Author Archives: Coreen Lautenbach Hicks, caregiver support specialist

Foster Mom of Siblings Replaces Fear with Safety

Want to help kids stay safe?To learn about case management careeer opportunities with SaintA, go to our Case Manager Job Listing.To become a foster parent, visit GrowHope.net.People often wonder what makes a good foster parent and the answers can be complex. Hours of training, extreme commitment, and a good sense of humor are all must-haves. Foster parents attend training in … Continue

A Partnership Leads to Permanency

In the book, “The Theory and Practice of Change Management,” by John Hayes, the stages of the Helping Relationship are listed as the following; Developing the helping relationship, helping clients understand the problem situation, helping clients identify a preferred scenario and establish change goals, helping clients plan and take action, consolidating the change, and withdrawing from the helping relationship. In … Continue

Consistency: A Hallmark of Practice at SaintA

Consistency is defined by the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as: always acting or behaving in the same way; of the same quality; continuing to happen or develop in the same way. Consistency for children, according to the University of Alabama’s Parenting Assistance Line website, means “that rules and expectations are the same from one time to another. Consistency makes the child’s … Continue

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