HELP US HELP OUR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE | Part 2 of 3
Supporting Children in Overcoming Trauma
Children in our Treatment Foster Care program need more than typical children do. More patience, more attention, more understanding, more stability, more empathy.
Becoming a Treatment Foster Parent is a calling to our parents – it’s a deep desire to help a child, even when things aren’t going well. One of our mothers called our staff because she was struggling with how to help the child she was fostering. They spoke for a while, and the mom reflected on the training she took to become a Treatment Foster Parent. “You told me it wasn’t going to be easy, there would be good and bad days, that helping a child work through trauma is hard,” she said. They reminded her of what she had learned in training: consistent nurturing. She ended the call with renewed confidence in her abilities.
It takes a special person to commit to being a Treatment Foster Parent, to give of themselves so deeply to a child who is in emotional and psychological pain and is resistant to trusting.
Click here to read this year’s spring fundraiser which highlights one of our dedicated Treatment Foster families. We are able to find these families because of your generosity.