Mental Health Support for Foster Youth: #FosterChat Recap

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On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 we hosted our #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families and special guest expert, Dr. King through Rogers Behavioral Health. July’s topic was on LGBTQ+ Foster Youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 100,000 potential impressions, reaching 13,073 people.

If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss Foster Youth Identity on Wednesday, August 8 at 5:00 p.m (EST)/4:00 p.m. (CST). Below is our recap of this month’s chat.

Q1: What does it mean to have a mental illness?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: What are the factors to a child’s mental health?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: What’s the difference between mental health and trauma?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: What signs or symptoms can we look for when we’re concerned about our children’s mental health?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: How can foster parents work with birth parents to address the mental health needs of the children in their care?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: How can you share with school professionals about your child’s mental health needs?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: How can we help our children to make their mental health a priority?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: On a societal level, what can we do as advocates for foster care to end the stigma around mental health?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

Thank you joining us for this month’s chat; we look forward to seeing you again in August!

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

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