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Category: Trauma-Informed Care

Plants Can Teach Us A Lot

Plants Can Teach Us A Lot

We are in full swing for our upcoming ‘Thyme for Kids’ plant sale, a fundraiser for our horticultural therapy and Build Trybe program. The students enrolled in my class help manage a commercial greenhouse, learn to nurture living things, contribute to a team project, and gain a basic understanding of plant science. We have been growing annuals, perennials, herbs, houseplants, and vegetable transplants to sell to the community. "What makes horticulture therapeutic?” I am asked this question often. I believe it varies from individual to individual.

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Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Intensive In-Home Services

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect through Intensive In-Home Services

Every day, an average of 19 youth are removed from their homes in Missouri. The events that lead to a child entering foster care are traumatic enough, but the physical removal from their family compounds that trauma for everyone involved. What if families could get help before things escalated to the point their children need to be removed? Intensive In-Home Services (IIS) are specifically designed to serve families who are experiencing a crisis.

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Community Forum Recap

Community Forum Recap

Thank you to those who joined us yesterday for our virtual Forward, Together! Community Forum. The 30-minute forum was a way for us to thank you for your support in 2020, to celebrate with you on the 150-year milestone of our mission, to inform you on our work ahead in 2021 and invite you to be a part of our healing mission for children and families in 2021. Read our recap blog below to learn more about how you can get involved in 2021!

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COVID Vaccine Resources

COVID Vaccine Resources

The development of the COVID-19 vaccine has undoubtedly left many of use with questions. To guide and help answer those questions, we have compiled a list of credible resources to help our communities learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Social Workers Answer: Why is Social Work Essential?

Social Workers Answer: Why is Social Work Essential?

March is National Social Work Month, a time to shine a light on social workers and the incredible work that they do. From foster care case managers to intensive in-home specialists to licensing workers, they are the true unsung heroes of our organization. Rather than try and explain why social work is so important, we decided to have some of our team members explain why social workers are essential, and why they decided to take up the mantle of social work.

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