Amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19), TFI remains dedicated to strengthening families. As always, our top priority is the safety and health of our employees, and the children and families we serve. To continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, families and staff, TFI has put internal and external precautions and guidelines in place. TFI … Read moreTFI COVID-19 Preparedness Plan to Ensure Child Safety & Healthy Families
Providing emergency foster care is a challenging but rewarding service. You need to be available at any hour to provide care for children until a long-term solution is found. If you’ve been wondering whether this kind of work is for you, here are a few things you’ll need to be able to do. Respond Without … Read more5 Tips for Emergency Foster Care Parents
October is one of the most pleasant times of the year because the weather starts to improve and there are many fall festivals. If you and your foster child have been inside a lot because of the extremely hot weather, there are budget-friendly ways to enjoy the month of October. Here are some budget-friendly ideas. … Read moreBudget-Friendly October Activities for Your Foster Child
Making children in foster care feel part of your family activities like vacations and outings is an important part of bonding together. In many cases, your foster children will be able travel with you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when traveling with children in foster care. Contact your caseworker: Your first … Read moreTraveling with Children in Foster Care
Movie nights are a great way to relax and spend time together at your foster care home. Skip the long lines and expensive tickets at your local theater. Staying home can be healthier and more fun. Here are some suggestions for organizing a movie night that you and your foster children will love. Picking Your … Read moreMovie Night Ideas for Your Foster Care Home
Technology contracts can help keep kids safe and prevent family conflicts. Careful planning and communication may be even more important for children in foster care who sometimes need to get used to new habits. Here are some suggestions for writing a contract that encourages family harmony. Be sure to put your contract in writing and … Read moreTechnology Contracts for Children in Foster Care
If you’re looking for a rewarding way to celebrate Thanksgiving at your foster home this year, consider starting a gratitude journal. Indeed, it’s a proven way to increase happiness and strengthen relationships, which makes it an ideal Thanksgiving ritual. Benefits Numerous studies show that cultivating a sense of gratitude can improve your mental health. Indeed, … Read moreStart a Gratitude Journal This Thanksgiving at Your Foster Home
If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, it can seem a bit overwhelming. There are many unknowns in the process, and, usually, new parents are most worried about whether they’ll be able to meet the needs of the children placed in their home. Well, it may not be as complicated as you think. Here are … Read moreWhat Do Foster Kids Need?
Did you know children are placed in foster care due to no fault of their own? They are just living their little lives while dealing with unstable parents. This might include: Physical or sexual abuse Neglect such as inadequate food, shoddy housing, or being left alone for long periods of time Being witness to violent … Read moreChildren in Foster Care Aren’t Bad Kids!
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If resource parents had a motto, it might be “children first.” Or perhaps “children and their families first.” Either would be fitting. Foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers do what they do because they want to see children and their families heal and thrive.