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Trinity Youth Services
4th of March 2017
UCLA The Den
HUB International Supports Trinity Youth Services at UCLA Basketball Game

On Wednesday, March 1, HUB International partnered with the Children’s Foundation of America at a UCLA Basketball game to support Trinity Youth Services’ programs. At a time-out during the first half of the sold-out game, HUB took center court at Pauley Pavilion to donate $80,000 aiding important services and experiences for Trinity’s foster youth. Bob DeValle, of HUB International, presented an oversized check to Trinity Youth Services CEO, John Neiuber. Bruin’s cheerleaders rooted on as the game announcer spoke of…

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14th of February 2017
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London in London: Former Foster Youth’s Global Perspective

Former foster youth, London Taylor, is setting out to make a difference in the world. At 19 years of age, London has been accepted into Richmond, The American International University in London where he is studying International Relations. Changing Perceptions It was his time in Trinity Youth Services’ residential program that inspired him to pursue a career in social issues. “My perceptions were changed in Trinity’s environment when I started to discern the unique circumstances of each individual peer that…

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9th of February 2017
Thyme to Turnip
Modern Life vs. Traditional Cooking

Bioindividuality I was asked to speak at a local Women With Autism Meet-Up Group this week. I had a few topics to cover, but I love to lead discussions more than I like to talk at people. The foundation of my nutritional philosophy is bioindividuality, meaning that each client has unique nutritional needs, and I work with them to uncover those needs and develop a plan to address them. Obviously, there are things we can all be doing to improve…

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8th of February 2017
Resource Parents
How Resource Parents Can Nurture Trauma-Affected Children

Children in foster care, who have suffered trauma, require safe, nurturing relationships with resource parents so they can begin to heal. A trauma is any experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. Traumatic events can take many forms, and the way children and youth experience it can vary as well. With the help of caring and patient resource parents, children who have been traumatized can begin to cope, heal and thrive. Children in foster care have suffered some form of…

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31st of January 2017
Meal Planning
Meal Planning: Method or Madness?

As a busy mom, meal planning is a task that is never complete. Some days it doesn’t feel like I can even get the kitchen cleaned before a tiny human is telling me they are STARVING (picture them laying on the floor clutching my ankle). We also have a running joke in the house that there’s no dinner on Sundays. During the week we usually stick to quick prep breakfasts; oatmeal, fried eggs, or make-ahead-breakfast-muffins warmed up. Sundays are lazy…

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Continuum of Care Reform
Continuum of Care Reform Takes Effect

On January 1, the long-awaited Continuum of Care Reform began throughout California. The Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) effort, which is implemented by Assembly Bill 403, is designed to make sure that youth in foster care have their day-to-day physical, mental and emotional needs met; that they have the greatest chance to grow up in permanent homes; and that they have the opportunity to grow into self-sufficient, successful adults. In other words, the reform effort is attempting to provide for…

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25th of January 2017
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New Adoptive Mom is “Doing Something Right”

  A Joyous Occasion “This is a joyous occasion,” a Trinity Youth Services adoption social worker said. After being in foster care for almost all of his young life, a 22-month-old baby boy was adopted by the Spivey family with the aid of Trinity Youth Services. The boy was placed into foster care just days after birth. Ms. Spivey took him into her home as soon as the hospital discharged him. He was only 3 days old and Ms. Spivey…

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12th of January 2017
Foster Care
Forming a Family: A Young Couple’s Steps Toward Adoption

Considering Foster Care and Adoption Jake and Kendra are a young couple who desired to have a family of their own. Although they were not able to achieve this goal through traditional means, they had the faith to believe that these dreams would become a reality through foster care and adoption. Making the First Step They felt it was divine intervention that their very first placement would turn their lives upside down in such a joyous way. Their first foster placement was…

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18th of November 2016
Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards
Trinity Youth Services CEO Wins “Social Entrepreneur” Award

Riverside, Calif., November 15, 2016 – Amid an evening networking, a surprise visit from Walt Disney’s granddaughter and entertainment from Ekenah Claudin and his Story Box projection mapped live performance, an audience of 860 business and community leaders attended the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards at the Riverside Convention Center to celebrate and honor Inland Empire entrepreneurs. The annual black-tie gala event recognizes the leadership, innovation and business acumen of Inland Empire entrepreneurs. This year’s award recipients recognized at the…

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Operation Gobble
LA County Donates 20 Turkeys to Trinity Foster Families

The County of Los Angeles recognized Trinity Youth Services today for the organization’s “dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by the numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County.” Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda L. Solis, presented Trinity Youth Services with a certificate of recognition and her office donated 20 turkeys, crates of fresh produce and bags of canned and dry goods for resource families supported by Trinity…

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