The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families’ free lending library is a collection of books, tapes, and DVDs, as well as instantly downloadable newsletters and tip sheets, about a wide variety of topics related to foster care and adoption.

Wisconsin families and professionals are welcome to check out physical materials from our library for free (electronic items are available to all, for free, and on demand). Materials requested will be shipped to you with a postage-paid return envelope. You can help us serve more people by sending along a check for the amount of postage if possible. You may check out four (4) items at a time and keep them for three (3) weeks.

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Fostering Across Wisconsin Newsletters

We publish Fostering Across Wisconsin three times a year. Each issue focuses on a specific theme or topic, and includes such things as articles, resources, and stories for readers. Fostering Across Wisconsin can be downloaded and printed for easy sharing. If you’d like to sign up for an email notification when the latest issue has been published, you can do that here.

FAW: Resilience & Self-Care

You are a foster parent. Perhaps you’ve been doing this for a long time. Or, maybe you are newly licensed or have just finished your first placement. Perhaps you’re a […]

FAW: Foster Care, Grief & Loss

In welcoming a child into your home, you become an essential part of their life. You provide love, comfort, care, safety, and stability. And you are keenly aware that the […]

FAW: Coping with Uncertainty

The uncertainty of our current times creates the stress of the unknown for all families, and that can’t help but affect children in care. We understand that many families are facing […]

FAW: School Tools

School Tools So much has changed–and will likely continue to change–around school issues in 2020. As we work together to address those new changes as they arise, there are some […]

FAW: Sibling Relationships

Sibling Relationships We can all play a role in supporting child well-being and sibling relationships. Simply recognizing how crucial and beneficial those relationships are and doing our best to encourage […]

FAW: Relatives Caring for Children

Relatives Caring for Children While relative placements maintain crucial family/cultural connections and produce the best possible outcomes for children needing out of home care, relative caregiving can have a dramatic […]

FAW: Transracial Parenting

Transracial Parenting Talking about race can be a tough conversation; but it’s an important topic, especially for foster and adoptive parents. We hope the articles in this edition of Fostering […]

FAW: On Trauma

On Trauma Today, more than ever before, foster and adoptive parents are learning, hearing, and dealing with the impacts of trauma on youth and young adults and how they can […]