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Foster Care Blog

Celebrating Foster Carers!

It is Foster Care Week! This year it runs from September 13-19, 2020. It is a week that gives us the opportunity to thank and celebrate the amazing work our foster carers do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

Trauma in Children – Part 2

Can children’s brains heal from trauma? The good news is that the brain is plastic or pliable, and it is still developing right into adulthood.

Trauma in Children – Part 1

Children who enter foster care have often experienced very unsafe, unpredictable environments leading to development trauma. What does this mean?

Attachment Theory

Many people feel like it would be too hard to provide short term care. They are worried they will get “too attached” and their hearts will be broken. But that is just what kids in care need

Relationship Breakdown in Foster Care

When things go badly between carers and their caseworker, it can lead to placement breakdown, carers wanting to leave the agency, or even considering giving up providing care at all