Monthly Archives: January 2013

Six Reasons Everyone Should Care About Child Abuse

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There are so many causes ‘out there’ these days, it can be tough to decide where to invest one’s  time and energy, especially when both are limited for most of us. There are the standards; things like the arts, human … Continue reading

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Foster Care (Alumni) Anonymous

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We have known for some time that outcomes are not great for youth who age out of foster care. Several studies¹ conducted over the last decade or so have confirmed what most child welfare professionals have known for a while: … Continue reading

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10 Things Case Managers Wish Their Foster Parents Knew

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A blog post titled “10 Things Foster Parents Wish Their Case Managers Knew” was published by a blogger named Mike Berry a few weeks ago. The list included some excellent reminders of the challenges faced by foster parents. As I … Continue reading

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FamilyVille: Innovation Promoting Healthy Families

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The title is not a typo, and the similarity to FarmVille¹ is intentional. Games like FarmVille seem to have taken over Facebook, mobile devices, and the internet. Their popularity may wax and wane, but in the end, still they survive; in … Continue reading

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