Managing Holiday Emotions & Stress

holiday stress

What can holiday stress look like? For a mixture of reasons, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year for children as well as adults.  Intensified feelings of loss, separation, everyday stress, obligations, financial burden, social commitments, travel commitments, and grief are common links to the stress and emotions experienced during the holiday…



Transitional Housing Sutter County | Director’s Corner

Transitional Housing Sutter County

Director’s Corner Transitional Housing Sutter County | Have I told you, this transitional housing program (THP) changes more lives than any other program I have participated in? That’s bold to say considering my 25 years of helping foster children. Did you know that many of our participants come to us without knowing or having basic…



Transitional Housing Red Bluff CA | A Second Chance For Foster Youth

Transitional Housing Red Bluff CA

Transitional Housing Red Bluff CA | I have been asked many times by both surprised county social workers and youth THP participants, “Why do you give a second chance?” and have heard statements like, “You can just put in a discharge notice on the youth, you don’t have to put up with this.” But we…



Foster Care for Teens | What do Teens Want from Foster Parents?

Foster Care for Teens

Foster Care for Teens | As a resource parent, you can face many challenging situations. Of course, helping children in difficult situations keep their life on track is probably what attracted you to be a resource parent in the first place. Providing foster care for teens can be particularly tough, but exceptionally rewarding, as well.…



Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children | 5 Facts About Human Trafficking

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children | Human trafficking is a huge, international crisis. The topic of commercial sexual exploitation of children and other human trafficking crimes doesn’t seem to get the same attention as other human rights issues, but it is a major problem nonetheless. To highlight the serious nature of this issue, let’s look…



Foster Parent Spotlight: The Joys and Pains of Being A Resource Family

foster family in Siskiyou County

Foster Family in Siskiyou County | A letter from the Akana family: Hi everyone! We’re the Akanas, and we’re a foster family in Siskiyou County. We’ve been with the Children First Foster Family Agency for about 7 years now. My husband (who just retired from the county last year), our daughter (who lives with us…



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