October 19, 2021

Babies Who Fight for Life as Newborns Need More Than Just Love

The allure of a newborn is nearly universal; their tiny toes, their sweet smell. It is incredibly difficult to logically weigh the decision to accept a newborn foster placement. But you must do so, and not just for the benefit of the newborn but that of your entire family. A number of newborns who are immediately placed into foster care are considered medically fragile. They are tiny bundles of joy who come with numerous medical needs. Read this month's blog by Sandi Orlando, foster parent and former NICU nurse of 20+ years, to learn more about common medical conditions facing newly born foster babies, and evaluate if you and your family are ready to love a new baby.
September 21, 2021

Is The Time Now? What To Consider Before Accepting a New Placement

Saying no is not easy! Especially, when you are torn between your heart and your head when considering a placement of an infant. Read the first of this two-part blog series by Sandi Orlando on medically fragile infants. Are you in a place to say yes? Read on to be sure you are ready to provide a loving home to a high-needs infant.
August 17, 2021

Getting Beneath the Iceberg of Children’s Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors

Children’s behaviors are often manifestations of their beliefs, values and past experiences. Caregivers are called to the challenging job of helping children overcome these. To do this, caregivers must not solely focus on negative behaviors, but rather the reasoning underneath these behaviors. Read more in this month’s blog by Donna Erickson.
July 19, 2021

How to Navigate Meltdowns While Strengthening Your Parenting Skills

Dysregulation, better known as a meltdown, is going to happen. They are fueled with emotion and are difficult for parents and children alike. Yet, if you follow David Bergesen, MFT's four steps outlined in our latest blog, you will strengthen your child and your parenting skills.
June 14, 2021

Whole Brain Parenting

Every person has a built-in self-care mechanism that we have explored since we were infants. Learn how this three-level system can help you manage your children’s outburst by reading our newest blog by Nick Lawrence.
May 17, 2021

Helping Our Children Challenge Negative Thinking

Do you ever slip down that rabbit hole of negative thinking and get stuck? Our children do, too. Mindfulness and new, positive thoughts help create healthier pathways in the brain. Try these pointers and phrases to help your child avoid that downward cycle.
April 19, 2021

How to Help Your Foster or Adopted Child Succeed

Helping children succeed is indeed a tough job, and doubly so for traumatized children. But what is success? Read this month's blog for exploration with our regular trainer, therapist, and former foster youth, Donna Erickson, M.A.
March 16, 2021

Boundaries: Difficult to Establish, Necessary for Relationship

Boundaries are necessary and are critical for parenting – especially in high-needs kids. Help One Child’s latest blog shares 10 steps to setting healthy boundaries, which keep toxicity away and create more peace within the home. Read "Boundaries: Difficult to Establish, Necessary for Relationship" by Laura Elizabeth DeHority, LMFT, to learn more.