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Category: Family Support

Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Freeze, Flight & Fight: What does it mean?

Have you ever been so embarrassed, scared, or angry by a situation that you just wanted to “disappear” or “fly away”? Our brains are wired for survival. When we experience strong emotions, our brain sends the signals to get through with the situation by “freezing”, “flying (running away)” and/or “fighting”.

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Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Team Member Spotlight - Shelli Walrod

Shelli Walrod is a family preservation program director at our Pittsburg, KS location. Her team works tirelessly keeping children safe and families together. Learn more about her work and what inspires her to continue her work in helping children and families.

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An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

An Expanded Look at Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Studies

A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in 1998 looked at how adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs, were linked to adult mental health and wellbeing. Today, we use these ground-breaking results in our trauma-informed practices to help build resiliency with youth in foster care and beyond.

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Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Stressed at Home? Parenting Tips from Professional Educators

Being stuck at home as a family can be stressful. Even though you love each other immensely, having to reconfigure your whole life, including working from home and helping facilitate schooling for your children is draining and messy. Our Behavioral Intervention Support Team has pulled together some principles we give to teachers all over the country to help with classroom management during high-stress situations.

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Stuck at Home? Resources to Keep Kids Busy

Stuck at Home? Resources to Keep Kids Busy

While we are all trying to do our part to practice social distancing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many parents and foster parents now find themselves at home with children who were previously in school or childcare. Here are some constructive enrichment activities you can do with your kids.

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