DCFS needs more families to take in foster teens

Name Your Emotion and Tame It

Dealing with emotions as a foster parent is one of the most difficult challenges we face.  This article from Medium provides a few tips on dealing with Emotion regulation: “Emotion regulation means practicing something known as impulse control,” says Kris Lee, Ed.D., a professor at Northeastern University, behavioural science expert and author of Mentalligence: A […]

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The Good Life | Nonprofit inspiring network of churches to serve families in crisis

Ohio Nonprofit inspiring churches to serve families in crisis

Get Your Church On-board to serve families in crisis Because state welfare agencies do not get involved if children are not experiencing blatant abuse or neglect, Safe Families serves a supplemental role for children who might not qualify for foster care, but whose parents think they could use help. Part of its mission is to […]

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Piney Flats family featured in national commercial shines spotlight on fostering children

Commercial on Fostering children broadcast during LSU Clemson Game

In Monday night’s College Football Playoffs between Louisiana State University and Clemson University, all eyes were on the game, but during halftime, the focus switched to a Chick-Fil-A commercial that featured a local family and staff from the West Market Street location. Kristin and Jason Trivett began fostering a little boy named Kyle in March […]

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Iowa woman who fostered more than 600 children says she loved them 'like they were my own'

75yo Woman who Fostered more than 600 children says this

“I appreciate being adopted even more today as a parent then I did when I was a child,” Anthony Herring said. “I’m forever grateful for the life I was given. She and Dad have both taught me that family isn’t determined by blood, it’s who you have in your life to love.” Linda Herring always […]

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An innovative report takes a look at Department of Children and Families, and finds stubborn problems

A look at Department of Children and Families uncovers Stubborn problems

Neglected and abused children are lingering in Massachusetts foster care for an average of nearly two years, and many who have reunited with family return to the system at a rate above the national median, according to a new report that underscores the challenges still hobbling the state’s child […] The Department of Children and […]

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Foster care, substance abuse top priorities for state government

Foster care, substance abuse top priorities for WV state government

CHARLESTON — Drug overdose deaths are decreasing and work is ongoing to reunite children in the foster care system with their families, but lawmakers and state health officials say more will be done to curb substance abuse and the further growth of the foster care system in 2020. Members of the media heard from a […]

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