Adjusting to a New School

Adjusting to a New School

Children in foster care change schools often. Our Education Coordinator, Paige Douce, shares some advice on how to help your child face the unsettling challenge of attending a new school.
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Empowered to Connect Conference

Empowered to Connect Conference

The Empowered to Connect Conference is being broadcast at locations across the country on April 5 and 6. Coyote Hill, thanks to the support of Boone County Children’s Services, will be one of the simulcast sites this weekend!
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Host a Birthday Fundraiser

Host a Birthday Fundraiser

Party like it’s your birthday!   If you, like many generous people, would like to give gifts to a charity like Coyote Hill rather than receiving gifts on your birthday, then we have some ideas for you. Or if you, like many parents, know your child does not need another toy, then you can still
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Recognizing and Reporting Abuse

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

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!

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

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

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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