3 Signs Your Foster Child Might Have PTSD

What Is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition caused by violent or terrifying events. Most often, people associate it with veterans or abuse survivors. However, anyone who has undergone a horrific event might develop PTSD. PTSD can take weeks, months, or even years to manifest, so even if it has been a … Read more3 Signs Your Foster Child Might Have PTSD

The Impact of PTSD Symptoms in Teens

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relates to those who have participated in combat, but it is often not discussed outside of this framework. In actuality, anyone who experienced or witnessed trauma has PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can be particularly challenging for teenagers. PTSD can present in multiple ways including, flashbacks, difficulties with concentration, hypervigilance, and emotional … Read moreThe Impact of PTSD Symptoms in Teens

Ideas for a Fun Weekend Game Night With Your Foster Child

Are you looking for a way to curb your foster child’s screen addiction? Do you want a better way to bond with him on weekends? Then a weekend game night is a cool option. There are board games, card games, outdoor games, and puzzles that you can do together. If your child loves to ask … Read moreIdeas for a Fun Weekend Game Night With Your Foster Child

Teach Your Foster Child How to Adult With These Strategies

If your foster child is a teen, then you’ll need to prepare him for the time when he leaves your home. Adult skills are necessary for him to hold down a job, manage finances well, maintain a tidy home, and care for his own family. So many young adults enter the real world without good … Read moreTeach Your Foster Child How to Adult With These Strategies

Affordable Extracurricular Activities for Your Foster Child

You want to nurture your foster child’s talents and help them build strong friendships. You’re considering extracurricular activities, but some are over your budget. Don’t worry, there are some activities for your child that are not only fun but affordable too. Never force a certain activity on your child if he or she shows no … Read moreAffordable Extracurricular Activities for Your Foster Child

Once Upon a Time…Johnny’s Story

Johnny Had Big Dreams Once upon a time, there was a boy destined to be a scientist who hoped to cure deadly diseases. Although this boy – let’s call him Johnny – was only in 5th grade, his passion was huge. His parents did everything in their power to support him. He went to science … Read moreOnce Upon a Time…Johnny’s Story

Do I Have to Be Married & Own My Home to Foster?

The foster care system is overflowing with children, toddlers, and infants of all ages who desperately need foster parents willing to care for them. Some of these children have become permanent wards of the state and are awaiting an adoptive family, while others are temporarily in the foster care system while awaiting reunification with their … Read moreDo I Have to Be Married & Own My Home to Foster?

The Role of Communication, Individuality, and Understanding in Foster Care Services

Partaking in foster care services can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Yes, you’re going to have another individual in your home with his/her own likes and dislikes. You’re going to have to adjust to them and they’re going to have to adjust to you. You’re going to have to win over … Read moreThe Role of Communication, Individuality, and Understanding in Foster Care Services

Answers for the “Aging Out” Teen Questioning Their Future

Sharde Armstrong, a Taylor University graduate and former foster care child, poignantly expresses in a post on FosterClub the challenges she faced after “aging out” of the foster care system. The pain of being introduced to the parents of her friends as a college student was overwhelming. She was tackling basic life circumstances on her … Read moreAnswers for the “Aging Out” Teen Questioning Their Future

Following the News With Your Foster Child

When you become a foster parent, you enrich a child’s life in many ways. In addition to providing a loving and stable home, you can help them feel like they’re a part of a larger community. One way to develop this sense of connection is to follow the news together. It’s easy for a foster … Read moreFollowing the News With Your Foster Child