Holiday Tip #4: Share Control

Holiday Tip #4: Share Control

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Do you have a child who sabotages big days? Or at least maybe it feels that way sometimes? There are many reasons why this might be. We’ve talked about a few of them so far: feelings of grief and loss, sensory...

Holiday Tip #3:  Predictability & Structure

Holiday Tip #3: Predictability & Structure

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Listen I know. It’s getting harder to predict what’s going to happen next in 2020 and our sense of perceived control—gone, right? What will the holidays even look like this year?? We all do better when we think we...

St. Clair County: 5 Year Anniversary

St. Clair County: 5 Year Anniversary

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Restore Network has been working in St. Clair county for 5 YEARS! I cannot believe it has already been that long and yet for me, it seems like a lifetime in the making. When I started taking children into my home in...

Holiday Tip #2:  Simplify

Holiday Tip #2: Simplify

If you are a foster parent, you are raising a child who has experienced significant relational harm. Because of this, their bodies and brains are wired differently, and the overwhelming hustle and bustle of the holiday season can just be too much. While the child in...

Holiday Tip #1: Sad Looks Mad

Holiday Tip #1: Sad Looks Mad

So, this year the holidays may end up looking a bit different than we're used to, right? Maybe you’re excited about the opportunity to try out some new traditions or have a more simplified season. Or maybe you’re grieving the changes and wish you could go back to the...