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AL Community Supports Family in Need of More Space

AL Community Supports Family in Need of More Space

  • 2/5/2016 9:46:00 AM
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YAP Program Director Vivian Davis appealed to her Walker County AL community to help a family in need.  A couple was awarded custody of their 4 grandchildren, but did not have a home large enough to accommodate them.  Without intervention, the children would have been placed in foster care.  Thanks to the Woodland Trace Church or Christ, an addition is being built to the home where they can live comfortably as a family.  "Let's give them all the resources and all the tools and all the support th...
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YAP’s 0-5 Reunification Program: A Two-Generation Approach to Promoting Permanence and Well-Being in our Most Vulnerable Children

YAP’s 0-5 Reunification Program: A Two-Generation Approach to Promoting Permanence and Well-Being in our Most Vulnerable Children

  • 1/18/2015 2:50:00 AM
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Children 0-5 represent 38% of the US foster care populations; this is a 10% increase since 2000. Early childhood is a remarkably sensitive time in neurodevelopment. A combination of both genetics and experience shape how the brain develops and can impact an individual permanently across their lifespan. There are a number of developmental risks associated with maltreatment, such as attachment disorders, cognitive delays, poor self-esteem, challenges with social skills and empathy; these risks are...
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YAP Presents 2-Generation Approach at Zero to Three National Conference

YAP Presents 2-Generation Approach at Zero to Three National Conference

  • 12/16/2014 2:11:00 AM
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“Early maltreatment often leads to a life of poor outcomes for children but there is hope for healing” was the message of YAP’s workshop at Zero to Three’s National Training Institute on December 11 and 12.Bob Swanson and Dana LaCoss of YAP along with Dianne Wilby, Deputy Commissioner of the St. Lawrence Department of Social Services presented on supporting healthy attachments and healing trauma of young children in the child welfare system using a 2-generation approach to intervention.YAP p...
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St. Lawrence, NY 0-5 Reunification

  • 3/31/2013 8:00:00 PM
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In 2011, children ages 0-4 represented over 40% of all confirmed cases of maltreatment in the US and 38% of the total US foster care population. Their foster care placements are frequently longer than the placements of older children, and they are more likely than older children to be adopted instead of being reunified with their biological families. The negative experiences experienced by young children in the child welfare system occur during a remarkably sensitive and important period of the...
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