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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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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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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Celebrating Advent with Children

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

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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Freezer Meal Magic

Freezer Meal Magic

“It is like magic and I love it!”   That statement, made by Home Parent Mom in The Hubbell Home, Violeta Douce, could easily be the reaction of any mom who’s only work in serving a home cooked meal on a busy day involved opening her freezer and oven doors!   
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