17. October 2013 11:22
Join CEO Amelia Franck Meyer as she talks about Understanding & Addressing Grief and Loss in Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma Saturday November 9th in Bloomington, MN visit the link to learn more and register http://www.mnadopt.org/docs/af97ec9b633e9ad8f596aa85714f3e8b.pdf
21. August 2013 14:58
Anu Family Services will be hosting a non-profit booth at the popular "Sounds Like Summer" concert Series in Eau Claire this Thursday, August 22nd. This is your chance to learn more about becoming a Healing Foster Parent, ask questions about how to get licensed or just share your fostering stories with us. We are looking forward to the music and the chance to connect. SLS is held at Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire. Follow this link for more information! http://volumeone.org/sites/concerts
3. July 2013 12:45
“Traumatized, disconnected children don’t talk grief. They do grief.” With this thought firmly in mind, Anu Family Services has developed a model for foster care around healing children’s grief and loss, rather than diagnosing and treating “disorders.” A national leader in child permanence and placement stability, Anu is pleased to share our innovative work with children and families in child wellbeing. Until now, child wellbeing has been measured by educational, behavioral and physical indicators, such as school attendance and body mass index. But we believe that it’s much, much more. In partnership with the Otto Bremer Foundation, we’re taking Treatment Foster Care into the next generation of effectiveness by piloting work in child wellbeing.
Traditionally, medication and treatment designed for non-traumatized children or adults has become “best practice” in TFC. This approach has often not only failed to advance child wellbeing, but has resulted in added trauma.
We have found that children process their grief and loss, not on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in a therapist’s office, but instead at bedtime when they won’t settle down to sleep or when a simple request to brush teeth or pick up a backpack results in a complete meltdown. Through a foundation in research and evidence-informed practices, we have created a model designed to nurture the wellbeing of children, not just treat their disorders. We realize that only this will promote lasting healing.
“There is a tremendous sense of urgency for us in this work. Once we know better, we must do better. This project helps us to answer the questions, “Are the children OK, and how do we know?” – Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO, Anu Family Services
11. April 2012 19:54
Remember to register for this year’s CASCW Spring Conf. happening May 21st - In person & webstream option. This is a free event sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), School of Social Work, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, and made possible by a Title IV-E training grant administered by the MN Department of Human Services.
Beyond Burnout: Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce