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 Mental Health Support for 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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