Swissôtel Chicago Creates Hope and Hospitality for You and Youth in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Photo courtesy of Swissôtel ChicagoOur wonderful partners at Swissôtel Chicago have been a constant bright light for our mission at SOS Illinois and the youth in our care. As a benefit to you and our foster care communities, Swissôtel Chicago is offering exclusive savings to those who book their Chicago stay through the Give Hope Package. Your Next Weekend Getaway Could Help Youth in Foster Care Looking to book your holiday trip to Chicago? How about a nice weekend getaway…

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Benny’s Travels Begin | Five Rivers Child Care – Foster Parents Article

  Hi Everyone  – Benny here. I can’t bear-lieve that I started my travels a month ago today! I’m so excited to tell you what I’ve been up to since my last blog post. I’ve been travelling up and down the country spending a bit of time in a lot of different places and meeting lots of people. I’ve been sharing some photos of my travels on social media – I hope you liked them! I began my travels in Salisbury,…

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Love Is Action: Change Your World With Love by Rhonda Sciortino – Foster Parents Article

Love changes people and circumstances. If you doubt that, consider the first timeyou heard, “I love you,” or “will you marry me,” or “I choose YOU.” The feeling of being loved and valued, even cherished, changes us. You might even say it completes us.Conversely, feeling unloved and unwanted changes us too. The feeling of beingunloved may be the worst emotion a person can feel. It makes you feel empty, like a big part of you is missing. Actually, it is.…

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Fostering Statistics 2019 UK – How Many Foster Carers are There? – Foster Parents Article

Foster Carers play a critical part in the lives and upbringing of thousands upon thousands of children in care in the UK. But just how many foster carers are there?    How many of us would consider being a Foster Carer? According to our recent Google Survey (500 adults in the UK questioned between 11th and 14th August 2019), just over 40% would be at least open to the idea of taking on the role of Foster Carer, while almost…

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2019 FSHO Press Event with Representative Turner – Foster Parents Article

Link to more photos.DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Congressman Mike Turner announced new legislation Friday that aims to keep foster kids off the streets. The new program, which will be run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide housing vouchers to teens aging out of the foster care system. “Foster care youth need to be provided assistance and their care is critical,” said Rep. Turner. “We’re very excited about this response from HUD because it also represents…

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The grief and joy of reunification – Foster Parents Article

  ​If you support a family serving in the foster care system, you are likely aware that the goal of any case is reunification with the foster child’s family. Not only is reunification a beautiful example of God’s redemption, it is also the goal per the federal law that outlines Child Welfare practice. Reunification can be the most difficult stage for foster parents. Even though foster parents know reunification is the desired outcome, they almost certainly will experience grief over…

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Foster carers should be aware of the rising rates of obesity – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers will probably be aware that the issue of childhood obesity has again hit the headlines. And this is despite figures from Public Health England that were reported on in 2018 that indicated a record number of primary school children were leaving school severely obese. That equated to over 22,000 children – the highest level since records were started. Prior to the figures that showed 1 in  25 10-to-11-year-olds were severely obese, the rates of childhood obesity had in…

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Parenting Difficult Behaviors | Keeping Your Cool in the Community – Foster Parents Article

You’re feeling frustrated; as much as you love being a foster parent, it isn’t always easy. Your child is facing significant challenges and dealing with difficult behaviors in public – at the store, at your place of worship, or during a family outing – is hard. Lately, you’re tempted to give in to your child’s demands so the behavior stops and you can both get on with your day. You need some fresh perspectives and tools that will help ground…

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Volunteer for The Holiday Project 2019! – Foster Parents Article

Help Us Make The Holiday Project 2019 Our Biggest Yet! Click Here To Volunteer The post Volunteer for The Holiday Project 2019! appeared first on Tidewater Friends of Foster Care. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by TFFC Read Full Parenting Article

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Foster carers need to argue for strict control of smartphones – Foster Parents Article

Foster carers will recall that in the year of the great fostering debate – 2018 – which yielded the foster care stocktake, much was made about the status; presumes or otherwise of foster carers. There was plenty of argument that foster carers should be regarded as professionals for the work that they do. And much pressure for that to be instigated. Many noted that the authors of the stocktake were against this. This was a reaction reminiscent of Canute the…

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