There are more than 415,000 children in the United States in the foster care system and nearly 8,000 of those children live in Tennessee.
Foster Care Training and Recruiting Supervisor Jessie Bernardini in Chattanooga was a featured guest on Good Morning Chattanooga this morning promoting adoption awareness month.
The looming uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s election can take a toll on voters mentally. Plus local law enforcement is on standby in anticipation of any unrest associated with the election.
Youth Villages recently received a $30,000 grant from the Evergreen Foundation in Waynesville. The contribution will support Youth Villages’ LifeSet™ program, which supports young people ages 17-22 who are aging out of foster care.
The Youth Villages LifeSet Program, designed to help young people aging out of foster care or juvenile justice custody, has proven a success, according to officials with the program in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic.
Before Deshala Royster ended up in D.C.’s foster care system, decorating her bedroom with vision boards that tell of the life she hopes to create, she spent years taking on adult roles in the life she was handed.
Youth Villages campus director, Colby Jonas urges parents to “keep their ears and eyes open and remain vigilant” to ensure their children remain safe from predators. She also provides example of behavior changes of a child who may have experienced trauma.
The new school year is approaching, which means our youth are in need of Backpack Heroes. Learn more about this initiative and how to donate in this interview with Local 24.
“We are still being innovative and creative…” said Portia Williams, foster parent trainer with Youth Villages. WREG Channel 3 spoke with Williams and the Hatten family about the need for foster care now more than ever.
Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Tim Goldsmith, and Clinical Services Manager, Dr. Rebekah Lemmons, team up to provide five best practices to help parents talk to their children about recent traumatic events.