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How Fostering a Child Can Affect Your Own Children

How Fostering a Child Can Affect Your Own Children

Children who are in foster care are usually removed from their parent's responsibility because they abused and neglected, and for other reasons beyond their control. Several studies show evidence that abuse and neglect have an effect on a child's behavior as well as...

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A Guide to Helping Your Child Cope With Trauma

A Guide to Helping Your Child Cope With Trauma

Children and adolescents are more vulnerable to trauma than adults. But when they receive the right support and reassurance, their recovery will also be faster.How Does Trauma Affect Children?Traumatic events or natural disasters can cause intense, confusing, and...

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7 Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

7 Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

All kids feel anxious sometimes. Anxiety can be a good thing. It makes your child think twice about running into oncoming traffic or jumping off a cliff. Anxiety helps keep your child safe. However, there's a good chance that they'll experience unnecessary anxiety at...

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Discover The Child’s Love Language

Discover The Child’s Love Language

Once you have decided to take a child under wing whether as a foster parent or an adoptive parent, it is highly important that you give them the love and affection that they have been neglected in the first place. During the childhood years, it is crucial that one...

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8 Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Child

8 Questions to Ask Before Fostering a Child

Fostering a child is not a simple process. If you are planning to foster a child, at Courage Community Foster Care, we can help you with this process. We are a private child placement agency licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services. In this article, we...

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Eight Good Parenting Tips

Eight Good Parenting Tips

Being a foster parent is different from being an adoptive parent. A foster parent will be responsible for taking care of their foster child or children only for a temporary period. Meanwhile, if you adopt a child, you will serve as the child or children’s official...

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Courage Community has been making life-changing connections between families and children since 2012.

Colorado has many foster children needing placement, and too few foster homes to care for them

On any given business day, we receive referrals from five to twenty children needing to be placed in a foster home. Children of every age, ethnicity and circumstance are referred, from newborn to 20 years old. Most of our children are referred along with their siblings. All of the children referred for foster care are removed from their family's care for reasons of abuse and/or neglect. The majority of our referrals for placement originate from the Denver Metro and Colorado Springs area, although we also work with rural communities such as Lake, Summit, Chaffee and Park Counties.