SAFEGUARDING You and Your Family (5 hours) A passing score of 28/32 or higher is required, a certificate will be issued to you upon successful completion of the training. Your Email Address: Your Name: Name of the Children`s Aid Society group you are fostering for/ belonging to (if applicable): If not part of a CAS, please specify area of interest (e.g. Daycare, Group home, etc..) In order for foster parents to protect themselves from allegations of abuse it is important that foster parents understand the background of children and young people so that they can be helped to the best of individual foster parent’s ability and to avoid situations which may be perceived as abusive. True False As a foster parent, understanding the background of abused children will help you to understand and predict the behaviors of these children. True False A foster child might make a false allegation if he/she has conflicting loyalties or wishes to please his/her bio parents. True False Sexually abused children are easy to understand and work with to help them recover from their experiences. True False Abused children always try to avoid repeating a frightening and distasteful activity. True False Many allegations of physical abuse revolve around the use of discipline. True False To accept a child into your home without pre-placement information is sometimes compared to playing Russian Roulette, therefore, you might want to prepare your own list of pre-placement True False Foster parents should not need to take a break from the responsibilities of foster parenting. True False A few of the things that foster families need to consider prior to becoming a foster family are: policy on training, respite care and understanding how past experience impact on current situations. True False Some ways that foster parents can protect themselves in case of an allegation of abuse is lodged against their family are: recording all activities, visitors, medications, changes in behaviour, family meetings, alternate caregivers and house rules. True False In order to protect yourself as foster parents you must know and have a copy of your Society's policies. True False Foster parents should accept all placements, even if they feel their skills cannot meet the needs of the child. True False If you are under investigation for an allegation, talk it over with your social worker - you do not need a Lawyer. True False The Society is there to assist you during an investigation. True False During an investigation the police do not have the right to question you. True False You should follow your Society's discipline policy. True False Telling a child they will be removed from your foster home for bad behavior is a recommended method of discipline True False Redirecting and distraction are poor discipline methods. True False Family meetings are an effective means to encourage communication and help to bring to light and keep potential abusive situations or "secrets" from developing. True False It is important to know what Serious Occurrences are. True False Your record log/daily recordings should be kept in a secure location. True False Your records should be shared with workers. True False Teen or adult males should not be alone in the home or car with female child or teens. True False It is always OK to hug. True False Pre-placement visits should be included in planning for a new foster child. True False Adults should not play with foster children on beds. Beds are for sleeping only! True False We should be cautious not to use suggestive language in the foster home. True False We should be cautious not to use suggestive language in the foster home. True False A critical emotional stage that might lead to a false allegation is during crisis when a child wonders if you will still love them after doing such a bad thing. True False A foster parent is not allowed to read the Society's file on the foster child. True False If you are under investigation you should contact the child to try to work it out. True False You should have a pre-set limit on the number of children you will/can take. True False FPSO thanks you for your participation in this training. We hope this has been of value to you. Would you recommend this online training to other foster families? Yes No Not sure Do you feel the time you have spent for this training was worthwhile? What aspects of the training did you find most helpful in meeting your needs? Other comments: (We welcome feedback comments on this course and any suggestions for other courses).