthday gift wrap and cards -  one or two page spread depending on amount of  supplies and...
USING SOFTWARE TO MAKE      SCRAPBOOK PAGES• To carry the process another step, if you have a  graphic layout program such...
Whether your child‟s Lifebook is a plain jane or an exquisite piece of artwork –   THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO PROVIDE A    ...
MEMENTO BOXSome children come into care with „precious‟mementos items too bulky for a Lifebook- andcontinue to collect ite...
MEMENTO BOXThe memento box can be any size box that youfeel is manageable - based on your own storagespace or child‟s stor...
MEMENTO BOXThe important thing is to provide the child a safearea to keep items important to him/her -sentimental items (w...
STORING YOUR LIFEBOOK CREATION MATERIALSAs your collection of background papers, snip-itsof interesting stick-ons and shee...
STORING YOUR LIFEBOOK  CREATION MATERIALSSlip the various sheets of background paper into thepockets and do the same with ...
CONCLUSIONThe Lifebook is an important book  – for recorded history,  – to show friends, family; and  – to provide lasting...
Links• We have provided you with printable pages that  you can use to add to your child‟s Lifebook.• These pages can be sa...
Links to            Printable PagesClick on selection for downloadable AdobeAcrobat (PDF) Printable pages.About Me        ...
Course CertificateIf you wish to receive a Course Certificate,please do the following:Complete the registration form, test...
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  1. 1. LifebookIntroduction to Lifebooks for the Foster Child
  2. 2. LIFEBOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  3. 3. A LIFEBOOK IS....• A memory record• A scrapbook history of a child‟s life• A picture and written record of the foster child‟s journey though life• A collection of photos, memorabilia, awards, records and history assembled in chronological order.• Lifebooks can be as simple or as elaborate as you like depending on your own talents, available time and the interest of the child in adding his/her own work to the book. The important thing is that your child has a record to keep into adulthood. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  4. 4. WHY A LIFEBOOK?• To provide each child with a continuing record of his/her life. Dates places, photos provide memories• To establish memories of their place in the foster family• To have a history of themselves to help make sense of their own lives• To have something tangible to share with others: biological family, friends, therapists etc.• A medium to help children to express their feelings about the past and the present. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  5. 5. WHO IS A LIFEBOOK FOR?• Any foster child who comes into your home. Whether for a month or years. Natural children too will appreciate having their own Lifebooks. The Lifebook is usually compiled by the foster parents with the foster child assisting and providing input as is appropriate for their age.• Some children will arrive from another home with a Lifebook - which you can then help the child maintain.• Some will arrive with a collection of pictures, and precious mementos. The foster parent can show the child how he/she will help preserve these precious things. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  6. 6. WHO IS A LIFEBOOK FOR?• The Lifebook album is to become the child‟s possession once old enough to be trusted with the contents. As time passes there will be a series of albums.• The Lifebook is for the child and if he/she is too young or irresponsible to keep with his/her belongings then the child should have easy access to it.• If foster child moves be sure new family is informed of the Lifebook, or place it with the social worker. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  7. 7. COST• Cost of creating a Lifebook will vary with the materials used. An elaborate scrapbook with purchased cutouts and fancy papers will obviously cost more than a home created scrapbook. The book does not need to be costly but will certainly be a valuable creation for your child.• Most Agencies will refund the cost of basic materials such as the binder, pages and a limited number of photos. Check with your Agency to see what costs can be reimbursed. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  8. 8. HOW DO I START?• Ideally start the day a foster child arrives in your home.• Take a picture of him/her as soon as possible.• Record tidbits of info about the first day to put in the Lifebook.• For younger children you could measure his/her height and trace the hand• Keep records etc from that day forward. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  9. 9. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE!Start the day the child moves in OrStart today. It is never too late. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  10. 10. WHAT TO PUT IN THE LIFEBOOK Pictures....Pictures....Pictures• It is important for the child to have pictures of him/her self interacting with foster family and biological family if available. (Bio family can take pictures at visits or social worker can take pics of bio family together.• Holiday pictures: Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, family outings. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  11. 11. WHAT TO PUT IN THE LIFEBOOK• Sports events: remember the big events like tournaments and snap pictures at practices and informal events too.• Going bowling? Bring along the camera and snap a picture of the family having fun together.• Pictures of everyday events: Bike riding, pumpkin carving, swimming, digging in the sandbox.• Memories of the child being a part of the family. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  12. 12. WHAT TO PUT IN THE LIFEBOOK• Try to get pictures from biological family. If they are reluctant, then, with social workers assistance the pictures could be borrowed and copied.• CAS files can also be a source of historical pictures. These pictures of good family interactions will stir memories for decades to come. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  13. 13. FILL IN THE PAST• Once you have a beginning, go back and fill in as much as possible of the past.• Some children who are being moved from one home to another will arrive with a Lifebook and all you will have to do is upkeep.