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Tis the Season to be Grateful

Tis the Season to be Grateful

The jokes and memes about Thanksgiving being overlooked circulate relentlessly this time of year and even though they are hilarious, do you know why they are everywhere? Because it is the absolute truth – Thanksgiving does get overlooked. How do we prevent this day...

Developing Supportive Communities for Our Children

Developing Supportive Communities for Our Children

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. What better time than this month to talk about how we can develop more supportive communities that will in turn help our children? When communities are supportive it creates a ripple effect of helpfulness and...

10 Reasons YOU Want (NEED) to Be a Foster Parent

10 Reasons YOU Want (NEED) to Be a Foster Parent

At SCYAP we wholeheartedly believe every child deserves to live with a loving family. Unfortunately, there are not enough foster families on a state or national scale to meet the need for the number of children who are in foster care to no fault of their own. For this...

Making Summertime Memories

Making Summertime Memories

Summer is in full force! School is out and the sun is blaring which means now is a better time than ever for you to connect and make memories with your foster child. Do you know the best part of making summer memories that last a lifetime? You don’t have to spend...

The Meaning of Child Advocate

The Meaning of Child Advocate

Did you know it's National Social Work Month? The 2018 theme for National Social Work Month is "Leaders. Advocates. Champions." Let's focus on the word "Advocates." What exactly does it mean to be an advocate? Advocate, as defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary...

Preparing to Become a Foster Parent

Preparing to Become a Foster Parent

As you may have heard before, becoming a foster parent is not the easiest process.  Nothing worth having (doing) is easy though, right?  Exactly.  That being said it never hurts to prepare when taking on any role in life and foster parenting is definitely one of those...

Resolutions for the Foster Parent

Resolutions for the Foster Parent

While it may already be the third day in 2018, it is never too late to work towards the resolutions you will find in our latest blog.  Foster Parents hold a unique role in a child's life cultivating an influence that can impact the child beyond their time with them...

5 Everyday Ways to Teach Gratitude

5 Everyday Ways to Teach Gratitude

1. Engage in random acts of kindness. Children will often spontaneously share a toy or friendly words with a teacher, friend, or relative. Notice when children are acting or speaking in a kind manner and say out loud how much you value their kindness. Similarly, allow...