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Fostering Communication

Youth in foster care and their care providers experience many transitions. Foster parents play an important role in helping youth navigate these difficult transitions by providing stability, emotional support, and being an advocate for their needs. Take a look at how you can best support a child during an emotional time.
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From Paperwork to Placement

As a new foster parent who just completed mountains of paperwork and all the necessary training, you may wonder what exactly is next. Cherie Johnson, Foster and Adoptive Parent, shares her experience as a new foster parent with some action steps you and your family can take to prepare.
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Raising a More Resilient Child

As a parent, one of the most important things you can do is to help your child learn to deal with the inevitable challenges that life brings. Children who can successfully manage the stressors that come into their life have lower rates of mental health issues, greater levels of happiness, and often have more success later in life.
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Foster Care and Adoption Children’s Booklist

In honor of National Foster Care month, we wanted to share a list of books and workbooks for youth in foster care or in adopted families that are a wonderful way for children to explore other people's life experiences, while at the same time seeing their own stories represented and know they are not alone in their feelings.
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Family (Dys)Function: Navigating Family Dynamics in Foster and Adoptive Care

In the world of foster care, you will encounter more family dynamics than you even knew existed. This isn’t always because these families are broken, sometimes we distance ourselves from family members who have emotionally or otherwise harmed us. How do you navigate all of this? Foster and Adoptive Parent Cherie Johnson shares tips and guidance to help you navigate a variety of family dynamic situations.
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A Focus on Stress Awareness Month

It’s National Stress Awareness Month, and we think it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what that means. Learning more about our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life.  
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Stressed Out? Be The Calm, Not the Storm

April is National Stress Awareness Month and Nexus Family Healing has some tips to manage your stress and improve your quality of life.
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National Day of (No) Silence

The National Day of Silence started as a student-led protest in the 1990s where LGBTQ+ students and allies take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and education discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Take a look at this event's history and how you can celebrate this year's National Day of (No) Silence.
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Stress Relieving Methods for Kids

According to the American Psychological Association, more than 60% of high school students say they feel stress on a daily basis. Stress can show up differently depending on your child's age. As parents and caregivers, it’s important to watch for signs of stress in your kids, realize how to identify it, and have some methods on hand to help your child when they are feeling overwhelmed.
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How to Thank A Social Worker

March is recognized annually as National Social Worker Month. Social workers are true advocates for the youth and families they serve. Here are some ways you can meaningfully recognize a social worker in your life.