Supporting our Children after a New Placement

Supporting our Children after a New Placement

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care If you're reading this resource, you might be looking for ways to prepare your children to become a foster family. Or you might have already said YES and a new child's entrance into your family may have shaken the...

Inaugural Golf Outing

Inaugural Golf Outing

Friends, We are excited to announce that we are hosting The Restore Network's Inaugural Golf Outing on Friday, September 24, 2021! Registration begins at 12:30 pm followed by a shotgun start at 1:30pm. This is an excellent opportunity to hit the links for a good...

Now What?

Now What?

You've just welcomed a new child into your home! You're making appointments, enrolling them in school, adjusting your plans, and managing all the big feelings in your home (from the children and you!). What did you just do??   Can I normalize a few things for you...

Visit Days

Visit Days

 We all know birth family visits can bring out lots of big feelings for our kids. For some, there is happiness and anticipation. But for most, the experience is more conflicting. As foster parents, we most often see this in our kids’ behaviors in the hours leading up...

A Bittersweet Chapter

A Bittersweet Chapter

'by The R Family, Restore Network Foster Family who reunified this sweet baby with his family a few days after Christmas The journey continues for our baby boy and this next chapter is so bittersweet. Our sweet P has gone home to his dad. He now gets the privilege of...

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

'by Heather White, Monroe County Coordinator The Restore Network has walked with us from the beginning of our fostering/adoption journey.  We joined the Restore Network shortly after attending the annual banquet and hearing our friends’ testimony of their fostering...

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

Monroe County: ONE YEAR!

'by Christina Robinson, Monroe County Director 2020 has not been the year anyone expected, but during all that has come this year there is much I am thankful for.  Since my husband and I were first introduced to The Restore Network at a 101 class in 2016 we felt like...

Holiday Tip #5: Practice Outside the Moment

Holiday Tip #5: Practice Outside the Moment

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care We’ve talked a little bit in this space about making life predictable for our children and how important it is to communicate with them about the things they will experience-especially when new. You can take that...

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...

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