How Childhood Trauma Impacts Development
Creating a Family Podcast invited Brett Loftis, Crossnore's CEO, and Dr. Dawn O'Malley, Senior Director of Clinical Services, to a discussion of how trauma impacts a child's development.
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Transracial Foster Care & Adoption: Impacts and Interventions
Growing up in the foster care system is often a lonely and traumatic experience.  Growing up with caregivers of a different race within that system can be even more isolating.  [...]
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Busting Myths for National Adoption Month
Monday is the first day of National Adoption Month. We have written many blog posts related to adoption, including many families' amazing stories. But today, we want to bust some [...]
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Three Lessons I’ve Learned Working in Child Welfare
I have been in the Residential field for 30 years, currently serving as one of the Residential Supervisors on Crossnore’s Avery campus. After all these years, the one thing that [...]
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To Those on the Fence About Foster Care
I share a foster care story or statistic, because their heart is breaking just a little more as it tries to pull them over that fence.
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Walking with Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Crossnore Communities for Children is excited about the expansion of our Youth Independent Living (YIL) program. The vision of YIL is to support youth and young adults who are currently [...]
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Does It Fit? What FFPSA means for the Child Welfare System.
The Family First Prevention Services Act otherwise known as FFPSA or “Families First” was signed on February 9, 2018.  Many organizations and individuals have assessed FFPSA as one of the [...]
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Love Multiplied: An Adoption Story
Being a police officer and a social worker, Rob and Kristen Martin are no strangers to serving others. Rob has been on the police force for 12 years, and Kristen [...]
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Five Reasons to Open Your Home to a Teenager
Perhaps the title of this blog should have been more inviting, like “Free Chocolate and Hugs." That might have been a bit more appealing than a headline containing one of [...]
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Empowering Youth to Live Independently
Crossnore School & Children’s Home is excited to build upon years of experience at the Winston-Salem and Avery campuses serving youth aging out of foster care. This expansion of services [...]
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