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15 ways the Church can support foster and adoptive families through challenges and disruption

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15 ways the Church can support foster and adoptive families through challenges and disruption

Fifteen practical suggestions for providing families with the support they need through challenging times.

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Five times we should never say the word ‘just’ (and what to say instead)

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Five times we should never say the word ‘just’ (and what to say instead)

For being such a tiny little word, ‘just’ carries with it some enormous connotations. Here are five examples of times that we need to avoid saying it – and suggestions for what we could say instead.

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Supporting fostered and adopted children and young people in church groups

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Supporting fostered and adopted children and young people in church groups

Tips and guidelines on how to support fostered and adopted children and young people.

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What the Church needs to know about attachment

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What the Church needs to know about attachment

To be safe and welcoming, it is vital that churches understand attachment.

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What the Church needs to know about building resilience

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What the Church needs to know about building resilience

Relationships are key to repairing trauma, building attachment and resilience.

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What the Church needs to know about confidentiality

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What the Church needs to know about confidentiality

To be safe and welcoming, it is vital that churches understand and respect the need for confidentiality.

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What the Church needs to know about FASD

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What the Church needs to know about FASD

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are a reality for many looked after children and their families.

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What the Church needs to know about infertility

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What the Church needs to know about infertility

Infertility has been much misunderstood in Christian culture and in the Church.

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What the Church needs to know about invisible needs

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What the Church needs to know about invisible needs

Every Sunday, thousands of children go to church with complex additional needs that aren't as visible.

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What the Church needs to know about kinship care and how to support caring families

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What the Church needs to know about kinship care and how to support caring families

We want to equip the Church to better understand and support all families who provide kinship care and private fostering.

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What the Church needs to know about moves

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What the Church needs to know about moves

Why 'moves' matter and how to support foster and adoptive families through times of transition.

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What the Church needs to know about parenting vulnerable children

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What the Church needs to know about parenting vulnerable children

Understanding why and how parenting may need to be different when caring for vulnerable children.

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What the church needs to know about shame

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What the church needs to know about shame

Why do adopted/fostered children often feel a heightened sense of shame?

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What the Church needs to know about single adopters

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What the Church needs to know about single adopters

A growing number of those sensing God's call to adopt are single, so here are some thoughts from single adopters so we can better understand and support each one.

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What the Church needs to know about the real impact of support

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What the Church needs to know about the real impact of support

How the Church can support foster and adoptive families and the difference it makes.

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What the Church needs to know about trauma

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What the Church needs to know about trauma

Helping us to understand that all children in care or with a care background have experienced trauma, and how we can respond to support them.

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When your church doesn't 'get' adoption and fostering

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When your church doesn't 'get' adoption and fostering

What happens when your church doesn't seem to understand either your heart for fostering or adoption, or the challenges faced by your family?

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