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Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

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Understanding the repercussions that abuse and/or neglect has on a child can seem overwhelming. The child has been exposed to a form of trauma that no child should have to experience. Foster parents, … Read more

2015 in Retrospect; 2016 Forging Ahead

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Remember those 2015 New Year’s Resolutions? Many are lost along the way, but some can be counted as gains. We’re proud to say we had many achievements in 2015. We’re not bragging, but … Read more

Home for the Holidays

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“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

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November 21st is National Adoption Day

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It’s almost time.  November 21st is National Adoption Day. More than 100,000 children in the United States are waiting for a loving home (52% male and 48% female). The average time a … Read more

Trauma Informed Care vs. Trauma Specific Treatment

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The word ‘trauma’ is used to describe emotionally painful and distressing experiences or situations that overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, rendering him or her powerless. Most of us can generally grasp the … Read more

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR THE KIDS

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Halloween is one of the most fun and celebrated holidays of the season, but it is also one of the most dangerous days of the year. An average of 5.5 pedestrians are killed … Read more

10 Fun Halloween Projects for Kids

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Halloween doesn’t have to be about spending a fortune on decorations and costumes. We’ve put together a list of inexpensive and fun crafting projects for the family so you can enjoy the tricks … Read more