30
Aug

0

The Foster Care System: What Parents Wish We Knew

News coverage of the foster care system is often in response to stories about the children — their struggles and sometimes their triumphs. Much of the public perception of foster parents is based on stereotypes and misconceptions. http://www.npr.org/2013/03/21/174958972/the-foster-care-system-what-parents-wish-we-knew

25
Aug

0

Foster Parenting

It’s a reality that faces some 800,000 American children a year: their home environment is no longer safe or appropriate for their own well-being. A child welfare caseworker gets called in to see if the reports of abuse or neglect are legitimate. A therapist and pediatrician enter the picture to examine the child. If there […]

22
Aug

0

7 Things Your Older Adopted Child Needs From You

So, you’ve decided to adopt an older child? Great! Depending on the age of your child, you may have dodged the sleep and potty training stages (or maybe not!). Your child may not feel physically dependent on you, but they still need a lot from you. Here are seven gifts that you can give to […]

17
Aug

0
Inservice Cancellation

Inservice Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will not be holding the Building Effective Communication Skills class scheduled for 6:00 Pm today in Beckley. We apologize for the inconvenience.

08
Aug

0

Aging Out Institute

AOI Mission and Vision MISSION: AOI promotes resources and strategies that help youth age out of foster care and into adulthood successfully. VISION: One day, foster parents and organizations throughout the U.S. will apply the best practices for preparing and supporting youth aging out of foster care. To find out more click on the link below: http://www.agingoutinstitute.org/

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