Running Away

This course explores five types of running away behavior with children: searching for roots, running from rules, running from love and intimacy, wanting to be wanted, running to street crime

Instructors Expert – Dr. Richard Delaney, psychologist
Course Duration 2 credit hours
Course Delivery Self-Directed, Online
Course Provider Foster Parent College
Course Type Self-Directed, Online

Rick Delaney, Ph.D. explores reasons children run away from caregivers. Five types of runaway behavior are examined: searching for roots, running from rules, running from love and intimacy, wanting to be wanted, and running to street crime. Dr. Delaney discusses warning signs of running away and the development of a safety plan.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify five reasons why foster children might run away
  • list five warning signs of running away
  • describe four ways to help children stay connected to a birth parent
  • identify three components of a safety plan
  • describe five strategies for promoting non-threatening belonging
  • state three ways to replace negative attention-seeking behaviors

Course Details

Course Type: Self-Directed, Online
Duration: 2 credit hours
Mandatory for P.R.I.D.E. Levels of Pay:
Recertification Required:
Provided by: Foster Parent College
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