1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Secondary Trauma/Burnout/Compassion Fatigue – #1 – What are These Concepts? 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: Four Brothers Get Adopted by Two Families Close to Each Other; 3) Seven Core Issues in Adoption and Permanency: A Comprehensive Guide to Promoting Understanding and Healing in Adoption, Foster Care, Kinship Families and Third Party Reproduction; 4) New Program Helps Foster Kids ‘Launch’ Into Adulthood; 5) Healthy Relationships Between Foster Parents and Biological Parents of the Children in Care; 6) Former Foster Youth, Advocate Shares Why Normalcy is Necessary; 7) Creating Sustainable Career Pathways for Disconnected Youth;
Permanency Tip of the Week: Survival Mode for Our Youth – Why Does it Happen? The thoughts, emotions, and behaviors exhibited by our Youth in out of home care may appear at times to us and others as confusing, bizarre and excessive until we apply the proper lens through which to view them. Too often, […]
Permanency Tip of the Week: Responding to: “You Are Not My Real Family” Whether we are serving families who provide Permanency to our Youth or we are a family providing that Permanency, some form of this statement will likely be delivered by our Youth at some point along the journey. Particularly for our Permanency families, […]
1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Survival Skills – Thank Goodness our Youth have them!; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: The Program Connecting Foster Kids with Relatives – “James”; 3) Coming Together to Create the Child Welfare System We All Want; 4) 5 Things You Need to Survive as a Foster Parent; 5) Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt; 6) Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs; 7) Understanding Trauma-Informed Care: What Does It Look Like?
1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Dealing with Adversity Over and Over Again; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: What It’s Like to Have a Mother by Lorraine; 3) What Gives Me Hope for Child Welfare; 4) How Child Abuse Primes the Brain for Future Mental Illness; 5) Pierce County: Trailblazer for Probation Transformation; 6) Happy Papas; 7) Unconditional Love Building a Stronger Sense of Self-Worth for Children and Youth in Foster Care-Guest Blog by Michelle Madrid-Branch