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What It’s Really Like to Foster Teens (And Why You Should Do It)

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Across the nation, outcomes for teens aging out of foster care are grim, and the need for loving families to foster teens continues to grow.

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4 State-Specific Factors That Affect a Child’s Wellbeing

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The new KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation describes what factors affect a child’s overall wellbeing.

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10 Ways to Stay Optimistic During a Pandemic: Coping During COVID-19

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Tips to help you stay optimistic and positive during challenging times. Part of a series “Coping During COVID-19” offering helpful support from KVC experts.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Your First Foster Care Placement

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Becoming a foster parent is a big decision, and your first foster care placement sparks a lot of questions. Here are some answers!

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What Does Adoption Cost?

Interested in growing your family through adoption? You may have heard that it can be very expensive. However, one option is basically free!

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5 Reasons Children Bully and How Parents Can Help

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The motive for bullying behavior can be difficult to pinpoint. Learn what might lead a kid to bully and what you can do to prevent bullying.

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Why Is Self-Care Especially Important For Foster Parents?

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Foster parenting is as hard as it is rewarding. While you’re caring for the kids in your home, it’s important to take care of yourself too. Read this blog to learn more about self-care!

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What to Expect When a Child Discharges From a Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

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Read this article to understand how you can continue helping a child after they discharge from a children’s psychiatric hospital.

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How to Support Children’s Mental Health During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic can be an immense source of stress and fear in children and teens, just like with adults. While you can’t change COVID-19, you can create a positive impact on children’s mental health as they continue to adjust to the “new normal.” Let’s look at how. Watch for Signs of Information Overload and […]

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Why Youth in Foster Care Are Vulnerable to Human Trafficking and How Caregivers Can Protect Them

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The sad reality is that there is a link between the foster care system and human trafficking. Any advocate of children, especially foster parents, need to be aware of the ways children in foster care are more susceptible to being trafficked.

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