Between Families – January 2023

Between Families – January 2023

Saying “Goodbye” to a Child in Foster Care There are so many positives in the overall fostering experience, but it also comes with several unique challenges. One such challenge is the often inevitable issue of saying goodbye to a foster child. Unlike adoption, fostering often comes with an ending point; either as a child ages…

Between Families – December 2022

Between Families – December 2022

The Holidays in Foster Care Prepare the foster youth in your care for the holidays in your home. Have a discussion with them about your family’s holiday customs. Do you celebrate over multiple days, or is there one “main” celebration? Are there religious customs? Will gifts be exchanged? What should they wear? Who will they…

Between Families – October 2022

Between Families – October 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ten Halloween Safety Tips Halloween is just around the corner and hopefully you have your costumes picked out! Before your night of trick-or-treating fun, consider these safety tips! 1. Never let your kids go inside a home to accept candy. 2. If your child’s costume requires a sword or weapon, make sure they know not to…

Between Families – September 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Self Care Tips for Foster Parents Are you a foster parent in the trenches of foster care and feeling worn out? Use these self care tips for foster parents to keep yourself going strong and able to care for your foster child. Foster care is challenging for the entire family, especially the foster parents who are the…

Between Families – August 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Helping Your Kids With Holidays & Birthdays As foster parents, it can sometimes be easy to understand why birthdays and holidays would be difficult for foster children. While these children are in a safe, stable environment for the holidays, many of their childhoods were not filled with gifts and celebration. Providing a positive, open…

Between Families – July 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] New Perk for TFI Foster Parents Building lasting memories with family and friends helps you recharge. TFI wants to help this be possible and more affordable for our foster families. This month we have  been approved to extend a benefit that can help make traveling and having family fun days more affordable for our foster…

Between Families – June 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] June is National Reunification Month It’s June and that means National Family Reunification month is upon us. This is an exciting time to celebrate the safe healing of families and the opportunity for children to return home to the people who love them! Foster parents are such an important part of the reunification process….

Between Families – May 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] May is National Foster Care Month It is a month during which the community is reminded of this largely silent population that lives hiding in plain sight. Why May? May is the fifth month of our calendar. It hides right in the calendar, much like foster families live right in our communities but are…

Between Families – April 2022

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Child abuse can exist in multiple forms, such as sexual, emotional and neglect. An estimated one in seven children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year alone. Of the cases, 78 percent included the parent as being involved in the substantiated abuse. In 2019, nearly…

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