Touched By Addiction
America is in the midst of an epidemic of addiction to opioids. The epidemic’s impact on foster care and foster parents is staggering and heart-breaking.
Child abuse comes in many forms including physical, psychological/emotional and sexual assault as well as neglect and abandonment. Such childhood trauma has profound and often prolonged effects.
When parenting a foster child, we may only get one chance to make a difference. Fostering resiliency is one avenue in which we can all make a difference in the lives of children.
Child & Adolescent Development
All children – including those in foster care – go through stages of development as they age and mature. Understanding how each stage can affect a child’s behavior and view of the world is vital for those caring for kids.