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Siblings: Critical Life-Long Connections - May 10, 2006
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Listening time: 22 minutes
Welcome and Introductions
Gerald P. Mallon, DSW, Executive Director, NRCPFC

The Sibling Relationship - Why Place Together?
Regina Kupecky, LSW - Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio


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Listening time: 12 minutes
The Importance of Sibling Bonds - Through the Eyes of Alumni
April Curtis, Youth Leadership Specialist, Uhlich Children's Advantage Network


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Listening time: 12 minutes
Youth Impacting Sibling Policies in Maine
Penthea Burns, Policy Associate, USM Muskie School of Public Service

Kala Clark, High School Student and Member, Maine Youth Leadership Advisory Team


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Listening time: 19 minutes
Oklahoma DHS Efforts to Place Siblings Together
Roland Saint John, Programs Field Representative, OKDHS Children & Family Services Division

Questions and Discussion

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Presenter's Contact Information

Reginia Kupecky

My Brother My Sister: Sibling Relations in Adoption and Foster Care - A Curriculum

Sibling Recruitment



Penthea Burns


Maine Placement and Visitation Policy
Kala Clark
Maine Visitation Legislation

Youth and Public Policy: How the Two Can Come Together - Crystal Castro


Roland Saint John
OKDHS Sibling Data Charts


Annotated Bibliography
Prepared for this teleconference by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information/National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (now the Child Welfare Information Gateway). Compiled in April 2006. For newer titles added to the Gateway database, click:
Siblings in Foster Care