A 24/7 anonymous text crisis hotline offering emotional support for middle school and high school youth. We offer the only text hotline in the country that is fully anonymous, and that is supported by teams of licensed mental health counselors. Text-A-Tip is a service offered by LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs), located in the Chicago area How It Works You will receive a community code that is unique to your community. You will then simply text this code (and your message) to the number 274637. If you’re not sure of your community code, just text the code 847HELP. Within seconds, you will receive an automated response, and within minutes a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent through a cloaking server located offsite that keeps the…
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Missouri Foster Care Facts & Figures
Thousands of people across the state of Missouri are impacted by foster care each year. Want to know how? Here are some facts and…
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How can foster parents and birth parents successfully co-parent?
It can be quite difficult having a foster child in your home. He or she may have been placed in your home because of abuse or neglect from his family. Perhaps he was in danger from parents who were abusing themselves. Whatever the reason for his placement into the child welfare’s custody, your foster child has most likely come to you with some emotional problems and is struggling with the loss of his family.
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The Horse That Broke Two Legs
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Politics Aside—Help Vulnerable Children
Today's guest post is contributed by Dona Abbott, Refugee and Immigrant Services branch director. Dona has contributed 37 years to the implementation of evidence-based practices in foster care, youth services, adoption, and refugee services programs at Bethany Unprecedented numbers of vulnerable, unaccompanied minors have poured across our southern border in the last year to escape the deplorable conditions in their own poverty- and crime-stricken countries. With this new refugee crisis , many Americans have become increasingly concerned about every aspect of immigration Perhaps the political issues of immigration law currently being debated across America have captured your attention. Political concerns are indeed valid; the debates, of course, have their place. But we must not let politics…