Coping with Grief and Loss – #FosterChat Recap

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On Wednesday, March 14, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and Kyle’s Korner. March’s topic was on coping with grief and loss in foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 400,000 potential impressions, reaching 15,559 people.

If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss Engaging with Educators on Wednesday, April 11 at Noon (CST). Below is our recap of this month’s chat.

Q1: In the foster care system, who might experience grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: How might a child respond to grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How might a biological parent respond to grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: How might a foster parent respond to grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: What are some ways to practice self-care while experiencing grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: How can we work together to lessen the effects of grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: How can we support a child going through grief and loss?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: What advice would you give to potential foster parents on coping with the grief of reunification?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

Thank you to our growing community for sharing such thoughtful answers during our chat! We look forward to seeing you again in April!

Learn more about becoming a foster parent at GrowHope.net!

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