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

FAW: Talking about Children & Youth with Special Needs

Person-First Language: Talking about Children and Youth with Special Needs Imagine walking into a room full of people you don’t know. In a situation like this, you want to put your best foot forward, to make a good first impression. But, then imagine that everything about you that may be unflattering or negative were visible […]

FAW: Circles of Support

Circles of Support: Caregivers Need Care, Too When you think of why you became a foster parent, and the traits that you possess that help you on your journey, what comes to mind? Dedication? Compassion? Nurturing? Those and other strengths are the qualities that make you the great foster parent you are! However, these same […]

FAW: Focus on Fathers

Focus on Fathers Let’s be honest, foster dads don’t often get their due recognition. There aren’t many foster dad support groups or “Dad’s Night Out” for foster dads. But the truth is, foster dads are out there, in full force, providing invaluable love,  nurturing, and guidance to children and youth in care. Download: FAW Summer […]

FAW: The Importance of Sibling Relationships

The Importance of Sibling Relationships The focus in foster care is often on a child’s relationship with his or her parent(s) and the efforts to restore that connection. Children in care live outside their parental home for a period of time, and in the case of some, for the remainder of their childhoods. We know […]

FAW: The Many Emotions of Kinship Care

The Many Emotions of Kinship Care For a lot of kinship parents, the decision to change hats from being a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or sibling to being in a caregiver or parent role literally happened over night – or at least with little or no warning. So many significant and abrupt changes in such […]

FAW: Supporting the Emotional Healing of the Children in Your Care

Supporting the Emotional Healing of the Children in Your Care One of the most important and ever-present jobs of a foster parent is to help children heal from past traumas and emotional difficulties. Wounds from past negative events can act like invisible barriers to emotional connection. This can be especially true for the kids we […]

FAW: Coordinating Culture & Care

Coordinating Culture & Care When a child enters out-of-home care, there are so many questions and so many things on the to-do list. Ensuring that the child is safe, that he or she has the clothing and hygiene products that are needed, and adjusting to a routine take precedence for all involved. However, understanding the […]

FAW: A Foster Parent’s Tool Box

A Foster Parent’s Tool Box The journey of providing foster care is dotted with “a-ha” moments along the way. Over time, we pick up new information and strategies, process challenges through new lenses, and receive relevant suggestions from others in our expanding network of those who have journeyed before us. It often seems like our […]

FAW: Encouraging and Supporting Tweens and Teens in Care

Encouraging and Supporting Tweens and Teens in Care Youth in foster care often feel different from their peers, and as they grow into the tween and teen years, chances are that those feelings intensify. During this developmental stage, youth mostly just want to fit in with their friends and peers. At times, being a part […]