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Many children rely on the emergency room for psychiatric care

Many children rely on the emergency room for psychiatric care

Spectrum - October 26, 2016   On any given day, pediatrician Lindsay Irvin estimates a quarter of her patients need psychiatric help. She sees teens who say they are suicidal, and elementary school children who suffer chest pains stemming from bullying anxiety....

Rescuing Julia Twice: Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

Rescuing Julia Twice: Overcoming Reactive Attachment Disorder

Everyday Health - April 29, 2014 by Tina Traster Our pediatrician, Dr. T, couldn't have been more pleased with Julia's progress. At 18 months, my baby was in the 95th percentile for her weight. She was talking, walking, her muscle tone was excellent. All good signs...

Bare Necessities: Basic Baby Needs

The Spruce - October 23, 2017 by Heather Corely What does a baby really need in the first weeks at home? The answer is - not much. This basic baby needs checklist will help you choose those baby essentials, often called the layette, that your little one needs to have...

Why Do Foster Care Disruptions Occur?

Foster Children Endure Multiple Placements Due to Disruptions The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft It's not something we like to think about as foster parents, but sometimes a placement just doesn’t work out. There are various reasons why foster care placements...

When Foster Families Meet Birth Families

When Foster Families Meet Birth Families

The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Michael Robison Your foster child has moved in, is settled into his room, and learning your home rules. Now comes the time that many foster parents worry the most about - meeting the child's birth parents. For the sake of all concerned,...

Setting up a Bedroom for Foster Care

Setting up a Bedroom for Foster Care

No Bohns About It - February 4, 2016 When a person decides to become a foster parent, they often wonder the best way of setting up a bedroom for foster care. Waiting for the call is tough, and shopping and painting and all the decorating can be a fun way to pass the...

Establishing Yourself as a Parent

Establishing Yourself as a Parent

The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft Your Role as Mom or Dad So, you've gone from an empty house to a full one. Now what? When it comes to foster and or adopting a child, especially an older child - setting roles, rules, and boundaries can be tough. This is...

Meeting Your New Foster Child

Meeting Your New Foster Child

The first day... The Spruce - October 31, 2017 by Carrie Craft When a foster child is first placed in your home a lot of fear and stress comes through the front door along with the child, for both of you. The child is fearing the absolute worst about you and his/her...

Understanding Grief and Loss in Foster Children

Understanding Grief and Loss in Foster Children

The Spruce - April 4, 2017 by Carrie Craft When a child enters your home, whether through adoption or foster care, they come with a tremendous amount of grief and loss. Losses that include birth parents, extended family, home, pets, neighborhoods, schools, friends,...

10 Ways to Stop 23,000 Children From Aging Out of Foster Care

10 Ways to Stop 23,000 Children From Aging Out of Foster Care

Dave Thomas Foundation - July 18,2017 Or, how to quit making excuses and do our job When I talk to audiences not familiar with the child welfare system, I share startling numbers – more than six million children last year were involved in reports of abuse or neglect...

Foster families needed across the state

Story originally published by ABC Fox Montana Great Falls Great Falls - About 3,000 children and teens are entering the foster care system in Montana every year. The need for foster homes is a statewide issue, and that need is borderline desperate here in Cascade...

Foster Care Families Needed in the Missoula Area

Our very own Beth Breen was interviewed by KPAX8 news to talk about the need for foster care families in the Missoula area. She explain the need for these families to help these children receive the care that they need in order to thrive in their community. Click on...