Partners: Meeting the Needs of the Whole Family


Meeting the Needs of the Whole Family

We chose to write about the impact of what it means to champion a child who has been touched by foster care and/or adoption because we know that sometimes the extra love needed is for yourself. The energy it takes to regularly ride the roller coaster of behaviors, emotions, celebrations, and disappointments takes a toll. We know that some days can feel like the movie Groundhog Day, that sense of having the same conversations or repeating the same actions over and over again. We know that not everyone in your lives understands why you would voluntarily take on such a task and that, sometimes, you may encounter condescension or judgement from those closest to you. Unfortunately, we don’t have that magic wand to make it all go away.

In this edition of Partners, you’ll find articles about:

  • Making it All Work
  • Meeting the Needs of the Whole Family
  • How Family Events or Traditions Impact Children and Youth
  • When Your Child’s Behaviors Impact Family Relationships
  • Resources for further support

Download: Partners Fall 2018

Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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