Follow this link to download guides with help for both current and former foster youth and their supporting adults. The guides help take inventory of Youths’ current assets, identify resources and plan for a bright future. Each domain lists assets and skills Youth need to develop and hone prior to entering adulthood.
If you have a teen close to aging out who would like to attend college, follow this link to view the fact sheet Postsecondary Education Resources for Youth In and Transitioning Out of the Child Welfare System.
Every time you read aloud to your child, you are helping set the stage for their future educational success! Research shows that reading aloud to children is one of the most effective ways parents and caregivers can help children develop the language skills that they will use to be successful in school and through-out their lives. Follow link to download fact sheet that tells you how to give the keiki in your home a head start by explaining “Why and “How To” Read Aloud to Keiki”.
It is up to us to help the children and youth in our care see the possibilities before them. Read this fact sheet to learn more about the opportunities foster youth in Hawai‘i have for higher education scholarships and grant opportunities available and how to help your foster youth realize their potential.
Click here to download Supporting Maltreated Children to learn how early neglect and abuse affect attachment and brain development and how to help children so affected. This article was adapted from articles by Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. It is from Adoptalk, published by the North American Council on Adoptable Children, St. Paul, Minnesota; 651-644-3036; www.nacac.org. [...]
Your words and actions help the teen in your care feel secure. Don’t forget to say and show how much you care about your teen!
When the child in your care is having a floor-thumping tantrum, the most important thing you can do is remain calm and wait it out. Do not let your child’s behavior cause you to lose control, too.
Parenting the second time around brings special challenges and special joys. Do not hesitate to ask for help or seek services in your community for yourself and your grandchildren.
This factsheet shows changes made to Hawaii’s Child Protective Act that became law that affect resource families.
“Children hear the way we speak about them or other children…For many years, they will need us to provide the positive words and beliefs that they don’t have for themselves…”