It is important to explore the resources available for idenfitying medical or developmental challenges in youth.
Take the 'Ages and Stages' online survey to see if a youth requires immediate follow-up.
Be open to seeking out help from others for yourself or any of your family members.
Keeping track of your child’s development can help you stay on top of areas where they might be falling behind.
As a foster caregiver, you have navigated a complex system and achieved your goal. These skills will help you advocate for your child's goals.
Use effective communication to develop partnerships with key people.
Touching base with youth about how they are doing can help you stay on top of early warning signs and seek help when needed.
Check in with each other often by holding regular family meetings.
Being a caregiver can be challenging but there are resources available to help
Visit the Alliance for Children's Rights website.