Engaging Kinship Caregivers With Joseph Crumbley

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The Casey Foundation offers a five-part video training series: “Engaging Kinship Caregivers: Managing Risk Factors in Kinship Care.” Led by Joseph Crumbley, the series strengthens the skills of child welfare professionals in supporting kinship families to improve outcomes for kids.

October 24, 2017

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Generating Signals of Safety for Kids in Foster Care

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Signals of safety can go a long way when caregivers are working with kids and teens who have experienced trauma. If offered regularly, these supportive gestures can help young people build healthy connections with adults.

October 28, 2017

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TST-FC: Helping Children in Foster Care Manage Their Feelings and Behavior

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When a child who has experienced trauma melts down emotionally, kin and foster caregivers can struggle to identify triggers and help them calm down. The ramifications of this can be devastating. Enter a powerful new tool, Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care (TST-FC), that aims to help caregivers meet the needs of kids and teenagers who have experienced trauma.

October 2, 2017

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Self-Care Skills and Strategies for Foster Parents

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Like the children in their care, kin and foster parents need to find ways of experiencing strong feelings without becoming overwhelmed. They must also take care of themselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.

November 20, 2017

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Managing Emotions Guide

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The Managing Emotions Guide, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care curriculum, spans three quick pages and asks simple questions that children can answer in an effort to better understand and control their emotions.

April 3, 2017

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

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This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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