Residential treatment is when a person struggling with mental health problems lives at a treatment facility to receive around-the-clock care. Such treatment facilities offer communities of people with similar struggles, educational programs, and constant access to treatment experts. There are a few benefits to residential treatment which other programs may not have: Patients Are Away … Read moreHow Residential Treatment Can Help Mental Health
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States, but only a little over a third of them receive treatment. Anxiety is commonly a co-occurring disorder, where the patient may also suffer from depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, phobias, or bipolar disorder. What … Read moreUsing CBT to Overcome Anxiety
Life Changing New Year Resolutions Every Foster Parent Should Make
Foster parenting is both a worthwhile endeavor and a tough job. Make some resolutions that will make it even more rewarding and life changing in the new year.
Reasons to be thankful and have a gratitude list..
The cost of gratitude
Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is better than I deserve, which is saying something these days. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle.
10 Ways to Help Foster and Adopted Kids Through the Holidays
The holidays are right around the corner! For many this is a time that is relished – spent with family, decorations, good food, and a feeling of warmth. But for many foster and adoptive children, this is a time that brings up questions and tough feelings. Below are some tips on helping your foster or adopted child through the holidays.
Four colleges offer support for students from foster care
Briana Drummer is a junior at Temple University. Once in foster care, she’s now helping others who have also been in the system.
Briana Drummer was 7-years-old when she and her four brothers were taken from her mother and placed in foster care.
The Parent Coach Plan
A great resource for foster parents as well as children can be located at www.parentcoachplan.com. This can be applied to all ages and there are many more topics to choose from on the website. This allows the parent as well as the child to engage in the development of the contract which can ensure more success for you as well as the child! They are Parent/Coach Child Contracts
How Can We Help Kids With Transitions?
With the right support, children can learn to change gears without whining and tantrums.
Many children struggle with transitions, which are common triggers for behaviors that range from annoying (whining, stalling) to upsetting (tantrums and meltdowns).
A reminder of why we do what we do
RICHMOND — Elexis Webster was just 14 years old when she landed in foster care, after being discovered by police living in a car somewhere near Hayward.
She spent years homeless and impoverished and missed three grades. But this week, Elexis’ resilience and determination was on full display as she graduated third in her class with a 4.6 GPA from Kennedy High School in Richmond. She will attend UC San Diego in the fall.
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.