Helping children and families create a better future.

Trinity Youth Services
14th of June 2018
Foster Fathers
A Devoted Foster Father’s Journey: Giving Love is the Priceless Gift that Changes Lives

Nearly 100 times a day, a child in California is placed in foster care. Los Angeles County alone “parents” over 33,000 abused and neglected foster youth. At Trinity Youth Services, we highlight our dedicated parents who have made the choice to help a child in need by providing them with the love and safety they need and deserve. In this, one of our current foster parents, Art Unzueta, shares his powerful story about his fostering experience. Did you know that engaged…

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10th of June 2018
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Three Creative Ways to Boost Your Foster Child’s Self-Esteem

Trauma-affected children, who have been removed from their families, often struggle with feelings of inadequacy and can suffer from low self-esteem. Self-esteem has to do with how someone perceives themselves. If a child believes that they are unworthy, damaged, or unwanted, he or she is more susceptible to forming addictions, engaging in unhealthy behaviors and succumbing to peer pressure. According to a recent article from Simply Psychology, children with low self-esteem frequently engage in bullying, quitting, cheating and avoiding. Here are some common signs that…

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7th of June 2018
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Trinity Youth Services Pays Homage to Foster Dads in Celebration of Father’s Day!

It’s that time of year again! Father’s Day is just around the corner and all of us at Trinity Youth Services want to express our greatest appreciation to our amazing foster fathers! The special role you play in a child’s life creates a life-long, positive impact that will help our youth become successful, caring adults. For everything that you do to take good care of your family, we commend you for stepping up to serve our children and for being…

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1st of June 2018
adoptive-family-web
It’s a Boy! The Ramirez Family Receives the Gift of a Lifetime

Receiving unconditional love from a supportive family changes an abandoned child’s life forever. At Trinity Youth Services, adoptions are always special times when we celebrate the union of a family and their new child. Helping a child in need connect with their forever family is always a joyous occasion! We are thrilled to announce the adorable new addition to the Ramirez family! The Ramirez family fell in love with one-and-a-half-year-old Eddie, a happy, healthy and energetic baby boy. On adoption…

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25th of May 2018
Employment
Trinity El Monte Graduates Prove Caring Hearts Conquer All

Traumatized foster youth face a variety of obstacles that often hinder their academic success. A California study revealed that 58% of 12th-graders in foster care in 2009-10 graduated from high school, compared with 84% of their statewide peers. Receiving love and support from a caring team of professionals can help teens thrive and overcome their greatest obstacles. At-risk teen males in the Trinity El Monte program are proving that caring adults who go the extra mile can help bring hope,…

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15th of May 2018
Child Behavior
May is National Foster Care Month: How Will You Help a Child in Need?

The number of foster youth in California is staggering. According to recent surveys, there are more than 55,000 children in foster care in California. There are more than 100,000 children available for adoption from U.S. foster care. In Los Angeles County, more than 13,000 foster children are waiting for adoptive families. Trinity Youth Services, a leading foster care and adoptions agency in Southern California and Houston, Texas, has been on the front lines since 1966 to support children in crisis. Trinity…

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10th of May 2018
African American Mother and Son
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
Beautiful diverse family
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
child abuse prevention
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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