Dorothy gets support from care service specialist Faye Holmes, who tells her it's all right to put the laundry off another week and call a friend. We all need to be kind to ourselves during this holiday season. We also hear from two of Dorothy's foster youth about how they want to incorporate their past traditions and cultures into this year's holiday celebration.
Guest on the show: Faye Holmes, Care Service Specialist at Fostering Unity, former foster child and foster/adoptive parent of two. Two of Dorothy's foster children.
Careline- 213-269-0000 (Can request Faye Holmes as your care service specialist)
FURS- 833-939-3877 CA urgent response for caregivers and youth to preserve the placement
PMRT- 800-854-7771 for psychiatric crisis
Add foster kid's cultural foods to the holiday celebration (4:36)
Care service specialist advice for getting through the holidays (14:22)
Remember to be sensitive to foster kid's feelings around old and new family traditions (24:25)
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