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Corporal Punishment vs. Discipline

Corporal Punishment vs. Discipline

As an agency that works with youth with traumatic and abusive pasts, we train our foster parents in the proper ways to discipline children. As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we’re here to discuss this further.

Parental Self-Care

Parental Self-Care

Parents are notoriously guilty of losing themselves in the role of parenting, in the act of constantly putting others before themselves. We honor all parents who are taking care of the ones they love. Because parents are the ultimate caretakers, they might be the least aware of when they’re approaching burnout. It’s easy to get caught up in the routines and schedules of your little ones—even the lives of your adult children.  But when we practice self-care, we’re improving the care we’re able to give others and increasing our genuine joy in doing so. 

The Grace of Mothering

The Grace of Mothering

The act of mothering is a balance of love, hope, and choices. When needed there is support for mothers that send the rallying call for rebuilding the bridges to their connections and accepting life’s challenges. Grace is there. Here’s a story about a remarkable woman and her journey of mothering a child with complex needs.

The Value of Foster Parents

The Value of Foster Parents

Our PFTs have proven themselves to be the best resource for recruiting other parents to the SFH team. When we give our all to recruiting, retaining, acknowledging, and motivating our current PFTs to recruit other new PFTs, we are working for ourselves and strengthening our own financial futures.

Spring 2021 Foster Parent Visits: Evelyn Terrell

Spring 2021 Foster Parent Visits: Evelyn Terrell

The CEO of Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH), Abdul Seraaj, is currently making personal visits to some of the agency’s foster parents, as he likes to model the kind of continuous quality improvement practices our employees should practice. The series “Spring 2021 Foster Parent Visits” on our blog give us a look at his field notes for his visitations. Here’s his experience from visiting our foster parent Evelyn Terrell.

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