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Advice to foster parents from a current foster youth

Advice to foster parents from a current foster youth

Key Point:
Many foster youth have experienced big challenges, it is important for caregivers to be supportive and good role models.

Focus Tools:
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Advice for foster parents

Advice for foster parents

Key Point:
Annika and Maria explain the importance of patience as a foster parent or caregiver.

Focus Tools:
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Advice from a foster youth who has had difficult experiences

Advice from a foster youth who has had difficult experiences

Key Point:
Identifying a support system can help you through even the roughest times.

Focus Tools:
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Advocate for yourself and take charge

Advocate for yourself and take charge

Key Point:
Asking questions and communicating clearly can help you feel more in control of your situation.

Focus Tools:
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Advocating for your child in all of their settings

Advocating for your child in all of their settings

Key Point:
As a foster caregiver, you have navigated a complex system and achieved your goal. These skills will help you advocate for your child's goals.

Focus Tools:
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Assessing medical and developmental challenges

Assessing medical and developmental challenges

Key Point:
It is important to explore the resources available for idenfitying medical or developmental challenges in youth.

Focus Tools:
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Be a mirror that focuses on the ways they are wonderful

Be a mirror that focuses on the ways they are wonderful

Key Point:
Effective caregiver/youth communication can help young people identify their own strengths and feel heard by those around them.

Focus Tools:
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Challenge of being a foster to adopt parent

Challenge of being a foster to adopt parent

Key Point:
Remember to reach out for support, you are not alone

Focus Tools:
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Court was very intimidating but don't let that get to you

Court was very intimidating but don't let that get to you

Key Point:
Navigating the court system can be challenging. Keep in mind that your needs and opinions are important, share them!

Focus Tools:
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DEMONSTRATION: Dealing with a tantrum

DEMONSTRATION: Dealing with a tantrum

Key Point:
Communication and problem solving are key skills related to dealing with a tantrum or other challenging behavior.

Focus Tools:
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