Navigating the Holidays: Foster Chat Recap

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On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 we hosted our fourth #FosterChat on Twitter (@SaintAorg), in partnership with the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. We ventured into navigating the holidays within foster care. According to our Twitter snapshot on Union Metrics, our twitter chat had over 80,000 potential impressions, reaching 13,432 people.

Thank you to everyone that participated, if you missed November’s #FosterChat, you can join us next month as we discuss the danger of child sex trafficking on foster care Wednesday, December 13 at Noon (CST) with special guest, Exploit No More. Below is our recap of this month’s festive chat.

Q1: How can you prepare your foster youth for the holidays?

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: How can you prepare your extended family for holidays with your foster children?

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How can you celebrate in ways that are inclusive of your foster children’s traditions?

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: What can you do to include biological families in holiday celebrations?

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: How can you support children if biological parents make promises and don’t deliver?

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: What kinds of triggers exist for foster children around the holidays?

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: Holidays are about families, how can you help youth manage their grief of being away from their own?

See all the great answers to question 7 here!

Q8: How will you care for yourself over the holidays?

See all the great answers to question 8 here!

Thank you so much to the @CoalitionforCYF and 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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