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3 Ways to Engage Your Kids in Conversation

It is important to soak up screen-free time with your kiddos and use tho…

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Troy Grant: A Journey from Foster Care to TFY Family Specialist

Setting out on his career path, following his graduation last July, Troy…

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Tommy’s Story

At five years old, Tommy suffered a horrible loss – the loss of a loved …

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Navigating the First Meal with the Child in your Care

If you are anticipating the arrival of a new child in care to your home,…

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How to Help Your Child Build Resilience Through After-School Conversations

Ways to engage with your foster children after school to help them build…

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How Foster & Bio Parents Can Partner to Make Halloween “Spook-tacular”

Six Ways the Foster and Bio Parents Can Partner this Halloween Season.

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Bringing Joy & Happiness to Over 50 Youth in Care

Joy Pleasants has been fostering with Berkshire since 2016 and based on …

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Upstate Chevy Dealers Supports “The Best Christmas Ever” by providing Holiday Gifts for Children in Care

We received a surprise sponsorship from the Upstate Chevy Dealers, gener…

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How to Practice Thankfulness with Your Kids

Countless studies have proven that individuals who practice and embrace …

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6 Must-Have Safety Conversations

Safety is of utmost importance for every family, and it becomes even mor…

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Creating Routines that Set Your Family Up for Success

Children in care often come from inconsistent and tumultuous backgrounds…

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A ‘Summer to Remember’ Made Possible by Upstate Chevrolet Dealers

It’s a Summer to Remember for children in care thanks to the Upsta…

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8 Ways to Prep Kids in Care for a Successful Back-to-School Season

As the summer draws to a close, a new school year begins, bringing with …

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7 Tips to Host a Trauma-Informed Party

Hosting a party for a child who has experienced trauma, which is unfortu…

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6 Family Resolutions for 2023

As another year begins, many individuals use January to set the stage fo…

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