Children enter foster care for various reasons, and many of those reasons involve trauma. For current and future foster parents, understanding teen PTSD can help them best meet their foster children’s needs. The first step is understanding what teen PTSD is and what it isn’t. Below, we’ve listed a couple of common myths about PTSD … Read moreTeen PTSD: What Foster Parents Should Know
Your foster child has entered your home because her parent was unable to care for her. You spend time with her, listen to her, and show her that you care, but she still might require professional help. One approach is trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children. Why is therapy trauma-focused? Your child likely has experienced … Read moreTrauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Giving Hope to Foster Children
As a foster parent, you may wish that you could understand PTSD better. Why do some forms of traumatic stress create such long lasting effects in children and teens? A recent study using 3D technology provides some new answers. Summary of Post Traumatic Stress Study: Researchers at Duke University found that the brain reacts differently … Read more3D Study Sheds Light on Tenacity of Post Traumatic Stress in Children
A group of unsung heroes lives in your community. Since these heroes don’t go about wearing capes or leaping over skyscrapers, they’re easy to miss. These hidden heroes are emergency foster parents. Perhaps you’re ready to join their ranks. Here’s information about emergency fostering so you can decide if you’re ready for the challenge. What … Read moreAre You Ready to Be a Hero? Consider Emergency Fostering
According to the United States Children’s Bureau’s report, on any given day, the United States has approximately 443,000 children in foster care. Being a foster parent is rewarding for both for the caregiver and child. You get to make a difference in a child’s life, and they get a familial bond. Becoming one involves planning and … Read moreHow to Become a Foster Parent
If your foster child has sensory processing disorder, you’re wondering how you should manage his condition while raising him well at the same time. Some main characteristics of those with sensory issues include difficulty sleeping, difficulty with potty training even after starting preschool or kindergarten, constant meltdowns, frequent mood changes, struggles with verbal communication, and … Read moreRaising A Foster Child With Sensory Processing Disorder
You know about the importance of healthy eating for your foster child, but what do you do if he has become a picky eater and mealtimes are now a battlefield? Your child can develop healthy eating habits with your encouragement and some input from him. Don’t try to force certain foods on your child because … Read moreHelping Your Foster Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits
According to the United States Children’s Bureau’s report, on any given day, the United States has approximately 443,000 children in foster care. Being a foster parent is rewarding both for the caregiver and child. You get to make a difference in a child’s life, and they get a familial bond. Becoming a foster parent involves … Read moreAre You Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent?
The foster care system has its challenges. However, it is still the best feeling of home that the close to half a million American kids in the system will ever know. One challenge for the system is that there are more children than the number of parents willing to adopt. Most people shy away from … Read moreThree Ways to Help Kids in the Foster Care System
If you’ve considered becoming a foster parent, chances are you’ve heard that they get paid. Maybe it was a friend of a friend who assured you that foster parents are compensated by the state, or perhaps you read somewhere that there were people who became foster parents for the money. To answer your question, yes, … Read moreDo Foster Parents Get Paid?