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Cross Culture/Loss of Culture in Foster Care

Valeri Garcia ·
Hello everyone, I'm looking for a video or a great resource/article about the impact of adapting to different cultures and/or losing sense of their own culture while in foster care and the long-term impact of this. We are doing a discussion/student panel during Foster Care Awareness Month. A video or article may assist in the discussion. Thank you in advance!
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Help our public radio station with a story: How did separation from your parents as a child impact you?

Laura Klivans ·
KQED is the NPR-affiliate public radio station based in San Francisco, CA. We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent? We’re...
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Looking for Writers: New magazine addressing foster care system and family trauma

Helen W. Mallon ·
Hello, Everyone, I am co-editor of a new publication on Medium.com, to be launched in March 2020. Collective Power is the written arm of Home for Good , a collective organization recently launched after 6 years of planning. HFG began when our founders asked themselves, "What would a system that reflects our love for our children look like?" HFG's mission is to transform the trauma too often perpetuated by the various helping systems, among the people they purport to help—whether the...
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trauma assessment tools for youth

Ellen Copeland ·
I am looking for simple tool for intakes regarding children and past trauma...If anyone can share trauma assessment tools that would be great
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Re: Are Foster Care Children Excessively Medicated?

Laura Boyd, Ph.D. ·
Agreed. The field is doing a lot to try and train therapists; however, as in all of child welfare, there is so much turnover. Also, evidence-based trauma training is expensive and typically involves a follow up of 9+ monthly supervision sessions. But it is where we must go! Likewise, this is where I recommend that all foster youth be screened at intake for trauma experienced/level of...and that treatment clearly involve a response to PTSD appropriately and/or mental illness as may or may not...
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Re: Are Foster Care Children Excessively Medicated?

Rebecca Ruiz ·
Thanks to everyone who has commented so far. These posts are really helpful in understanding the dynamic of the problem when it comes to foster care youth and mental health. Are there any resources you might recommend for a social worker or clinician or even adoptive parent who is trying to deal with these issues? I know that trauma-informed training requires a lot of time and practice, but if there's a primer or background material that others might benefit from, maybe we can share it here.
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Re: Are Foster Care Children Excessively Medicated?

Here is report in the Providence Journal about efforts by the Rhode Island's Department of Children, Youth and Families to tighten rules for prescribing drugs to foster children: http://ireader.olivesoftware.com/Olive/iReader/ProvidenceJournalPress/SharedArticle.ashx?document=TPJ%5C2014%5C06%5C05&article=Ar00105 Elizabeth Prewitt Community Manager/Policy Analyst, ACEs Connection
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Re: Cross Culture/Loss of Culture in Foster Care

Lamin Barrow ·
Very interesting topic! I would be interested to see what talking points will emanate from you panel discussion. Below is link to an interesting article on a case of Muslim kids loosing their identity in the foster care system in Michigan. Population demographics are important precursors for the recruitment of foster homes, not to say recruitment and retention of foster parents is an easy task. https://www.freep.com/story/ne...lim-homes/473928001/
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Re: Looking for Writers: New magazine addressing foster care system and family trauma

Brooke Lamberson ·
Hi, I am a foster parent and I would love to write.
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