Web resource sites for iLinc Foundation Courses

Building on Children's Strengths: Multiple Intelligences

New Horizons for Learning

New Horizons for Learning is an international, nonprofit educational network founded in 1980. New Horizons for Learning connects people to one another and to resources, serving the worldwide Internet community by offering an expanded view of teaching, learning, and developing intelligence more fully.
This link provides information on articles, recommendations, and links related to the multiple intelligences.

Walter McKenzie's Surfaquarium
This link provides background and information on the multiple intelligences. Under Intelligences, foster parents can click on Intelligence Profiles and then, click on individual types of intelligences to discover core characteristics, descriptors, and classroom activities that build on that particular strength to support student success.

 
 Ages and Stages of Development

Zero to Three

Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization that offers knowledge, resources, and parenting tips to support the healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development of infants and toddlers.

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
The Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood website gives families a time to interact together -- to talk together and have some fun playing and learning together. It includes some activities so that even preschoolers may be able to have their own independent, creative fun.

Child Trauma Academy
Child Trauma Academy is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas whose mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children. This link provides access to free on-line courses, including The Amazing Brain and Human Development.

 
 Supporting Attachment
 

American Public Media
This link provides two short videos to show how depression affects the maternal-child bond. Dr. Ed Tronick, Program Director for the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, developed the Still-Face study.

Child Trauma Academy
Child Trauma Academy is a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, Texas whose mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children. This link provides access to free on-line courses, including Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children.

The Center for Family Development
The Center for Family Development is western New York's only attachment center that specializes in the treatment of adoption and foster families with trauma and attachment disorder. This site features articles, parenting tips to support attachment and bonding, and information about services and support for children and families.

 
 Miscellaneous Links
 

From Foster Family to Forever Family
Created by The National Adoption Center, this course provides an interactive overview of the process of adopting one's foster child.

 

Foster Parent College
Foster Parent College (FPC) offers affordable online training for foster, adoptive and kinship parents. Using the World Wide Web, training is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Adolescent Resources Network
The goal of the New York State Adolescent Services Resource Network is to be a resource for service providers working with adolescents in foster care throughout the state. The Network was created by, and is maintained through, contracts between our member organizations and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services/Bureau of Training. We work on curriculum development, program design, and the statewide resource library catalog. Our member organizations, located throughout the state, provide training, technical assistance, a lending resource library, and program development.

 

National Resource Center for Family- Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
focuses on increasing the capacity and resources of State, Tribal, and other publicly supported child welfare agencies to promote family-centered practices that contribute to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children while meeting the needs of their families. The NRCFCPPP helps States and Tribes to implement strategies to expand knowledge, increase competencies, and change attitudes of child welfare professionals at all levels, with the goal of infusing family-centered principles and practices in their work with children, youth and families who enter the child welfare system.

 
Temperament As A Means of Adoption/Foster Matching
National Child Traumatic Stress Network