The challenges and rewards of foster parenting

When a family is plunged into crisis children need someone to stand in the gap for them – and what a privilege it is to fill that gap. In the simplest of terms, that describes the foster parent.

Children need foster care for lots of reasons. The reasons vary but needs of each child don’t. All children need love, respect, understanding and a sense of belonging. It is critical for the committed foster parent and family to build a relationship with the foster child that overcomes fear, alienation and isolation.

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The month of May is recognized as “Mental Health Month.”

The month of May is recognized as “Mental Health Month.” According to Mental Health America (MHA), “Since 1949, MHA and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.” In recent years Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. has joined the cause!

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