Archive for March, 2012
The winter 2012 newsletter of the Children, Youth, and Families Office of the American Psychological Association includes several articles about the mental health needs of children and youth who have experienced foster care, including challenges faced by adoptive families and the mental health services they have used. Follow link for more information.
One of the most important things a caregiver of children and youth in foster care can do is to help them heal from trauma. If you can give the children in your home nurturance, structure, predictability, they have a chance of building good things inside themselves. We want to help you foster such an environment! […]
According to the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education’s October 2011 report, “Success in school can be a positive counterweight to the abuse, neglect, separation and impermanence experienced by children and youth in foster care. Education has the potential to markedly improve their life chances and their ability to contribute to society as […]