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…”
Resilience: the capacity to spring back, rebound, successfully adapt in the face of social competence despite exposure to sever stress – a quality we want for all our children. To learn more on how to help the children in our homes meet adversity and not only survive, but to thrive, read this story about one […]
Resource caregivers, guardians, adoptive and kinship parents, more than most, know how much it hurts children when abuse and neglect rips their family apart.
Jane Schooler, author, adoptive parent and social worker, speaks of the “psychological presence of the biological family” in our children’s lives. I know this has been true for the foster sons we have had in our home, especially during the holidays. That is why we wanted to share with you some tips on how to help children and youth involved in out-of-home care during the holidays. Follow link for more information.
Probably the single greatest traumatic incident for the good people who come forward to be foster or adoptive parents is to be accused of some form of child abuse. People who come forward to care for children usually view themselves as people who love children and only want to help and be of service to […]