The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families has one of the largest collections of books, tapes, and DVDs on adoption and foster care-related issues in the Midwest. Wisconsin families and professionals are welcome to check out materials from our library. They will be shipped to you with a postage-paid return envelope.

You may check out four (4) items at a time and keep them for three (3) weeks. You can help us serve more people by sending along a check for the amount of postage if possible.

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail info@coalitionforcyf.org. Thanks for visiting.

Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center

Wisconsin Waiver Services for Children Post-Adoption

Children with developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities may qualify for Wisconsin’s Waiver Programs. This tip sheet provides a basic overview of those programs and how to find out of your child qualifies for any of the waiver programs.   Download PDF   Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & FamiliesAdditional Author: Post Adoption Resource Center of […]

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care

Vulnerable children often benefit from therapy. There are many types of therapeutic options out there; here we offer some pointers on some of the types of therapeutic interventions, what your role as the parent is, and red flags to notice when working with a therapist.   Download PDF   Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & […]

Depression in Teens Who Were Adopted: What Families Need to Know

Sometimes it’s hard to know what is considered typical teenage behavior and what requires some extra attention. This tip sheet focuses on whether your teen may be going through a temporary phase or, instead, may be suffering from teen depression. Included are a definition of depression, some potential risk factors to be aware of, and […]

Autism Spectrum Disorders

This is an introductory informational sheet about autism spectrum disorder. Common behaviors are shared, as well as how it is diagnosed and what you can do if you suspect your child is showing signs of this disorder.   Download PDF   Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & FamiliesAdditional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center

Fostering Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

There are many joys and challenges in caring for a child with special health care needs. This tip sheet contains ideas on how to be an effective advocate and contains several resources you can utilize.   Download PDF   Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & FamiliesAdditional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center

Fostering Children and Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) can be a challenging disorder to diagnose and to parent. This tip sheet includes types and characteristics of FAS, as well as suggested parenting techniques you can try with your child.   Download PDF   Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & FamiliesAdditional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center

Caring for a Child with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Knowing how to care for child who is suffering from the effects of withdrawal from drugs can be frightening, confusing, or overwhelming. These little ones suffer from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and will likely need to spend some time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before they can go home with a caregiver. Babies […]

Helping to Heal Invisible Hurts: The Impact of In-utero Stress & Trauma

Now more than ever, science is helping us to understand that stress during pregnancy affects the baby in both immediate and long term ways. Just as we’ve come to understand that drug or alcohol consumption during pregnancy impacts the developing fetus, we also need to understand the impact of emotional states, such as fear, during […]

I Thought I’d Be Happy: Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome

The process of adoption has often been described as a journey or an adventure, full of both the expected and the unexpected. It’s no wonder, then, that everyone involved sometimes finds themselves caught up in a whirlwind of emotions – both positive and negative – during the process and after an adoption has been finalized. […]