Why You Need To Become Trauma Aware If You Work With Kids
According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, nearly 35 million children nationwide have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma. This includes kids in kinship and foster care, as well as children who have been adopted.
Understanding how trauma can show up in kids is important to knowing how to respond to promote healing and help kids regulate their emotions effectively. This is a helpful starting resource.
Foster Friendly Resources
Check Out These Additional Resources For Foster Friendly Faith
Foster Family Assessment
Get to know the kinship and foster families already in your community and understand how they are doing.
Foster Parents’ Night Out
Host a parents night out with some tweaks to meet the special needs of kinship, foster and adoptive families.
Wrap is a tool that mobilizes local faith communities to care for adoptive and foster families with a robust array of support from meals and groceries to transportation and home maintenance.
A lot of people don’t realize that simple things are no longer simple when you’re fostering. Mowing the lawn means two hours with only my wife watching two high-need kids. I’d love to have access to a discount on getting my lawn mowed.