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Preventing Sexual Assault

Tips to share with children to prevent sexual violence and assault We know what you’re thinking; I shouldn’t have to talk to my children about...
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Take time on January 15, 2018, to give back and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we prepare for another successful year of Preserving Families and Securing Futures, we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, commemorating Dr. King’s great...
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New Years Resolution—Consider Foster Parenting

Be a difference maker in 2018 2017 is coming to a close and that means many people will look back on the year and prepare...
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National Adoption Awareness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a nationwide initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families...
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National Bullying Prevention Month

Nearly a decade old, National Bullying Prevention Awareness month was initiated by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center in October 2006. Did you know that 1 in every...
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Therapeutic foster care and behavioral health services address underserved need among foster youth 

Many youth in foster care have experienced traumatic events in their lifetimes. In fact, it’s been cited that up to 80 percent of children in foster care...
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SAFY Addresses Foster Parent FAQs

Have you considered becoming a foster parent but have some questions? Here are some of the top questions SAFY receives from people looking to become...
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Am I ready to become a foster parent?

For some people, the thought of caring for a foster child seems natural but for others, fostering may be a decision that you've mulled on...
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The Power of Community Support

Foster youth want what all children need and desire—the opportunity to live up to their greatest potential in life. By age 26, approximately 80 percent...
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Purposeful Parenting Month 2017

Purposeful parenting encourages active and engaged parenting to build strong families The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services slated July as Purposeful Parenting Month....
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What makes treatment foster parents so special?

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

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,...
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Why I became a social worker

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...
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Helping older youth secure successful futures

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...
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How to protect your child from human trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery and a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people, including children, around the world....
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    Preventing Sexual Assault

    February 13, 2018

    Tips to share with children to prevent sexual violence and assault We know what you’re thinking; I shouldn’t have to talk to my children about sexual assault. As a parent or foster parent, realistically we know that it’s important to start conversations about safety with your children, because sexual assault is real and it happens …

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  • Take time on January 15, 2018, to give back and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 12, 2018

    As we prepare for another successful year of Preserving Families and Securing Futures, we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, commemorating Dr. King’s great dream of a vibrant, multiracial nation united in justice, peace and reconciliation. We celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing for America. Dr. Martin …

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