An Unstable Time Period As someone who experienced foster care, I can attest to its necessity for a child who lost their home. During this portion of the youth’s life, he or she is looking for a reason to have hope. Particularly, the child will be looking for a constant in an ever-changing world. Indeed, … Read moreYouth in Foster Care
Once upon a time, there were three little girls whose mom loved them very much. It’s just too bad she loved meth more. On the days when their mom wasn’t strung out, things were very, very good and they flourished. They made it to school on time, had lunches packed for them, were greeted at … Read moreOnce Upon a Time…A Story About Three Sisters
“Aging Out” of the Foster Care System You may have heard the term “aging out” of the foster care system, but do you know what that really means? Aging out of the foster care system means that a teenager has turned eighteen while still legally a ward of the state. They reach adulthood alone, without … Read moreThe Facts on “Aging Out” of Foster Care
Summer Time Fun
June means the end of the school year, and with it, a lot of kids without much to do. While many people imagine summer vacation being a bunch of lazy days, the fact is most parents have to work and worry about what they’ll do to keep the kids busy and out of trouble. The following Tips for Parents will help you plan fun summer activities for your kids.
Self-care: Do it for yourself, your family, and your kids
If resource parents had a motto, it might be “children first.” Or perhaps “children and their families first.” Either would be fitting. Foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers do what they do because they want to see children and their families heal and thrive
Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month began as a reaction to increased public awareness of child abuse throughout the 1970’s. As a result, Ronald Reagan declared April National Child Abuse Prevention month in 1983. The goal was to increase understanding of what contributes to the prevalence of child abuse and, more importantly, how to prevent it.
Spring Break is quickly approaching; with that comes the stress of keeping many children occupied and happy! Most of us are operating on a budget which requires a Spring Break “Staycation”. Here is a list of ideas that could help generate ideas for your family to have a successful Spring Break this year!
How to Prevent and Survive Them
Foster and adoptive families who have lots of children, including children of different races, and who have been fostering for a long time are at greater risk of being reported for alleged abuse. All families who care for children with special needs face some risk, and every parent can take steps to keep situations from turning into allegations. Below are some ideas for parents to consider.