What is a Lifebook?
A Child's Life Story
Children in foster care frequently lose track of where they have lived. A Lifebook is a place to keep track of their placement histories, achievements, and important relationships.
A Tool to Process Difficulties
Lifebooks provide journaling pages with questions that allow children to express thoughts, feelings, and ask questions about their lives. These pages help children understand their pasts.
A Self-Esteem Builder
Lifebooks contain pages focused on the child’s strengths like “I am SPECIAL.” Filling out these pages help children discover their unique positive qualities and abilities.
A Connection to Birth Families
Children learn more about their birth families through pages like “My Mother.” Lifebooks also provide spots for children to attach photos of their birth families.