• Others will need you to do the research and compile as much as possible of the past for him/her.• Read your child‟s CAS file, and ask social worker what information you can record in child‟s Lifebook. Some recommend including the specific reasons why the child was placed in foster care - check with child‟s social worker before recording any facts. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  14. 14. FILL IN THE PAST• Record any other significant events known in child‟s history.• Biological Parents: If appropriate ask for anecdotes of child‟s life with bio parents; ask for developmental history. (birth weight, age walking etc.)• Lock of hair.• Add a family tree of the biological family. Add their birth dates, information on foster childs siblings ages, names, dates of birth.• On another page add a family tree of your family including your foster child. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  15. 15. FILL IN THE PAST• Get copies: birth certificates, SIN no., documents, medical records, history of illnesses, hospital visits, surgeries etc.• Facts: All places, towns, schools attended, foster homes, bio parents history with child, dates he/she lived with which parent or both, schools attended.• Child can add a sheet with likes and dislikes and his/her best friends, favourite activities. (Date this as information will change at different ages) Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  16. 16. FILL IN THE PAST• Photos of social workers and dates involved.• Awards; from school, sport events, clubs, etc.• Memorabilia i.e. Ticket stubs from movies, special events, legend/map of Wonderland or the Zoo, etc.• Don‟t forget to record dates, locations and names of everything! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  17. 17. FILL IN THE PAST• Any letters the child has received. Write your child a letter welcoming him to your family, or tell him how much he belongs in your family.• If child is moved include goodbye letters Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  18. 18. FILL IN THE PAST• Get permission to glean any information available from school OSR. We had a 12 year old foster son with no pictures of his early years. From his OSR we were able to get the information of his moves (with bio family) as the dates and schools were all listed and the contact person indicated which parent he was living with. The school allowed me to borrow the only picture on his file-age 5. We had a reprint made. That picture was very important to our foster son. It was all he had of his childhood. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  19. 19. FILL IN THE PAST• The Lifebook can include diary-like entries of little episodes that can make us laugh and have a good feeling about the past.• Children with Overseas Orphanage history: If possible provide pictures of orphanage, information about the geographical area and information about the reasons he/she was adopted. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  20. 20. ENGAGE YOUR FOSTER CHILD IN THE LIFEBOOK• Encourage your child to participate as much as is age appropriate.• For young children record their comments, and their cute sayings as well.• Older children can be encouraged to draw or write about feelings, memories, etc.• As much as the child is interested encourage him/her to take a part in the entire Lifebook process, from purchasing materials such as stickers and pretty paper, to choosing what to put in the Lifebook (special artwork, pictures he likes best, etc). Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  21. 21. ENGAGE YOUR FOSTER CHILD IN THE LIFEBOOK• Some teens might really enjoy working on this project, others may be disinterested and the foster parent will need to make the record for him/her. Whether the teen is interested or not the Lifebook is still an important part of his/her history. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  22. 22. A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF LIFEBOOK IS…• As you create this book with your child, make it a therapeutic process.• Engage your child in sharing memories, or talking about feelings.• Encourage him/her to write down, or draw pictures about things that have happened or how he/she feels about things. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  23. 23. A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF LIFEBOOK IS• Encourage her/him to share feelings about present situation also.• Revisit this exercise at various times as the feelings and memories will often be different at different stages in life. Give your child every opportunity to express his/her feelings. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  24. 24. PICTURES• Most cameras offer you the option of having a date stamp appear right on the picture.• Digital photos have made memory keeping even easier. We can see our pictures before developing and discard the poor ones which can be a $ saving feature when having pictures developed.• Whether you use digital or 35 mm most developers can provide you a copy of your pictures on CD Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  25. 25. PICTURESIf you have digital camera and a CD OR DVDburner keep a copy of your child‟s photos onCD/DVD . (Be sure to make extra copies forarchives since CDs tend to scratch).At least once per year copy all the child‟s photosto a CD/DVD and label with the year.Provide a pocket in his Lifebook to keep theCD/DVD safe. Some children that have access toa computer will enjoy looking at their picturecollection on the computer. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  26. 26. PICTURESIf you have a very good photo-quality printer anduse good quality photo paper you can produce yourown photos at home. Using cropping and red eyetools can give you a professional quality photo. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  27. 27. Don‟t be tempted into thinking that havingvideotapes and CD copies of pictures is enough.There is nothing that can replace the Lifebook. It can easily be shared, is portable, no hardware is required to view; and it provides a place to chronologically add mementos, documents, awards, ribbons, letters, cards and special artwork.. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  28. 28. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOK• Three ring binder everything!! - A loose-leaf style scrapbook is imperative!• It can be easily rearranged.