By Shay Stinson One of the key parts of delivering therapeutic services to children and families is one-on-one contact during home visits. We are currently in a global health crisis that requires social distancing—a concept that’s new to most people— in order to...
April is National Autism Awareness Month. One thing the public should be more aware of is how people with autism are often sensitive to their environments. Living with a sensory processing disorder can be difficult, but one way to combat this issue is by finding sensory-friendly environments that help people affected by this disorder comfortably acclimate.
The Goodwill has more to offer than bargain stores; serving as a great community resource, inclusive to every individual.
Childhood is full of memories that can comfort you for years into adulthood. Memories can become great family stories and be used to pass on family history.
“Part of our mission is to serve others and to be a voice for those who often do not have one.”
Aging forward is a huge transition in the life of a young adult in foster care. While college may be a traditional choice for most youth entering adulthood, military service can be appealing for those who feel college isn’t the right choice for them, for those ready to move on to a stationary career sooner than college allows, or for those who feel they need to learn discipline before fully embracing their adult independence. There are many other great reasons to chose military service as a path forward.
Grief is a life experience that just about everyone will grapple with at some point. We all experience grief differently. There are five identified stages of grief that a person experiences during a time of loss or tragedy. These stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. For children in foster care, the stages of grief can alter their trajectory of a successful reunification or outcome due to various responses.
With my virtual position, I can develop my own schedule. As long as I have Internet access, my cellphone, and my laptop, I’m all set. I can honestly tell you that remote employment is a strong component for making my life easier. Technology has helped to do more in less time, with less money, and with half the effort.
Sometimes creating connections and maintaining bonds with people in your biological family can be difficult, but it can be especially difficult for children in foster care. In addition to the traumas that led them to be in the child welfare system, after entering...
This year isn’t just a new year, it’s the start of a new decade. This makes 33 years that Seraaj Family Homes, Inc. (SFH) has been in operation; The company has survived three decades in an everchanging and challenging business sphere. So, the communications team asked Abdul Seraaj, the CEO of SFH, to share his reflections on this past decade and his plans and goals for the future, as it pertains to the business, the whole foster care system, and himself.