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Trinity Youth Services
31st of July 2018
Transforming Trauma-Affected Children Through Love: Rosa’s Journey as a Foster Parent

Rosa’s unconditional love for children and passion for helping them succeed, led her to become a foster parent. Fostering since 2004, Rosa’s dream of caring for children in crisis has not always been easy. She has helped raise several children for over a decade, but the rewards have far surpassed the challenges she has faced on her journey. According to Rosa, “Seeing the change in the kids, teaching them respect, and seeing the difference it makes, makes us feel good. I currently have…

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23rd of July 2018
3 Simple Ways to Build a Positive Relationship with Your Foster Child’s Birth Parents

It is easy to have unconditional love for a child in crisis. Opening your home and your heart to a foster child in order for them to become happy and whole again, is very rewarding and heroic. As a foster parent, your primary role is providing safety, comfort and love to a child, but one major challenge that many foster parents face is forming positive relationships with birth parents. The number one reason you will want this to be one…

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15th of July 2018
Christmas in July: Friends of Foster Children Give Trinity El Monte Youth the Gift of Summer Fun!

Providing hope, happiness and security to a youth in crisis is our top priority at Trinity Youth Services. We are committed to providing our youth with experiences and activities to help them feel valued, become well-rounded and teach them important life skills so that they may grow into successful adults. One of the reasons we are able to accomplish our goals is through the help of generous donors who share our vision and are committed to helping us change lives. We are thrilled and deeply honored by…

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7th of July 2018
‘You Can Do This!’ Trinity Staff Empower New Foster Parents with Tools, Encouragement

“You never know what you’ll be good at until you try,” is Laura Abujudeh-Kassem’s motto. It’s one she lives by as a passionate Intake and Foster Care Office Director for Trinity Youth Services. Laura’s personal and professional mission is helping youth find safe, supportive families who can nurture their growth and help them thrive. Teen moms, medically-fragile babies, and children with special needs can be more difficult to place due to the negative stereotypes that persist about their perceived challenges. To…

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1st of July 2018
3 Ways to Help Your Foster Child Eat Healthier for the Summer

One of your roles as a foster parent is to help your foster child maintain good health. One of the best ways to do that is to make sure your child eats a healthy diet, which isn’t always easy. If your child is used to eating a diet that consists of hot dogs, fries and soda, there will be resistance to eating healthier foods. Even though your child may not be excited about eating healthier, there are many benefits to…

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14th of June 2018
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
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
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
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
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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