Allen & Clariol Norris- Our Journey from Foster Care to Adoption

November is National Adoption Month, and in celebration HSC ask Clariol, a former foster parent with HSC to share her family’s adoption story: On November 18, 2019, my husband Allen and I adopted our boys (Sam and Izzy) who were…

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Ways to Listen to the HSC feature on the Mac Watson Talks Podcast

HSC’s Executive Director, Lauree Copenhaver, sat down with  Mac Watson, of Mac Watson Talks Podcast to chat all about Therapeutic Foster Care.  Mac Watson Talks has been voted The Best Podcast of 2020 in the Valley by the readers of…

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Arizona Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

The State of Arizona has celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day since 2016.  The day was set aside in honoring the Native American people in celebrating their culture and histories.  On September 4th, 2020, Arizona Governor Ducey officially signed a Proclamation making…

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8 Ways Educators Can Support Children in Foster Care

  Use “Parent Neutral” phrases. Instead of asking a child to pass something on to their mom or dad, ask them to give it to their “adult”.  This creates a more inclusive environment for children in foster care, group homes,…

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A Letter from Executive Director Lauree Copenhaver

I have sat and wrangled over what to say regarding our current state of civil unrest and racial conflict.  I knew that as the leader and Executive Director of Human Services Consultants, I needed to make a statement regarding our…

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Evidenced Based Training for HSC

We have great news! Pressley Ridge Treatment Foster Care Pre-Service Training Curriculum received Evidenced-Based Status by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare! Now what exactly does all of this mean, especially for HSC Foster Parents? Let’s break it down. …

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Shared Parenting in Foster Care

The need for foster parents is immense. Motivation for potential foster parents can range from a desire to help traumatized children, to a more specific goal of helping children reunify with their biological families. Here in Arizona the goal for…

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5 TIPS FOR WRITING OBJECTIVE CLINICAL NOTES

Because therapeutic foster parents provide a bridge between therapy and home life, clinical notes are crucial. This includes daily notes on the child’s progress or regression on treatment goals, therapeutic activities, their predominant mood, coping skills, behaviors, incidents, and more.…

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Becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent in Arizona

So you’re interested in becoming a therapeutic foster parent? Great! There is a huge need here in Arizona. Getting started can seem like a daunting process, but we are here to help! Every agency does things a little differently and has their own process for new families.  At HSC, the process is one of mutual selection; it is just as important that you feel that HSC can support you, as we do that your family is a good fit for our agency.