Tag Archive: Foster Youth

Parenting a Child with a Trauma History

Posted on September 19, 2019 by

Every child in foster care has a trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially when it occurs over time, children develop coping mechanisms. When a foster child joins your family, they may bring these survival behaviors with them even though your home is safe. As a parent, you have the opportunity to provide a safe environment in which your child can heal.

7 Resources Every Foster Parent Should Have

Posted on April 16, 2019 by

More children need available foster parents to help them through a traumatic period than ever before. Foster parents take in children who suffer from emotional scars, physical disabilities, and past trauma. They help children heal.

A Day in My Life as a Foster Parent

Posted on February 25, 2019 by

6:30 AM: I’m up before my foster son, Darren. I like to have my first cup of coffee before starting the day’s adventures with my thirteen-year-old. I’ll need the caffeine to keep up with him.