Video: Breaking the Cycle of Trauma

Today, one in seven children will become a victim of abuse or neglect, perpetuating a cycle of intergenerational harm. Discover how FamilyForward is actively working to break this cycle and support vulnerable children and families in St. Louis. Read More5

Strengthening Family Bonds

May 15th marks the International Day of Families, a moment to reflect on issues impacting families around the world and to promote ways to strengthen familial bonds and support systems. Read how the FamilyForward team likes to strengthen bonds with their loved ones. Read More5

Healing Hearts

Trauma experienced by children in foster care disrupts their sense of security and affects their brains, behaviors, and emotions. Learn strategies foster and adoptive parents can use in their journey to heal the hearts of the children in their lives. Read More5

Handing Over the Baton: Partnering to Help Older Youth Develop Positive Healthcare Practices

Caring for older foster youth places a significant responsibility on foster parents to advocate for quality physical and mental healthcare. By adopting these tips, caregivers can create an environment that nurtures trust, openness, and shared decision-making, ultimately empowering the young person to take control of their healthcare while including caregivers as supportive partners along the way. Read More5

It’s the Little Things That Make the Difference

Parenting is rewarding, but it’s also a tough gig. Because children rely on adults to meet many of their needs, a lot of energy goes toward making sure that young ones are tended to. Couples often make the mistake of prioritizing their children at the expense of self-care and intentional time for each other. Over time, this oversight can lead to a lack of connection. So, what is a couple to do? Read More5

Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse happens in every state, in every town, and in every income bracket. The unfortunate reality is that child abuse is often underreported and unnoticed by most adults, despite its prevalence in our communities. Read More5