Life After Placement

Life After Placement

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care What life might need to look like after saying YES and welcoming a new child? When you invite a child to join your family, you become a new family. Things that worked before may not work any more. Expectations might...

Back to School

Back to School

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care When my boys first came to me, they were several grade levels behind academically. Their records indicated they had missed a substantial amount of the previous school year and from what I could tell, home work and...

Classroom Regulation Strategies

Classroom Regulation Strategies

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Keeping your kiddo regulated in the classroom can be tough! But it's a key component to helping them succeed. Here are a few easy ideas to consider talking to your teacher about if you have a kiddo who is struggling....

Bringing Baby Home

Bringing Baby Home

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care When we bring home a newborn baby from the hospital, life around us seems to halt. We clear our calendars around the upcoming due date of our child. We don't make huge future plans because we anticipate life being...

Avoiding After School Meltdowns

Avoiding After School Meltdowns

by Ashley Bennett, Director of Trauma-Informed Care Let's face it, the after school meltdown can be REAL. Your kiddos have done their best to listen to other adults all day, stay seated when they want to move around, take turns, engage social situations, and learn all...

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...

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