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If you know a teenager who is in the foster care system or who is living with someone other than their parents, you need to listen to this episode! We were thrilled to sit down and listen to the advice and insight Shiloh Jones brings! How do you interact with a teenager who lives in foster care? How can you be helpful and encouraging in the midst of a difficult situation? Don’t panic about foster care – you can be a supportive, encouraging force in a teenager’s life!

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In this episode, you’ll find out…

  • The issues that children and teens in the foster care system have to deal with.
  • Why a child might enter foster care in the first place.
  • How foster children relate to the 5 Stages of Grief.
  • The unique restrictions and regulations put on teenagers in foster care.
  • What “aging out” of foster care looks like.
  • How you can support and encourage a teenager who is living apart from their parents.

Ask yourself…

  • Am I willing to be a stable, consistent relationship in this student’s life?
  • Have I noticed a change in attitude or behavior?
  • Am I being sensitive and aware of holidays and anniversary dates?

Go ask a teen…

  • What’s going on? How have things been?
  • What do you need?
  • Do you feel safe? Do you feel like you are in a safe place where you can be yourself and start to heal?


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