A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds

care. Readers will learn how these participants feel about family, what their adult relationships look ... like and what supports they want, and need, as they navigate life after foster care.   ... The relational networks of foster care alumni. ... For foster care youth, the foundation of a typical American childhood — a stable, nuclear family

April 23, 2008

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Generating Signals of Safety for Kids in Foster Care

…for Foster Care (TST-FC), a powerful new curriculum to help kin and foster caregivers meet the needs of kids ... parents genuinely care about them, hold them in warm regard and have got their backs.” In fact ... welfare professionals develop integrated plans of care that are efficient and effective.” The TST

October 28, 2017

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Trauma-Informed Training Helps Foster Parents Feel More Prepared

…The right training can equip new foster parents and kin caregivers with essential information about ... to caring for children. The curriculum emphasizes techniques for self-care, advising foster parents to do ... , strengthening their ability to be thoughtful, engaged caregivers. Keith Wong, program manager for Foster Care

March 5, 2018

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Every Kid Needs a Family

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

…of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together ... Important ways that we can support kin and foster parents. ... In Colorado, a whopping 35% of kids in the child welfare system’s care live a non-family ... Nearly 1/3 of children who have been placed in group care are younger than 13.  

May 19, 2015

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Hard Times Made Harder

Struggling Caregivers and Child Neglect

…to be placed in out-of-home care. ... Child neglect generally refers to a caregiver’s failure to provide  age-appropriate care ... The close relationship between child neglect, poverty and placement in out-of-home care has been ... -of-home care.

September 23, 2010

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Reducing Congregate Care: Worth the Fight

…in group care facilities on and off since 2006. Her mother left an abusive marriage and gave up her ... ’t get a chance to socialize,” says O’Shea of her last stay in a congregate care ... of.” “Jasmine is a youth who had been in institutional care for years, and against ... ;Rightsizing Congregate Care” initiative, which seeks dramatic reductions in reliance on group care

April 4, 2012

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Child Welfare Professionals Weigh in on ARC Reflections

…, kin and other caregivers support children who have experienced trauma. The curriculum, which ... disruptions in foster care placements and encouraged more caregivers to parent a wider variety of kids ... , according to Sandy Kennedy, who serves as the foster care and adoption program manager for the county&rsquo ... for Foster Care and Adoption, Resource and Support, in Fairfax County. “We are planning to train every

January 25, 2018

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