Caring For Foster Children

The Future Is Family: Upcoming Changes to our Blog – Foster Parents Article

As you may have noticed, there’s been a lot of change taking place at our headquarters in Princeton.  At the start of this year, we changed our name and the scope of our mission to show that we care about making the New Jersey foster care system better for every person involved.  Alongside those changes, we’re also trying to refocus our online presence to be more relevant and meaningful to you, our parents. That means that the way we deliver…

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True Story: The Nurtured Heart Approach® and Me – Foster Parents Article

Lenore Bonilla, embrella’s Support Services Manager, shares her experiences with The Nurtured Heart Approach® Grounded.  That’s a word I became very familiar with in high school.  No, I don’t mean grounded as in “realistic” – I mean grounded as in punished, sent to my room, cut off from friends or from my computer.  I wasn’t a bad kid, really, but there were certain rules I was bad at following.  Mostly, it was my chores, and specifically, it was mowing the…

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Mindfulness for Foster Parents – embrella Blog – Foster Parents Article

Sometimes our day to day activities can feel like too much. From packing lunches to dropping the kids off at school to arriving at work on time, it often seems as though there isn’t a moment to breathe. But it’s when we have the least amount of time to pause that this pause matters the most.  Mindfulness practices allow us to cultivate space before we react to a stressor like our misplaced keys, a caseworker’s disagreeable statement, or our child…

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Top 5 Foster Care New Year’s Resolutions – Foster Parents Article

It’s not easy to be a foster parent, but embrella is here to help. If you find yourself wondering how you can prepare for another year in fostering, this list of our top 5 Foster Care New Year’s Resolutions will point you in the right direction. It’s not just about taking on more responsibility or accepting new children into your home – to make 2018 an even better year for children in New Jersey foster care, we want to make…

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