• Additions can be made in chronological order Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  29. 29. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOK• You have a choice of the regular school/office size three ring binder. or• The larger scrapbook size binders sold specifically for scrapbooks and photo albums Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  30. 30. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOKThere are some advantages to using theschool type three ring binder: • readily available at most office supply stores and department stores • economically priced • All the add-ins like pocket sheets and clear protective pockets are readily available for this size binder • Convenient size - i.e. It can easily be packed in a travel bag, will fit on a shelf or in a drawer; as compared to the awkward scrapbook size which requires much more space. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  31. 31. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOKYou can make a very personalized Lifebook usingthe three ring binder that is sold with a clearpocket on the front cover. These are designed foryou to personalize.You can add a picture and caption of your childor your child can prepare aspecial piece of artworkfor the cover.Use your imagination! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  32. 32. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOKZippered 3 ring binders – are ideal as theyprovide extra security for all the valuablememorabilia stored in the Lifebook. They arequite portable without risk of the contentsgetting wet or lost. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  33. 33. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOKMost children will flip through these Lifebooksmany times - be sure your creation is sturdy! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  34. 34. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOK• Self sticking photo pages are fine for photos.• Other types of inserts will be needed for all the rest of the interesting stuff that can be added. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  35. 35. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOKClear plastic loose leaf sheetprotectors are great for photos andfor documents, artwork etc. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  36. 36. MATERIALS FOR A LIFEBOOK How to use clear plastic sheet protectors for photos.Using colored (or white) sheet paper for backgroundarrange photos on sheet (use acid free glue stick).Add typed or handwritten text to fill in details. Dothe same thing on another sheet. Put sheets backto back and slide into the sheet protector so thereare photos displayed on each side of the page. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  37. 37. Pocket Pages Plastic sheet inserts with 4 clear pockets per page are designed for photos but can be used to add all kinds of mementos:• Business cards of significance,• School ID cards (high school)• Library cards,• Small birth certificate copy,• Award pins,• Medals,• Ticket stubs. You can tape the tops of the pocket shut if there is risk of contents falling out. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  38. 38. CD Pocket Pages• If you are making your child a CD collection of his photos in addition to his Lifebook add a single CD page in chronological order whenever you have compiled a CD.• Be sure to mark child‟s name and date on the CD (permanent markers can be used to write directly on the CD) Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  39. 39. Full Size Envelope Pocket with a Flap on the Side or the Top• Designed to hold bulky things or several sheets of paper. The flap will have a Velcro seal.• Good for mementos - anything a child would like to keep.• Thickness is still a consideration for inclusion in a book.• (See Memento Boxes below for discussion of keeping larger objects) Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  40. 40. Colorful Background Sheets for Your Pictures• If you wish to mount your pictures on interesting background sheets they can be purchased in single sheets with an endless number of themes from “princesses to biking”.• Boys will love all the sports theme and outdoor theme paper that is available to use as a background for pictures about themselves doing these activities. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  41. 41. Colorful Background Sheets for Your Pictures• Girls will also find all their sports, outdoor activities, girly things, etc in paper.• Look for seasonal themes too, paper with tropical fish as a background for pictures of beach play or swimming in the pool. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  42. 42. Colorful Background Sheets for Your Pictures Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  43. 43. StickersNo Lifebook is complete without a fullcomplement of stickers!!They can be found at the dollar store and inalmost any department store. You can puttogether a simple album or dress it up withlots of graphics, stickers and color. The important thing is that your child hashis own book about his life to help her/himfeel he belongs and his life is important! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  44. 44. SOURCES FOR MATERIALS FOR LIFEBOOKS Department, craft and office supply stores such as : Walmart, Zellers, Staples, Office Depot, Micheals, even dollar stores all carry many supplies to keep the Lifebook in good order and creatively put together. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  45. 45. SCRAPBOOKING• If you choose to put together a creative visual memory book Lifebook you can use many scrapbooking supplies that are now readily available at the above mentioned stores.• There are a wealth of on-line sites offering ideas and materials via the internet. Search under “Scrapbooking”. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  46. 46. SCRAPBOOKING• You need not be a „crafty‟ person to help your child have an exquisite display of her/his life. Simply adding a few appropriate theme stickers to the pages of photos will add excitement and charm.• Using colored background paper and adding your own art will give your child extra visual pleasure. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  47. 