Healing From Abuse & Neglect

The vast majority of children entering foster care or kinship care have experienced some degree of neglect or abuse. Both neglect and abuse leave scars, and one of the most important (and hardest) tasks for foster and kinship parents is to help their foster child heal these scars. It may be impossible to completely erase the impact, but providing a safe, predictable “soft landing” for these children will help them begin to heal.

Creating a Family has resources, supported by research and experienced therapists, for helping foster parents and kinship families help the children in their care. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the many other resources we have on Healing From Abuse & Neglect in the form of blogs, articles, radio shows/podcasts, tip sheets, fact sheets and expert Q & A’s.


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Creating a Family Radio Shows on Healing from Abuse & Neglect

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Creating a Family Blogs on Healing from Abuse & Neglect

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Creating a Family Factsheets, Tips, Research on Healing from Abuse & Neglect

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Creating a Family Videos on Healing from Abuse & Neglect

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Q and A's with Experts on Healing from Abuse & Neglect

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