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Training from the NFPA
ADHD vs Trauma in Foster Children // .5 Hour (nfpati­.org) To discuss the important distinctions between ADHD and Trauma and how this affects children in foster care

Steps Toward Change: Replacing Trauma Bond with Healing Relationships // 1 Hour (nfpati­.org) This training will allow participants to understand better the links between childhood trauma and neglect, the child welfare system, and sexual exploitation.

Making Video Games Fun For Your Family – NFPA Scoop (blog­.nfpaonline­.org) Video games can be a great source of entertainment for everyone in the family, as long as you follow a few basic guidelines. Choosing the right console is important, as is picking games that are right for the whole family…..

Parents as Changemakers: Effective Policy Advocacy // 1.5 Hours (nfpati­.org) Are you committed to ensuring that foster parents have the training and support they need to best serve children? Not sure where to start to advocate for the changes you want? Come learn how you can make a difference!

News and opinions from the web
The Problem with Kinship Care (quillette­.com) Thanks, but no thanks. That was the message that aspiring foster parents got this fall when they sent inquiries offering their services to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. According to….

The Ad Council’s Latest Video Shows the Bond a Teen Can Forge With His Adoptive Parents (popsugar­.com) The Ad Council’s “Dinner” PSA featuring a teenager named Mason shows how rewarding it can be when families adopt teens out of the foster care system.

MSVU offers free tuition to former youth in care (universityaffairs­.ca) The Halifax institution will be the first university in Atlantic Canada to launch a tuition waiver program for students who were previously in the foster care system.

From Foster Care to College Grad: FIU Student Defies Odds (nbcmiami­.com) Considering the childhood Maci Kean had, she has no business graduating with honors from Florida International University. “By the time I was 11 years old,…

Avoiding homelessness: Fort Wayne Housing Authority gives youth in foster care hope (wfft­.com) Several local organizations are working to make sure young adults who have phased out foster care have a place to call their own.

‘I am an older sister to 45 siblings’: Foster family brings unconditional love (guampdn­.com) Annabel Taylor has more than 45 siblings, but she’s also an only child. (Shared by CASANebraska)

Wish List: Teen shows ‘kind heart’ despite years of abuse, neglect, foster care (cincinnati­.com) Jaydan Combs earned her high school diploma Dec. 4. She has been accepted at Ivy Tech Community College with hopes to become an addiction counselor. (Shared by Enquirer)

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