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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 […]

March 8, 2016

Adoption: A Loving Alternative

Twice in the past few weeks, Colleen Mulligan  (Expectant Parent – Adoption Liaison), and Emma Vonder Haar (Communication Coordinator) have met with senior theology classes to talk about adoption as an alternative to abortion. The SmartBoard at the front of the classroom starkly displayed the number 8,740. Colleen, a 2009 […]

December 29, 2015


In an effort to spread awareness about children and youth in the foster care system in the United States, we’ve created a series of images to be shared on social media.