Meet our 2021 Foster Family Appreciation Week Honorees

The Muntain FamilyMichael and Alis Muntain received a placement in August of 2020 and accepted him with open arms. The child immediately felt like part of the family and didn’t take long to refer to Michael and Alis as Mom and Pop. Knowing the importance of family, they searched for the relatives the child mentioned…

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Is my kid just a fussy eater? Or is it more serious?

As a parent, you’ve likely dealt with a fussy eater. But, how do you know if a younger child is facing an eating disorder? Or if a child’s behavior is a sign of a future eating disorder? Usually, we think of eating disorders as affecting teens and pre-teens. But, the number of children diagnosed with…

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Is My Kid Ok? Signs Your Child May Be Struggling.

As we ring in 2021, families are still facing the ups and downs of the pandemic. If you are like many parents, you may have seen changes in your child. The National Institute of Health has reported an increase in anxiety and depression among children and teenagers in the U.S. You know your child best,…

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Might Be Easier in 2021

Let’s rewind for a minute to January 1, 2020, before we knew that COVID-19 even existed. Take a minute to reflect on what your New Year’s resolutions were last year. You might realize that keeping some of your resolutions were actually easier during the pandemic. Some of the most common resolutions include: Improving health Spending…

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Are You Doing Too Much For Your Child?

“Overparenting” Can Delay Independence Who doesn’t want to be an awesome parent? But, when does being an awesome mom or dad cross over to just doing too much for your child? As parents, we are hard-wired to take care of our child’s every need. Over-functioning parents can possibly raise under-functioning children. The key to raising…

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How You Can Support Foster Parents

Not everyone can become a foster parent, but everyone can do things to help support the families in our community that are fostering children. Local families, individuals and businesses can all do their part to help out these children and the generous families that are caring for them in foster care. Here are a few…

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Meet The Pattersons, Foster “Angels” in Clay County

Lynda and Bob Patterson are one of our veteran homes that we refer to as “Angels of Clay County”. Lynda and Bob have a special niche in the world of Foster Care as they take infants into their home. As you can imagine infants come with tireless nights, sometimes withdrawals from an array of substance…

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