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Trinity Youth Services
10th of May 2018
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Three Simple Self-Care Tips for Busy Foster Moms

The month of May is significant for two great reasons: National Foster Care Month and Mother’s Day. May is a special time to celebrate the true heroes who are making the world a better place for children. Trinity Youth Services is excited to honor our dedicated social workers, foster and adoptive parents, advocates, and partners who go the extra mile to help transform the lives of abused and neglected children. From the bottom of our hearts, we truly appreciate all…

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7th of May 2018
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Q&A: Trinity Youth Services Foster Parent Discusses Myths and Rewards of Foster Parenting

Being a foster parent is something that comes naturally to Waridi Heard, a resource parent at Trinity Youth Services. After raising her own children, Waridi felt it was her calling to help boys in crisis live happy and successful lives. Currently fostering three boys, Waridi’s mission is to help traumatized boys learn the value of self-love, compassion and respect. Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a foster parent? A: Seeing a child transform before my very eyes. Seeing young…

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1st of May 2018
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Trinity Youth Services Celebrates National Foster Care Month

To celebrate National Foster Care Month, Trinity Youth Services is shining the spotlight on some of our foster parents who give hope, love and support to children in need. We realize that having a kind, compassionate family is critical for a child in crisis to feel safe in the world. Through our commitment to providing excellent families and homes to children in need, we hope to inspire people with caring hearts to foster this future generation of adults to help them…

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20th of April 2018
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Trinity Wears Blue in Support of Youth Affected by Child Abuse

The month of April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when communities work together to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Child abuse and neglect are widespread issues that everyone has the power to prevent, whether it’s volunteering, donating to organizations that support children or helping a family in need, everyone can help children and families create a better future. Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has worked to improve the lives of children who have been…

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10th of April 2018
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April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

Abused and neglected children face trauma beyond what we can physically see. Studies show that the psychological effects of physical and emotional trauma can be long-lasting and can even lead to suicide if left untreated. Trinity Youth Services is dedicated to the health and well-being of abused and neglected children. Our passion is improving the lives of children who have endured abuse, and to help them transcend the harrowing statistics that often plague them. According to the Children’s Bureau, some effects…

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30th of March 2018
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Core Services: Indian Child Services

The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) was designed so that children living out of their home would be provided the most appropriate placement in committed nurturing resource (foster) homes. Services and supports will be tailored based on each child’s needs. All of these services and supports fall into 6 Core Services: mental health, transition support upon entry, educational/physical/behavioral/extracurricular support, transition to adulthood support, permanency support, and Indian child services. The Trinity Youth Services (TYS) team, along with our resource (foster) families,…

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23rd of February 2018
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Child and Family Team Meetings Help Ensure Success

It takes a village, as the saying goes…or a group of impassioned people, as Trinity Youth Services likes to put it. Child and Family Team Meetings are a part of every foster child’s case and are mandated by the State of California as part of the Core Practice Model. Child and Family Team Meetings are group meetings in which life-decisions about a foster child are discussed and made. These meetings are attended by the foster child, and typically their resource…

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31st of January 2018
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Changes for Resource Families: Level of Care Rate Protocol

One thing in life we can be certain of is change. Trinity Youth Services constantly adjusts to changes in policy and adapts to the needs of families served. The State of California has implemented a new resource family compensation system for caring for foster youth. It is called the Level of Care (LOC) Rate Protocol and the adjustment departs from the age-based rate, to a strengths-based approach which supports a rate for caregivers. LOC is a State of California legislative…

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2nd of December 2017
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Open House at Rancho Cucamonga Office Welcomes Community

On November 30, Trinity Youth Services in Rancho Cucamonga opened its doors to community members in their new location. “Our goal is to educate and inform the public about foster care as well as give support to families caring for children,” said Director Laura Kassem. “This is an opportunity for the local community to learn more about us and the services we provide.” At the Rancho Cucamonga, CA office, 13 staff members guide resource parents through the process of creating a stable…

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17th of November 2017
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Over 200 L.A. County Children Find Families on National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day was a joyous beginning for hundreds of families as over 200 L.A. County children were adopted. Five of these children were placed through the Trinity Youth Services Adoption Agency, which matches adoptive children with families who love and cherish them. The Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court buzzed with the energy of several hundred people including children, their new families, and lawyers who crowded the courthouse’s five floors. Many children were dressed to match their parents, with one…

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