Blog de la comunidad de FosterAZ

Structure Needs Flexibility

Guest blogger, Michelle L. As I was growing up (attended school, graduated college, became a teacher, and then became a mom), I was known as someone who likes structure and is good at making systems to have that structure. However, it was not until my son was a toddler that...
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Volunteer Spotlight – Shannon E.

Foster Arizona Volunteer Spotlight Each month, Foster Arizona will feature our volunteers, who continuously make a positive impact on the lives of kids and young adults affected by foster care in our community. This month, we are featuring Shannon E. How long have you been involved with FA/FAHP?   Just...
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Triggers in Your Child

Children react differently to triggers depending on their history, personality, and environment.  While one child might lash out in rage, or runoff, another might completely shut down (fight, flight, freeze).   A child rarely grasps that their emotional reaction is rooted in past experiences, particularly children who have grown up in...
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What is a Trigger?

A ‘trigger’ happens when an interaction or event causes an incongruent emotional response.  For example, some juice is spilled and we fly into a rage.  Even though a spill can be annoying, it is a minor one that can easily be remedied.  We are most susceptible to triggers when we...
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Love As A Choice

We had just picked up a special dinner for my kids to celebrate Valentines Day a day early. On our way to the park where we would enjoy time together flying kites and having a family picnic, an unexpected trigger happened. We passed the hospital where my birth children were...
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