CARING FOR TEENS
It doesn’t matter how old we are––we all need love and support. Yet teens in foster care have a much harder time finding it. It’s a misconception that teens in foster care are difficult. The reality is most suffer traumatic circumstances beyond their control.
REACHing Teens (Reaching, Empowering, Advocating, Connecting and Healing) is a behavioral and training framework implemented in early 2020, after two years of in-depth research and study under the direction of Family Support Services.
This trauma-sensitive approach to supporting teens impacts many: case management organizations, caseworkers, child advocates, foster parents, the judicial system, our community, and others in the child welfare system who interact with teens, in addition to the teens themselves.