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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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

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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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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We Miss You, Mr. Simpson

“What an amazing legacy he has left for this community.” ~~Rachel Howell, Coyote Hill Therapist.   On September 28, 2017, a beloved Harrisburg teacher and coach, Brian Simpson, passed away as the result of a tragic auto accident.
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Parenting Resources

Our staff has compiled a list of resources for those of you who open your hearts and homes to care for a child with a difficult past.
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Your Generosity Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child.