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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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Safety Starts Here

Safety Starts Here

Life can be heavy. When we are not prepared for stressful events, it can feel like the event won. When feeling stressed, we are more vulnerable to react to triggers –memories, experiences, or events that spark an intense emotional reaction regardless of our current mood. Learn more about how we create and implement safety plans as a part of our trauma-informed model.

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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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Workshops Inspire Confidence In Singles

Workshops Inspire Confidence In Singles

ShowMe Healthy Relationships is a 5-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is a partnership between the University of Missouri Extension, the University of Missouri Department of Human Development and Family Science, and three community family agencies that host the workshops to help single individuals have happy and healthy relationships. Workshops are provided in Missouri's Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, and Platte Counties.

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