Voices at the Table

Supporting Children and Youth During the Holidays

While the holiday season can be filled with joys and delight, many of us also find some aspects of the holidays stressful. Especially for children and youth with trauma histories, holidays can feel pressure-filled and bring up many confusing feelings. We’ve gathered some resources to help you support your family and yourself. Remember that the

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Support Groups for Kin, Foster, and Adoptive Families

As a kin or foster caregiver, or an adoptive parent, joining a support group can be a powerful experience that helps you gain perspectives and ideas that might work well for your family. Helpguide.org notes that, “A support group offers a safe place where you can get information that’s practical, constructive, and helpful. You’ll have

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Using the Circle of Courage to Understand and Address Behaviors

Beyond physical survival, all of us have basic social and emotional needs.  The Circle of Courage, developed by Drs. Larry Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern, is one of many models used to describe positive youth development. The Circle of Courage draws on modern research, the heritage of early youth pioneers, and traditional Native American

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Free Training: Support LGBTQ Youth

There is still time to register for the virtual Lunch & Learn, on October 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, through the Vermont Consortium for Adoption and Guardianship!  This month’s topic: Supporting LGBTQ Youth. This is open to ALL caregivers (adoptive, guardianship, foster, and kinship, all community members considering adopting or fostering, and ALL professionals who support

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