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Foster and Kinship Carers

A brief article about vicarious trauma (aka secondary traumatisation or compassion fatigue) on the Secure Start site: Foster and Kinship Carers.


What are you scared of? His answer?

There is always a reason to not do something. And not just an excuse, but a legitimate reason.

For example, I am putting off potty training because it might actually kill me. 475 more words


On the Brink

All of a sudden it seems like all kinds of Hell has broken loose in our home. It is laughable if it weren’t so stressful. 579 more words

This Is ME

Understanding Soiling and Wetting - The Foster Carer's Perspective

This guest post was written by Simply Fostering, a free support service for foster carers. 

Caring for fostered children can be challenging when dealing with many of the behavioural issues presented by children who have been neglected and possibly abused. 546 more words


A Tribute to William Lloyd Garrison and My Precious "Shamey-Pooh"

Dearest Readers:
If you follow the page, “Following Atticus,” on a regular basis, you know that precious, Sweet William Lloyd Garrison, aka “Will” left this world yesterday, October 25, 2014 at approximately 3:30pm. 1,456 more words


My First Fostering Heartbreak

My foster baby has gone back to his mom.

His social worker phoned me at 11 a.m. on the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving long weekend, and told me they were moving him back to his mom that afternoon – would 3 p.m. 428 more words

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