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Project 1.27 on the Western Slope

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Janet Rowland is the Director for Project 1.27 in the Western Slope. She is also currently the Executive Director for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Mesa County. Previously, Janet worked for Mesa County Department of Human Services in the Child Welfare Division.   Why were you initially interested in bringing Project 1.27 to Mesa County?… Continue reading

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Empowering Families in 2018

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When we begin the new year, we hope to make improvements and strides forward in the months to come. In the areas where we have seen challenges, we hope to grow. As evidence demonstrates, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) has brought about lasting and healing results for kids who’ve experienced trauma. In 2018, Project 1.27 will… Continue reading

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Reasons to be Thankful for Foster Care

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The holidays bring a season of gratitude. While being thankful for foster care isn’t always easy, being a part of this system brings so much goodness into our lives and it’s important to practice being grateful for it’s gifts. James 1:2-3 reminds us to “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of… Continue reading

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How to Give Support During the Holidays

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During the holiday season, we often assume that children are excited and love Christmas. Though this is often true, some foster and adopted children grieve past holiday memories with their biological families become closed off or angry  Foster and adopted children may have strong emotional ties to past memories of Christmas as well as confusion… Continue reading

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When Church is a Challenge

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When life is a struggle, Believers want and NEED church. We desire fellowship with others, corporate worship, and being led through Scripture for a nugget of God’s peace that passes all understanding. Unfortunately for many foster and adoptive parents, the idea of going to church may also bring up feelings of anxiety. Should I try… Continue reading

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Kids from Tough Places: Difficult Behavior and What to Do About It

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There’s a widespread misunderstanding that kids in care are ‘bad kids’ who act out. While many kids from foster care have challenges with attachment and trust and other emotional disabilities, at their heart they are kids who don’t always know how to receive the love they desperately need. This misconception that kids in foster care… Continue reading

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Helping Kids from Hard Places Feel Safe

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In the month of October we see neighbors front yards turn into graveyards, spider webs covering trees, and skeletons hanging from racks in the grocery store. Generally, this isn’t unsettling for us and despite the decorations, we feel safe. The understanding we have of feeling safe in our surroundings is called “felt safety”.   Kids… Continue reading

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