Many of my therapy experiences with kids who have had multiple placements have been cut short due to, yes, another move. Foster parents are only human, of course, and can only handle so much disruptive behavior before they meet their limit of patience. Treatment of this kind is a lengthy process, and results in the form of “good” behavior don’t come quick. Placements are lost; kids are moved. And so the system goes.
Without running off on a complaint tangent over the current state of DHS/CPS affairs, and without focusing on the many reasons that total reform is imperative, I will give some hopefully helpful advice on working with these precious, hurting kiddos:
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Bless you, my fost-adopt friends and much, much love to anyone who was raised in the system. You are stronger than you know. -M
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The Motley Ms.
Hi! My name is Melinda. I'm a saved-by-grace-er, lifelong learner, INFJ, health & fitness trynabe, Mom, #vanlifer, mental health vlogger, and Director & Clinical Supervisor at a Child & Family Therapy Practice in Northern California.
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