BreakDown in foster care: How can we prevent this?

BreakDown in foster care: How can we prevent this?

New topic for 2017/2018 for APFEL!

In all countries in our network the unplanned breakdown of placement is a big problem. Research shows us what reasons can be for this.  In the coming year APFEL members will collect interventions that help prevent breakdown in their own countries. And more...

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APFEL members meet in Barcelona

APFEL members meet in Barcelona

November 16 and 17 the members of APFEL MET in Barcelona, Spain.

On the 16th a seminar was organised for over 140 Spanish social workers and other foster care professionals and foster parents. For information about the presentations and what is discussed, contact the organisers of the event: The...

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Annual congress ANPF - september 21st, Nancy France

Annual congress ANPF - september 21st, Nancy France

Annual congress of ANPF on a foster care issue. September 21 et 22. 2017 at Nancy .France

“Emotional commitment and good practice in foster care” 

This time reflection will go deeper into the need of emotional commitment as a part...

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Join the free 6 weeks MOOC on Alternative Care starting Monday May, 15, 2017 !

Free training through an International Inter-agency MOOC

Join international colleagues

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the

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Research on recruitment and retention of foster parent

Issue 16 of the ICPS Research to Practice series explores what works to help people make the choice to become a foster carer, and the strategies that can assist in supporting and retaining carers for children in out-of-home care. It is based on a literature review conducted by...

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IFCRC In Paris - 27-29 Sept 2017

IFCRC In Paris - 27-29 Sept 2017

The 9th International Foster Care Research Conference

The 9th International Foster Care Research Network Conference will be a place to share research findings and questions on the pathways of children foster care, their experiences of disruption and continuity, and on how practicioners and policies address these issues in different...

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Seminars available

Seminars available

Join us in our seminars where we exchange new research and usefull practices. The next seminar will be on December 2 and 3 in Lille, France, organised in cooperation with the French Association for Family Placement, ANPF. 
At the occasion of the creation of the new French Lifebook, the...

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APFEL Seminar in Lille France in December 2016

APFEL Seminar in Lille France in December 2016

On Dec. 1&2 2016 the next Apfel' seminar will take place in Lille with the themes of life book and sharing parenting as a follow up of Milano seminar 2015.
The working groups will meet on the 3rd of Dec.and you can join our works by sending a...

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APFEL members meet in Brussels

APFEL members meet in Brussels

In January 2016 steerning committee members met in Brussels to discuss the website and upcoming seminar in Lille and other activities for APFEL in this upcoming year. 

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