Adopted, foster and kinship kids often struggle with new experiences and relationships. Truthfully, transitions and change are scary to most folks, but our kids who have been exposed to trauma,
Meet Amber, a 16-year-old free spirit who loves spending time on their grandma’s boat with friends, attending equine therapy, playing video games, and attending art class at school. Amber is
In our Staff Spotlight Series, we catch up with the talented, dedicated, and compassionate individuals who help make everything our organization does possible. This month we’re featuring Kelly Tronstad, Family
Your child spends several hours a day with their teachers, and you want to set their whole team up for success in the classroom as early as you can, right?
Nevaeh is a confident, outgoing, and unique 17-year-old who is full of energy and hope for the future. She graduated this past spring and is excited to start college in
Self-soothing is a critical skill for our children to learn, but many kids who have experienced trauma don’t yet have it under their belt. Or, they have developed unhealthy self-comfort
Your adopted children can feel confused, stressed, and othered when they encounter the stigmas they hear about adoption. How can you help your child handle the adoption microaggressions they face
Creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth to feel supported and affirmed is essential to their well-being. Juliann Garey, a journalist and writer for the Child Mind Institute Blog says, “Being
As National Foster Care Month comes to a close, we wanted to share the latest statistics from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN DHS) about youth in foster care.
Meet Braydon, a kind, helpful, creative, and curious eighth-grader, who loves learning new things. “If Braydon is interested in something, he will put his full effort into it,” says Amber,