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General information about foster care and why you should work with Jenda!

Jenda Family Services' Instagram profile, with informative content, support, and more!

Official resource webpage of the National Foster Care Association that offers a variety of  resources and suggestions.

If you don’t have experience with the jargon of educational supports, IEP’s and 504’s prior yet, advocating for your foster or kinship child in school can feel intimidating. Learning how to advocate for your foster or kinship child in school is an extension of the care you’ve been offering this child already!

When someone becomes a foster parent or adopts a child, they are often put into a position to manage difficult behaviors. The children in the foster care system have usually endured abuse and neglect and often express their feelings through behavior. Here are a few child discipline ideas that helped numerous foster and adoptive families.

A small guidebook to how to help your foster or adoptive child to transition to adulthood, and some explanation of the unique challenges these teens face. 

This factsheet was written to help families understand how to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming home for an LGBTQ+ youth in foster care. It discusses the unique risks they face and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks.

Nearly 5.8 million children under 18 live in their grandparents' households. Focusing on your physical, mental and financial health is critical if you are your grandchild's primary caregiver.

RISE is an online magazine that is written by families affected by the child welfare system. Many people don’t know that the majority of children who enter foster care return home to their parents–and that most children in care wish for a lifelong relationship with their parents, whether they live with them or not. Helping parents is fundamental to helping children in foster care.

No matter how much you love your grandkids, raising them comes with many challenges as well as rewards. These guidelines can help you succeed at parenting the second time around.

A webinar with multiple professionals discussing what you can do for your  foster child to help affirm their racial identity as a foster parent.

A group of resources for both parents and children, featuring videos, activities, and ways to describe difficult topics to foster children.

Due to trauma surrounding food and neglect, many foster children struggle with hoarding, obsession, and other unhealthy food behaviors. Here are some strategies from a child behavioral specialist to help manage those behaviors.

While social media has changed the way the world communicates, it has also created privacy and safety concerns. This page discusses the benefits of social media for children and youth in foster care and provides tips for parents and caregivers who want to help youth use social media safely. Advice for social media use by foster parents is also provided.

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