Foster Teen

A Foster Child’s Wish for the New Year – Foster Parents Article

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise   I am a two-year-old girl who is going to be reunified with my mommy next month. I wish that my foster family would stay in my life. It has really helped that they have gotten to know Mommy. She says they have helped her learn to take better care of me. So, if they could still see us sometimes or maybe let Mommy call them that would be great. I…

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Dear Future Foster Parent: A Message from a Teenager in Care – Foster Parents Article

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise   Dear Future Foster Parent: I am a teenager in foster care.  Since you are thinking about becoming a foster parent here are some things I’d like you to know as you make your decision.   Kids like me need to live with people who get that I’ve been through some really hard times and that it’s because of those hard times that sometimes I’ll give you a hard time. It’s…

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Parenting a Child with a Trauma History – Foster Parents Article

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Every child in foster care has a trauma history. Something has taken place which made it unsafe for them to remain in the care of their family. And, they have moved to a new home to live with a new family. Many children in foster care have made multiple moves between foster families and group care. These events make up a foster child’s trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially…

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Ten Ways to Help Your Foster Child Succeed in School – Foster Parents Article

Posted on September 3, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Ten Ways to Help Your Foster Child Succeed in School As the new school year progresses there may be some bumps in the road for your foster child. Here are some tips to help them get back on track. Know their history. How have they done in school previously? Has their education been stable or have they had to move from school to school do to changes in their living situation?…

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Dear Foster Parents: A Message from Your Teen – Foster Parents Article

Posted on August 14, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Dear Foster Parents, I thought it would help if I told you a few things about me. Please remember everything is new to me here. I may not want to keep asking you questions. So, try to remember to show me how things work in your family. Explain the daily routine to me. Show me where you keep the clean towels and what I should do with my dirty clothes. Let…

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Why Older Kids in Care Say They Don’t Need Families, Even When They Do – Foster Parents Article

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise It’s a familiar refrain. An older foster youth approaching their 18th birthday says they want to live on their own.  “I don’t need a family.” For the people who care for and about foster youth, these words hurt to hear. It’s often painfully obvious that a young man or woman isn’t ready to be on their own. So, why are they so insistent? If they’ve grown up in foster care, they…

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Birthday Wishes of a Teen in Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Like many teenagers, I’d like some good stuff for my birthday. Things like a new video game console or clothes. Maybe a party with my friends and my favorite dinner (pizza of course!). If you ask me, these are the things I’ll say I want. But there are other things I want and need. Chances are I won’t tell you about these things. I might not be able to say them…

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