Foster Care Truth about PTSD

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Foster Care Truth: ⁠When compared to veterans, former foster youth are 2x more likely to suffer from PTSD. ⁠

And yes, even the little ones can have PTSD! ⁠

You may think that the child experienced the traumatic event when living with their mom and dad. But the reality is, moving in with YOU is a traumatic event. Multiple moves to different group and foster homes is traumatic. Having to say hello and goodbye to their parents over and over again at visits is traumatic. Being forced to live a life that is completely unknown and unnatural to them, is traumatic. ⁠

But with the right education and mindset, we as foster parents can create a safe and healing environment. It takes time and a LOT of patience. ⁠

Have you spent time educating yourself on PTSD and how it impacts children?