Sleep Health for Foster Care Children (1 Hour, 5 Minutes)

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Facilitator: Dr. Amy R. Wolfson, Loyola University

Emerging research conducted by our and other research teams reveals high rates of sleep problems among children in foster care, yet science, education, practice, and policy have largely ignored sleep health in this vulnerable group. To address this gap, our overarching goal is to create a sleep health education program for foster-care parents and foster care agency personnel on the importance of sleep health for children exposed to early adversity, including strategies to support children and foster caregivers. In this session we (Dr. Amy Wolfson and Loyola seniors, Ms. Maddie Valentine & Ms. Josie Nogales Morales) will discuss sleep basics, sleep health strategies, and typical pediatric sleep problems; share results of our research; and plans for the development of our curriculum for the foster care community.

Note: This course is being hosted on NFPATI on behalf of the Maryland Resource Parent Association. It is open to all participants, but please note that an MRPA-branded certificate will be issued for the completion of this course.\

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