Ways to care for your kids during COVID-19

Below are some suggestions about how to promote holistic health for your kiddos. Consider building one activity from each activity into your daily schedule. Emotional Check in with your kids using happy, mad, sad face drawings. Let kids each build a “safe place” fort in a separate area of your …

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How to care for yourself as a parent during COVID-19

Care for yourself is just as important! Kids regulate in response to the adults around them, so the calmer you are, the calmer they will be. Here are just a few ways to help you keep your cool in these changing times: Emotional Acknowledge your anxieties and/or frustrations. Journal or …

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Finding balance in an extreme time

Balance feels so elusive these days, doesn’t it? Extreme things are happening worldwide and it’s changing rapidly. In Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), we emphasize the importance of balancing nurture with structure. We understand that when we lean too much one way or another, we deprive our kids of critical opportunities. We seek balance in our own lives because we recognize …

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It’s going to be hard! – Strengthening your faith in foster care

In this clip of the Family Care Learning Podcast, we hear from Haley and Garrett who have fostered a few children with Christian Family Care. Haley and Garrett discuss how they knew it would be hard fostering children but they didn’t know it would test and strengthen their faith. “It’s …

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Grieving as a couple in foster care

In this clip of the Family Care Learning Podcast, Brandon Jones interviews Haley and Garrett who have fostered a few children with Christian Family Care. Haley and Garrett discuss how they were grieving as couple after their foster kids were reunited with their bio families. See the full podcast on …

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How men can experience the stages of grief differently

In this clip of the Family Care Learning Podcast, we hear from Garrett who discusses his experience of going through the stages of grief as a man. Garrett is a financial analyst. Him and his wife, Haley discuss how they were grieving at different times and in different ways after …

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Are you experiencing anticipatory grief as a foster parent?

In this clip of the Family Care Learning Podcast from episode #5, we hear from Haley who is one of our child and family therapists at Arizona Family Counseling who talks about anticipatory grief in foster care. A lot of times foster care can be very up and down emotionally. …

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Letting go and letting God have control throughout the process of fostering

Happy young family sitting on couch and talking with family counselor. Smiling parents with adopted children discussing with counselor. Multiethnic family meeting a financial agent.

In this clip of the Family Care Learning Podcast from episode #5, we hear from Haley who is one of our child and family therapists at Arizona Family Counseling who talks about trusting God while doing foster care. Brandon, another one of our child and family therapists at Arizona Family …

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