Washington County: Program to strengthen sibling bonds for foster children

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children staff members from left Becca Jacobs, volunteer coordinator, Kathy McKenzie, oporations coordinator and Tasha Walls, program coordinator of Sibling Connections are all involved with the CASA Sibling Connections program that will help kids in foster care keep strong sibiling bonds. Photo Credit: Colleen McGrath, Herald Media Staff Photographer

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children staff members from left Becca Jacobs, volunteer coordinator, Kathy McKenzie, oporations coordinator and Tasha Walls, program coordinator of Sibling Connections are all involved with the CASA Sibling Connections program that will help kids in foster care keep strong sibiling bonds. Photo Credit: Colleen McGrath, Herald Media Staff Photographer

Some abused or neglected children suffer what Dave Bonebrake calls “threefold trauma.” First comes abuse or neglect, sometimes at the hands of a parent or guardian. Second comes separation from home, as the child is placed in foster care for protection. And third, in some cases, comes separation from brothers and sisters — the very people who can be critical to the child’s well-being during such a stressful time… Click HERE to View The Herald Media’s Full Article

Source: Mike Lewis, Herald Media, Feb. 2016