12 Workplace Stress Busters

 Share on TumblrThe work child welfare professionals do is among the most stressful of all occupations.  Answering Child Protective Services (CPS) calls, removing youth from homes, listening to shocking stories told by terrified young people, placing youth into...

Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

 Share on TumblrWork in Child Welfare can be especially stressful and difficult. Two important concepts related to this work are “Secondary Trauma” and “Compassion Fatigue.” I want to explore these terms and what researchers are learning about them. Secondary...

5 Myths about the Adoption of Older Youth

 Share on TumblrYouth ages 8 and older remain in foster care longer, are adopted less often, and “emancipate” from care far more often than infants and children ages 1 – 7. Older youth are often stereotyped as damaged goods, unadoptable, and behaviorally...