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Category: Youth Support

Teens Need Caring Homes Too

Teens Need Caring Homes Too

November is National Adoption Month, and the need to find caring homes for teens is critical, especially among older children. In 2020, 3,638 children over the age of nine were in Kansas foster care. In Missouri, that number was 8,825. Over the years, we've had foster parents who were convinced they only wanted to work with "the littles" find fostering teens is a rewarding experience. To help interested foster parents consider fostering teens, let's bust a few myths.

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Bring a Little Magic to a Childs Holiday

Bring a Little Magic to a Childs Holiday

There are many ways to engage during this holiday season. Whether it be through volunteering your time, purchasing gifts, or making a monetary donation. You can make a significant difference during a season that can be especially difficult for children and families suffering the impacts of trauma. Learn how you can make an impact this holiday season!

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New Trauma-Informed Additions to Our Ozanam Campus

New Trauma-Informed Additions to Our Ozanam Campus

Exciting changes are happening on our Ozanam Campus this fall! Our On-Campus Living team has been hard at work creating interactive spaces for our youth, including a new library and redesigned sensory rooms.

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Music Therapy Helps Youth Better Understand Themselves

Music Therapy Helps Youth Better Understand Themselves

Music therapy is part of an expressive therapy program at our Ozanam and Gillis campuses, which also includes movement therapy and art therapy. The three facets of the program give the clients, a term the therapists use for the youth they serve, a choice in following their artistic interests. It also provides therapists insight into the youth they serve through their creativity and offers them an outlet for their emotions.

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Cornerstones of Care Celebrates PRIDE

Cornerstones of Care Celebrates PRIDE

In our ongoing effort to offer support, ally-ship, professional learning and knowledge growth for clients, children and families, we have organized a LGBTQ+ affinity group. This group is led by Dr. Chad Harris, chief development officer, and Sarah Gray, foster care case management manager. It offers a broad range of support for internal and external audiences alike.

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