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All children in foster care need simple, effective easy-to-remember methods for identifying and managing their own feelings while responding to the questions, comments and curiosities of others. W.I.S.E. Up!SM does all this and more! Perfect for children, foster parents, relative care givers, social workers, school counselors, teachers and other mentoring adults.
Based on the nationally acclaimed empowerment program that has helped more than 20,000 adopted children, W.I.S.E. Up! has been tailored to meet the specific needs of children in foster care.
Forewords by Victoria Rowell and Foster Care Alumni of America. Production made possible by the generosity of The Mead Foundation.
What Adoption Professionals are saying:
“We ask our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption professionals to work aggressively to find homes for the thousands of children on their caseloads across the nation. In order to accomplish this vital task, they must have the most current, evidence-based best practices and tools at their disposal.
We were thrilled to provide the “Wise-Up Powerbook” created by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) to each of our 120 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption professionals to use with the children they serve. Not only does “Wise Up” empower children in foster care to own and share their thoughts and feelings about their situation, but it teaches the very adults charged with their well-being to understand and support children in that effort. This is an important tool that should be in the hands of every child in foster care and every adult who works with and on their behalf.”
– Rita Soronen, President and CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption