Recognizing and Reporting Abuse

In Missouri, the Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline number to call is 1-800-392-3738. In our final April blog post related to National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’d like to discuss the sensitive subject of recognizing and reporting child abuse. It’s helpful to first understand what constitutes abuse.
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TBRI® and Empowered to Connect

Foster care and adoption is marked by many joys, but also by the many challenges of trauma and attachment. As we continue in our series of April blog posts related to National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’d like to share with you about Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) and why it is fundamental in the
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Stuck Indoors? We Have Ideas!

It’s another snow day, or another frigid weekend cooped up indoors, and you’re wondering what in the world you can do to help entertain the kids for another day of wintry weather.
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Teaching Children to Value Racial Diversity

“Interracial harmony is more than a politically correct value of our current age. It was God’s plan from the beginning.”
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Finding Peace in Chaos

No matter how much we desire a peaceful holiday season, some of us just can’t seem to get past the chaos. Children in foster care are especially vulnerable to chaos at Christmas – family troubles, extra activities and expectations, even small worries like, “will Santa be able to find me?”
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Celebrating Advent with Children

Anticipation. To come. Arrival. If you want the short definition of advent, there you have it.
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Explaining Adoption To Your Adopted Child

I met my first child when she was four months old. When she came into my house I was told she might only stay for a year or two, so I shouldn’t get too attached. “Can you handle caring for a baby, and then letting her go?” they asked. “Can you have an open hand,
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When Adoption Is Hard

“I moved into Coyote Hill with no children. I left with six children. It was the start of my family. It literally changed the direction of our lives, but I never would have written it like this if I was the author.”
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.