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Reducing anxiety and improving wellbeing

In this blog Jade Irwin from our Step Up Step Down programme gives some guidance about how to self-regulate and co-regulate with others to reduce anxiety.

By DavidEggboro on April,7th 2020

Staying safe online by Cathy Glass

When I fostered fourteen year old Stevie, whose story I tell in Finding Stevie, I had a sharp learning in curve in how to keep young people safe online. I learnt a lot and so did Stevie, unfortunately the hard way.

By Cathy Glass on January,22nd 2019

Happy adults - how to think positively

Having blogged for many years about fostering and raising children I have more recently looked at ways in which adults and young people can achieve happiness and contentment. Last time we looked at the benefits of thinking positively - for our children, young people and ourselves.  Last time I looked at the benefits of thinking positively - for our children, young people and ourselves.  This time I would like to look at how to achieve positive thinking. 

By Cathy Glass on October,10th 2018

Happy adults - thinking positively

Having blogged for many years about fostering and raising children I have more recently looked at ways in which adults and young people can achieve happiness and contentment. Last time we looked at taking responsibility for our lives. This time I would like to look at the benefits of thinking positively - for our children, young people and ourselves. 

By Cathy Glass on August,1st 2018

When is enough, actually enough?

Are you ready to stop fostering, or have you considered stopping fostering in the past few months? I really do hope not but, it happens. Foster carers, for all sorts of reasons, sometimes decide to stop fostering and move on to other ‘adventures’. I’m aiming to find out why and what can be done to address some of the common factors that cause foster carers to stop fostering.
By Michelle.Galbraith on June,4th 2018

Positive outcomes from taking responsibility

Having blogged for many years about fostering and raising children I have more recently looked at ways in which adults and young people can achieve happiness and contentment. Last time we looked at taking responsibility for our lives and this time I would look at what can be achieved when we do so.

By Cathy Glass on June,1st 2018

Foster carer makes it into top 50 Gloucestershire women of all time

It's not every day your name is mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Lily Allen, Dame Jilly Cooper, and Princess Anne. Which is why respite foster carer, Vanessa Worrall, has every reason to be proud after being nominated in Citizen and Echo’s list of Gloucestershire’s 50 Greatest Women of All Time. 

Vanessa has made a name for herself working in the community as a youth worker and now project manager at Together In Matson for two decades. Two years ago, she brought all her experience and knowledge of working with young people to the table and became a carer with Community Foster Care. The Fostering Network catches up with Vanessa to hear what she has to say about fostering.

By N B Lakhani on May,11th 2018