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Trinity Youth Services
9th of April 2021
PTSD
Children Entering Foster Care with History of Abuse

Abuse and trauma are the most common reasons children enter the foster care system. In observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Trinity Youth Services (TYS) would like to focus on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that impacts children with history of abuse and the ways TYS cares for these children. In a report by the Children’s Bureau, the following were six circumstances associated with the removal of a child from the home: When a child is displaced from their home due…

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7th of April 2021
raising cultures
Keia Jones-Baldwin’s Inspiring Foster Journey from Heartbreak to Creating a Loving Family

“There is a great need for good foster parents.” This is powerful advice from Mrs. Keia Jones-Baldwin, a nationally known, inspiring adoptive mom to four amazing children, ages 3 to 17. Mrs. Jones-Baldwin and her husband, Richardro, are the creators of “Raising Cultures” which has several very successful social media accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers. The couple wed in 2010 and looked forward to growing their family, when tragedy struck. Mrs. Jones-Baldwin and her husband experienced heartbreaking miscarriages,…

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5th of April 2021
Easter Volunteers
Community Comes Together for Foster Family Spring Celebration

Thanks to some incredible folks in the community, we were able to host a springtime celebration for Trinity Youth Services’ foster families. Staff and volunteers set up a drive-thru experience for each family to pick up Easter baskets, snacks, crafts and other activities. Supporter, Erica Fernandez, worked with small businesses to gather Easter baskets and volunteers for the drive-thru, which was held at our Rancho Cucamonga foster care office. Erica’s son donned an Easter Bunny suit and greeted the children…

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1st of April 2021
Dave
Dave Armstrong, Former Youth in Foster Care, Accomplishes Big Dreams with Help from Caring Mentors 

Experiencing verbal and physical trauma and enduring the loss of a parent at age 13, can truly have devastating effects on a youth’s life. But with love, patience, and guidance from caring adults, an at-risk teen can grow into a successful adult who is celebrated in his community. Dave Armstrong, also known as “Sensei Dave,” is an example of what unconditional love can do for a child in crisis. A celebrated United States Air Force veteran, Sensei Dave is an in-demand author, speaker, mentor and former vice president, board of directors for numerous nonprofit organizations. He is also the creator of his own martial arts…

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18th of March 2021
Trinity Youth Services Stands with California’s Behavioral Health Leaders to Support the Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Trinity Youth Services joins the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, The California Alliance of Child and Family Services and other behavioral health leaders across the state in strong support of the growing list of cities and county jurisdictions that are declaring racism to be a public health emergency or crisis. Trinity acknowledges this as a first step toward shining a light on the realities of systemic, institutional, and structural racism that leads to abuse of power and racial…

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8th of March 2021
Trinity Youth Services Honors International Women’s Day

The purpose of International Women’s Day (March 8) is to actively call for a gender equal world. Trinity Youth Services (TYS) would like to take the time to honor some amazing achievements in Women’s history while also highlighting some of the inspiring and dedicated women in leadership that TYS is so blessed to have. According to the Women’s Bureau, from 1950 to 2010 there was roughly a 56% increase of women participating in the workforce. During that time, several key…

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1st of March 2021
Single Man Gives Three Boys the Father He Never Had

Barry Farmer once believed that he would live a regular life, but at the tender age of 20, he started an unforgettable journey that would set him on a course that would forever change his life.   “I wanted to live a peaceful, simple life and do the right thing. I was looking forward to becoming a trucker, so I picked up an employment guide. As I was reading through the pages, I saw an advertisement to become a foster parent. To qualify, you had to be 18 years–old. Since I was already working with…

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17th of February 2021
The Effects of Foster Care on Children of Color

In honor of Black History Month, Trinity Youth Services (TYS) would like to shine light on the daunting effects of generations of systemic racism on children of color, particularly Black children, within the American foster care system. We would also like to highlight some of the important work TYS is doing to ensure that every child finds the warmth and safety of a loving home, and to share how you can get involved in making a significant and lasting difference…

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5th of February 2021
7 Great Reasons Why You Should Consider Fostering Teens During COVID-19 

Are you considering fostering or adopting, but aren’t sure what ages would be best for you? While many people seem to prefer to raise babies and younger children, local teens are also waiting for loving homes. Although it’s common to think of teens as ‘troublemakers,’ the truth is that teens can be loving, supportive members of your household.   “I was in foster care as a teen. After being chronically bullied, abused, and abandoned, all I wanted was to feel safe. Being around adults…

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15th of January 2021
ISFC
Trinity Youth Services’ Intensive Services Foster Care Program Needs Local Foster Parents

Although there is a very high need for traditional foster and adoptive families throughout Southern California, there is an even bigger need for Intensive Services Foster Care Parents. Foster youth who experience physical or emotional trauma are often labeled as ‘troublemakers,’ due to their coping mechanisms. The truth is, unresolved pain from experiencing abandonment, loss, and abuse cause some children to act out and engage in behaviors that don’t serve them.  In an effort to help at-risk youth receive the support and guidance they need to heal…

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