47. Examples• Birthday Party: Centre the picture of child and cake and surround with pictures of guests and games etc. Lock it in with coordinating colors (background paper) stickers of party themes. Then type or handwrite the party details. Kids love the little anecdotes - (Mary‟s favourite gift, or the dog chewed the wrapping paper etc).• Fishing: A fishing picture of your son proudly displaying his 3 inch fish with the caption “Danny shows off the Catch of the Day” Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  48. 48. Examples• “Our Trip to Wonderland”: Danny ate too many treats and had to rest for a while. The day ended after lots of fun and a ride on the Pirate Ship.• You can cut pictures into interesting shapes or angles. This adds interest and trims away unnecessary background. Give them happy memories to think about. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  49. 49. More ideas:• Make a collage of birthday gift wrap and cards - one or two page spread depending on amount of supplies and pictures to use. Then use this collage as background for pictures of the birthday. Add details like dates, names, etc. typed or written on separate paper and glued on.• Use acid free glue sticks (most are).Then slip the pages into the plastic loose leaf sheet protectors and voila! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  50. 50. USING SOFTWARE TO MAKE SCRAPBOOK PAGES• To carry the process another step, if you have a graphic layout program such as CorelDraw, you can create complete scrapbook pages on your computer and then print them using your photo quality printer and the photo paper.• Using clipart and adding text to the pages gives you all in one. There are many clipart sites available on the internet and CorelDraw (and other graphic programs) come with a clipart library also. These programs can put colorful borders on the pages or add frames around the pictures.• Print the pages and slip into the clear plastic sheet protectors. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  51. 51. Whether your child‟s Lifebook is a plain jane or an exquisite piece of artwork – THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO PROVIDE A RECORD A CELEBRATION OF HIS/HER LIFE IN BOOK FORM• Try to include fun details that will provide smiles and happy memories in the years ahead.• The stories you write, the funny tales you tell of his/her life will delight and encourage and help paint a picture of life as it was. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  52. 52. MEMENTO BOXSome children come into care with „precious‟mementos items too bulky for a Lifebook- andcontinue to collect items that they cannot partwith . For these kids a memento box works wellin addition to the Lifebook - which just cannot beignored! Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  53. 53. MEMENTO BOXThe memento box can be any size box that youfeel is manageable - based on your own storagespace or child‟s storage area: – it can be a Rubbermaid Tub, – a purchased decorated storage box, – a simple shoebox - plain or child decorated; or – a basket with a cover. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  54. 54. MEMENTO BOXThe important thing is to provide the child a safearea to keep items important to him/her -sentimental items (we‟re not talking aboutJohnny‟s hockey card collection here!).In our home, once a box size has been agreedupon, that is “the box” and once it is full,decisions have to be made as to what to keep andwhat to dispose of . Some children could easily filla room with boxes of sentimental stuff. The childmight need some coaxing but this needs to be thechild‟s decision. Gently help the child decide whatis really important and what can be discarded. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  55. 55. STORING YOUR LIFEBOOK CREATION MATERIALSAs your collection of background papers, snip-itsof interesting stick-ons and sheets of stickersgrows it can be a challenge to keep themorganized and readily available without incurringdamage.Make yourself a materials binder using a threering binder and the same clear plastic protectivepages that you use in the Lifebook. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  56. 56. STORING YOUR LIFEBOOK CREATION MATERIALSSlip the various sheets of background paper into thepockets and do the same with the stickers.If you have a great variety of pages it might besimpler to put all sports theme papers in one pocket,all birthday themes in another pocket. The same withthe stickers. They can be divided into Boys, Girls,Birthdays, Summer (for things like camping andfishing stickers and swimming) Winter, Christmas,Easter, Halloween, etc.When you or your child are looking for materials todress up your Lifebook pages they are readilyavailable without having to rifle through a box andrisking crumpling or damage to these materials. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  57. 57. CONCLUSIONThe Lifebook is an important book – for recorded history, – to show friends, family; and – to provide lasting memories. Remember Lifebooks are works in progress. They should be regularly updated with new information, fun activities the child has enjoyed, sports involved in, etc. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  58. 58. Links• We have provided you with printable pages that you can use to add to your child‟s Lifebook.• These pages can be saved on your computer and printed for use with your foster children.• Choose any pages that you think are appropriate for your child.• “This is my House” is available in two choices: An apartment and a house. Help your child fill in these pages or use them as a starting idea to encourage your child to make his own page with drawings and comments. Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  59. 59. Links to Printable PagesClick on selection for downloadable AdobeAcrobat (PDF) Printable pages.About Me IntroductionAwards Bio FamilyMy House My Apt. Bldg.Happy Foster FamilySad Like DoingWishes Entire Collection Foster Parents Society of Ontario
  60. 60. Course CertificateIf you wish to receive a Course Certificate,please do the following:Complete the registration form, test and courseevaluation by clicking below;Submit to us via e-mail by clicking the “SUBMIT”button.A Course Certificate will be emailed to you uponsuccessful completion of the test. A mark of 85%or higher is required.Thank-you for your interest in this online trainingcourse Foster Parents Society of Ontario

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