Foster Families

Helping foster families heal and thrive.

FOSTERING CONNECTION: HEALING FOSTER FAMILIES

Fostering has distinctive challenges

Fostering Connections is a program geared toward foster parents, recognizing the unique dynamics and challenges they face. In the child welfare system, simply being involved can be traumatic. At Chosen, we recognize this, and are dedicated to helping children and foster families navigate the path to healing

Client Outcomes

5x

Adults from foster care have PTSD rates five times higher than the general adult population.

13-52x

Foster youth are prescribed psychotropic medications 13-52 times more frequently than the general population's 4 percent.

TRAUMA-REPONSIVE INTERVENTION

Fostering Connections gets to the root of mental health struggles.

Traditional parenting approaches may not effectively address the needs of children with trauma backgrounds. That is why Fostering Connections focuses on equipping foster parents with trauma-responsive tools that reduce stress and diminish trauma-related behaviors.  

Fostering Connections focuses on healing the root of mental health symptoms, much like treating a wound before it becomes infected. The focus is on nurturing emotional well-being, leaving scars of resilience rather than unresolved trauma.  

By strengthening the foster parent-child connection, we can avoid hospitalizations, mental health crises, and the need for long-term residential treatment. 

OUR APPROACH

We employ a tried-and-true six-pronged strategy to cater to everyday family needs.

Tailored Approaches for Every Family

Chosen uses clinical tools to determine how to create an approach that works for every family

Assessing Trauma History

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) questionnaires to assess trauma experiences in parents and caregivers.

Uncovering Attachment Styles

AAI (Adult Attachment Interviews) to understand how parents engage and connect with their children.

Providing Effective Strategies

Trauma-responsive techniques taught to parents and caregivers based on results.

Medication Consult

Personalized consultation on medication management to ensure the best care for your child.

Educational Consult

Tailored support and recommendations to navigate the education and address your child’s learning requirements.

Trauma Behavior Assessments

In-depth assessments to understand trauma-related behaviors, providing insights for effective intervention.

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