ITAO’s virtual Book Club was developed for resource, adoptive, guardianship, permanency and kinship families to provide support and at the same time add to their expertise related to the needs of the children and youth in their home. We finished our first book, “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog” by Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz, in April, 2015. We are getting ready to start our next book, “Are We There Yet: Adopting and Raising 22 Kids!” by Sue and Hector Badeau. Sue was in Hawaii this month speaking at our “traveling” conference. This book has been approved by DHS for 7 credit hours. ITAO has several copies of the book so contact me if you need one at 808.540.2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ITAO Book Club is a closed Facebook Group. To join, click here or search for ITAO Book Club while in Facebook and click on the green “+Join Group” button. We will then send you a personal message to verify that you are part of a resource (foster) or adopt family. Please check your FB Messages folder for this message.
We post questions and/or comments to encourage discussion. Members are able to participate at their convenience, logging in anytime to join us.
Resource caregivers who wish to obtain the credit hours for the books read must complete the DHS Training Verification Form and give that to their licensing worker. Please contact us with any questions regarding this.
We have book scholarships available for families that purchasing the book would be a burden. To inquire about scholarships, contact us at (808) 540-2543 or email@example.com.
We believe that when parents have the tools they need plus the hope that they will make a difference, they will! We hope we can help all who are on this journey!
ITAO sends a big MAHALO to the Victoria S. and Bradley L. Geist Foundation and the Hawaii Model Court Program for their continued support and to the North American Council on Adoptable Children for the technical assistance it provided to create this Facebook Group.