Relative caregivers are in a position they never expected to be.
Often the grandparents, extended family members, or close family friends of the children in their homes, 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 likely 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 practical education to relative caregivers through our holistic approach:
- Collection of history to gain an understanding of the entire family’s needs;
- Corresponding Trauma-informed Action Plan® structured to promote attachment and healing
- One-on-one coaching to teach relative caregivers trauma-specific techniques
- Referrals for therapeutic resources and professionals