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What makes treatment foster parents so special? 

Published: May 19, 2017

Child Abuse Prevention Month | SAFY

Is it the training they receive to offer trauma-informed care, or is it helping children learn positive coping skills to deal with stress? 

Maybe it’s their ability to understand, recognize and respond to the effects of trauma while providing stability and guidance to youth in their care. So what makes treatment foster parents so special? It’s all of that and more — the patience, empathy and time invested in kids who deserve the chance to have a happy, normal childhood.

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Signs to watch for in children who may be in abusive or neglectful situations 

Published: April 24, 2017

Child Abuse Prevention Month | SAFY

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which helps raise public awareness about preventing child maltreatment. 

During the month of April and throughout the year, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families...

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Why I became a social worker

Published: March 20, 2017

Jane Campbell and Tiller

In celebration of Social Work Month, SAFY is recognzing a few of many dedicated and passionate social workers who go above and beyond on a daily basis to support SAFY's mission.

Our social workers play a vital role in making an impact on families, children and the communities that we serve. At SAFY, we take pride in supporting our clinical staff with flexible work schedules...

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Helping older youth secure successful futures

Published: February 13, 2017

SAFY older youth services promotes independence, wellness and success for older youth and young adults aging out of foster care.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that approximately 20,000 youth age out of and exit foster care each year. Exits may be positive, when youth are emancipated to independent living or...

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How to protect your child from human trafficking

Published: January 11, 2017

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery and a multibillion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people, including children, around the world. According to the FBI, human trafficking is believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world. Sadly, many cases of human trafficking include children who are forced labor, or are trafficked for sexual exploitation.

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