Tips on Dealing With Reactive Attachment Disorder

How to Manage Reactive Attachment Disorder Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, is a disorder that occurs when babies and young children are unable to form secure attachments with caregivers. This is often due to previous neglect, abuse, or trauma. While considered uncommon in the general population, studies show it occurs in 5% of children when first … Read moreTips on Dealing With Reactive Attachment Disorder

Tips for Navigating “Impossible” Appointment Schedules

Even with just one or two children, navigating a family’s busy schedule can be a chore in and of itself. Differing work schedules, varying interests, and doctor’s and school appointments seem to pile up without you even trying. Adding the responsibilities of a foster family on top of that can seem overwhelming, especially so if … Read moreTips for Navigating “Impossible” Appointment Schedules

Social Media Study Has Good News for Foster Care Families with Teens

Foster care families with teens may be happy to hear about a recent study on social media and depression. Researchers found that daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents. Here’s more about this study, and what it may mean for your foster children. What The … Read moreSocial Media Study Has Good News for Foster Care Families with Teens

A Quick Guide to Clean Eating for Your Foster Care Family

If you try to feed your foster care family a nutritious diet, you’ve probably come across talk about clean eating. However, you might not be sure what the words mean exactly. Don’t feel bad. There is no official definition of clean eating, and different people have different interpretations. In general, clean eating usually focuses on … Read moreA Quick Guide to Clean Eating for Your Foster Care Family