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I Remember: Understanding teens in residential foster care

Nov 28, 2016

Part 1 of 2 In 2015, Bethany Christian Services of Michigan, Grand Rapids, launched a grant-funded pilot program called Operation Forever Family (OFF). The branch hired a small team of young professionals who personally know what it’s like to be a teen in foster care and age out of the system. …

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Why is my foster child sneaking food?

Nov 15, 2016

by Julie McGowan, LMSW, Family Counseling Supervisor and Therapist, Bethany Christian Services of Michigan, Holland “My (foster) child continuously sneaks food from the kitchen after he or she has already eaten. Should I put a lock on my refrigerator?” The short answer to this question is NO. …

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After a Foster Care Family Visit: Fielding Hard Questions

Nov 01, 2016

by Mary Beth Hadley, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor Bethany Christian Services of Greater Delaware Valley  Children in foster care are most likely to ask: What happened (or is happening)? Why is this happening? and What is going to happen to me? These questions can come in …

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