Chosen supports families and vulnerable children with mentoring, parenting education and outreach. We are making a tangible impact to help children heal.
Children in the child welfare system have suffered trauma because of abuse and neglect. These children are separated from their parents and placed in an unfamiliar family. On average, children in foster care move multiple times in a single year. The impact of these hard histories leaves children vulnerable, lonely, and hurting.
Often the grandparents, extended family members, or close family friends of the children in their homes, relative caregivers are faced with raising children who were removed from their first families. These difficult removals occurred because children experienced trauma, abuse or neglect.
Relative caregivers have had none of the traditional training that foster parents have received. This leaves them ill-equipped to handle the challenges of children with hard histories. Chosen offers parent education to relative caregivers.
Parents of children with a history of trauma often find themselves at a loss to break these cycles. Traditional parenting techniques don’t seem to work. Training they received before the child entered the home was not enough or as been forgotten. Friends and family provide well-meaning advice that is ineffective, and caregivers are left feeling confused and overwhelmed by what their children need in the midst of everyday struggles.