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June 2017 – Between Families Newsletter
Summer Time Safety
Summer has arrived and it’s time to enjoy the lazy days, picnics, swimming, biking, visits to the park, and more. Here are a few simple reminders can make your summer a safe one.
How You Can Boost Your Child’s Self-Worth
Foster children sometimes come from broken homes and tough circumstances. Thus, as a foster parent, it is vital to build your foster child’s self-worth. That way s/he can recover from those experiences to thrive in life. One thing you shouldn’t do is belittle him verbally. In fact, this will make him shut down and it…
The Sad Reality of Teens in Foster Care
A child’s eighteenth birthday is often looked towards with joy and excitement. That is unless that child is in the foster care system with no hopes of birth parent reunification. When placed into the foster care system, the goal (whenever possible) is always to reunite birth families. Children, if issues cannot be fixed or when…
March 2017 – Between Families Newsletter
Spring Is In The Air!
As spring approaches and the weather improves; it’s a great opportunity for a fresh start with family relationships. The days get just a little longer and then there’s the fun of spring break to take time for creating family memories. Spending time doing things you both enjoy is a great way to help attachments form with children in your home. Here are some tips for fun spring time activities to do together with children of all ages that can help strengthen family bonds.
Between Families – May 2022
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 often unseen….
Between Families-March 2020
Eight Ways to Cope with the Winter Blues Do the chilly, gloomy days of winter make you want to curl up under the covers and stay there until the sun shines again? You’re not alone. During our dark and rainy Pacific Northwest winters, we get less of the mood-boosting help of sunlight, which may set…