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November 28, 2016

Adoption Awareness Day

A reflection on Adoption Awareness Day   On Saturday, November 19, National Adoption Day was celebrated around the country. You may have seen posts on social media with adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive families sharing stories about their role in the adoption process. You may have seen news reports about […]

May 18, 2016

From Diaper Need to Diaper Donations

We are so overwhelmed and very humbled by the response to our article featured in last month’s newsletter “How Can a Box of Diapers Prevent Child Abuse in St. Louis?”. With diaper¬†donations from the Little Lambs Baby Shower, group collections, and private donations, we have more diapers than we had […]

April 12, 2016

How can your box of diapers prevent child abuse in St. Louis?

We’re about halfway through the month of April, which means that we’re well into National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout this month, we have (and continue to) identify practical ways to prevent child abuse in our homes, families, and communities. In St. Louis, many new moms with newborns, babies, and […]

Meet Eunice: A Treatment Foster Parent

By Amanda Carriker, Family Development Specialist   Good Shepherd Children and Family Services is piloting a new program called Treatment Foster Care (TFC).¬† TFC is designed for those youth with behaviors that require them to be staffed above a Level A or Level B home.¬† These kids have been through […]