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Category: Family Support

From Foster Care to a Career in Foster Care: A Story of Resilience

From Foster Care to a Career in Foster Care: A Story of Resilience

Youth in foster care often hear again and again, “I don’t want you. I don’t want you. I don’t want you.” Rejection is a key component of experienced trauma. Despite the odds, some exhibit remarkable resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragic threats, or significant stress. Cornerstones of Care team member Makaila's story is one of forgiveness, acceptance and extraordinary resilience.

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Learn More About... Homeroom Health

Learn More About... Homeroom Health

Homeroom Health is a pediatric health center powered by Cornerstones of Care and KC CARE Health Center. Each day, it serves infants, children, teens and young adults (birth to age 24) with or without insurance or Medicaid. This fully-integrated trauma-informed model is the first of its kind, connecting primary care, dental care,behavioral health, and social health. The specific emphasis on social health, also known as the “Social Determinants of Health” is what makes Homeroom Health unique.

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10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Anxiety

The holiday season can be stressful during a good year. Throw in a global pandemic, and things are likely to get even more tension-inducing. Mayo Clinic has identified ten ways to combat stress, avoid isolation and plan ahead as we head toward the holidays.

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A Child’s First Night in Your Home: What to Know & Consider

A Child’s First Night in Your Home: What to Know & Consider

In all relationships, each person brings their own habits, culture, values and traditions to the home. The same is true for children who will be joining your family through foster care or adoption. Learn more about what to expect during their first days in your home.

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Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Families in Crisis: Abuse vs. Neglect

Children are removed from their homes and placed into foster care because families are going through a crisis, resulting in an unsafe home, abuse or neglect. Abuse is the intentional infliction of harm, whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual harm. Neglect is the failure to provide the necessary care for an individual, resulting in that individual's injury or illness.

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