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Trauma Informed Holiday Activities for mentors for parents for program directors Dec 16, 2019
First off, I have to start this post with cultural sensitivity. Never assume a child in foster care celebrates a particular holiday. Even if they are in a home that celebrates a particular...
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Removed for mentors for parents for program directors Nov 05, 2019
Imagine the police come into the room where you're reading this right now. Imagine they take your personal belongings, your phone and tell you, you have to leave your home. You will be separated...
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Dealing With "That Kid" for mentors for parents for program directors Sep 17, 2019
If you work with kids, you know who I'm talking about.
 
As a Post Adoption Case Manager all the kids on my caseload were "that kid". One day I was called into a school meeting...
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Why Can't I Ride? for mentors for parents for program directors May 02, 2019

That's right, there is no riding.

I am so immersed in the Stable Moments model that I often forget to mention it is all unmounted work.

It's understandable that parents assume their children will...

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Why Mentorship? for mentors for parents for program directors Jan 24, 2019
 
Many people look at the Stable Moments model and think that it must be the amazingly therapeutic nature of a horse that brings stability to the foster and adopted children in the program....
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For some, Holidays aren't Happy for mentors for parents for program directors Dec 18, 2018
I know... what a downer. We're all decking the stalls, and fa la la-ing and Rebecca has to come out with the sad truth.
 
One Christmas I worked hard to make the Holidays special for a...
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Maybe I'm Not Cut Out for This for mentors for parents for program directors Sep 18, 2018
I felt shame today. I recently started a Master's program online and have been a bit overwhelmed trying to organize the different requirements of coursework and juggle assignments along with my...
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5 Ways to Ease School Transition for Children in Foster Care for parents Sep 01, 2017
Children in foster care have to manage more transitions than any child should have to. They often change homes, school districts, friends and everything they know. Heading back to school is an...
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Shame: The Crippling Beast for mentors for parents for program directors Oct 26, 2016
As James walked through the halls of his new school he searched for room 306. He was intimidated by the confidence the other students seemed to have as they bounced effortlessly down the halls in...
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Why Children and Horses Heal Together for mentors for parents for program directors Oct 09, 2015
The sun kissed my face and filled me with excitement. It was my first year in Georgia and never had I experienced a 70 degree mid-November day. I moved to Georgia in June of 2013 at the invitation...
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