Self-Care is a Must for Kinship Caregivers

by Jonathan Rockoff • If you provide kinship care, what I’m about to say will not be surprising: your circumstances and daily experiences are likely much different than “traditional,” non-relative foster parents. In this article I want to do more than provide tips on how to care for yourself as a kinship caregiver. After all, you’re likely aware of what

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To Give Our Best to Our Children, Resource Parents Need Support from Each Other

by Bob DeMarco • When children have experienced trauma, we sometimes need to parent them differently. This can make all the difference for our kids, but it can also lead us to isolate ourselves from those who can support us. Left unchecked, this can lead to ineffective parenting and a generally unhappy home. Really, social interaction is a lifeline for

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Youth in care say self-care supports healthy relationships

by Megan Holmes To have healthy relationships with others, one must first have a healthy relationship with oneself. For this, safe, enjoyable practices for maintaining mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health are needed. The right self-care practices can be the key to creating an environment where healthy relationships can flourish. Self-Care Self-care means recognizing when it is time to step

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