Trauma and loss are strong feelings that affect many foster youth and can often have an affect on behavior.
Try out some of these strategies for helping youth manage trauma and stress reminders
Set up clear expectations for youth and be consistent when it comes to consequences
It's a good habit can be a helpful activity when it comes to defining expectations in your home.
Parents should be positioned as the leaders of their household. Remember to lead by example even when you feel challenged or hurt.
Try revisiting an argument after you have had time to calm down.
Kids may have negative reactions to the adjustment of living in a new home.
Get a clue as to how a child is feeling using the Feeling Thermometer. Ask them to track their feelings each day.
Check in with youth about how they are feeling using the Feeling Thermometer.