Impact of Trauma on Foster Care (Foster Chat Recap)

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On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 we hosted #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. January’s topic was on how trauma has an impact on foster youth. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 64,000 potential impressions, reaching 7,361 people.

If you missed this month’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss Sibling Relationships – A Love Like No Other on Wednesday, February 14 at Noon (CST). Below is our recap of our chat.

Q1: What is trauma?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: How can trauma impact a child’s development?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How can a child’s sense of personal safety be affected by trauma?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: How does trauma influence relationships?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: As a foster parent, how can you support a child with a history of trauma?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: What are some ways to help foster children handle stressors and manage their feelings, behaviors and reactions?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: How can you help your foster child discover their sense of purpose?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: How can you build characteristics of resilience with foster children?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

A huge thank you to our passionate community for sharing such great answers in this chat! We look forward to seeing you again next month!

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

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