Tag Archive: foster care

Apr 09

Welcoming Courtney Into Our Family

Note: The following article was written last summer by a partner in ministry, Rabbi Chaim Bruk. He is an excellent resource for our Jewish children in residence at Intermountain and is an advocate for foster care and adoption within faith communities. Rabbi Chaim Bruk is executive director of Chabad Lubavitch of Montana and spiritual leader …

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Jun 12

The foster care system, trauma and resilience

Trauma often does its greatest harm when it occurs during the impressionable stages of our youth. Losing one’s parents, moving from different schools, living in an unstable environment – all of these are issues that can break into a child’s world and cause difficulties well into adulthood. What can we do? What has research shown to …

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Sep 18

Advocating for Rachel, part 3 – guest contributor, Crystal Amundson

rachel-older

(In this final post in the series, we see where Rachel is after the first nine years of her life. She is a survivor, but she’ll need a lot of help going forward. In case you missed the earlier posts, please go back to the first post, and learn just how much this young lady …

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Oct 24

Praying for a Family

Praying for a Family

At any particular time, we have a number of children at Intermountain in residential care that are looking for a family. They are categorized as “hard to place” because of their age, their difficulty in previous foster homes, and their history of emotional disturbance that causes acting out in unsafe ways. Each of these children …

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