Maple Star Oregon Book Club

Maple Star Oregon Book Club

Hello wonderful families! I wanted to take a moment to tell you about some exciting news! Maple Star is starting a book club!  This book club is open to all foster parents, whether with Maple Star or other agencies (if you are certified through a different...
Becoming a Foster Parent during COVID-19

Becoming a Foster Parent during COVID-19

The world has seems to have drastically changed overnight. Social work, which is built on relationships, has been majorly impacted. In social work, we rely on face to face meetings to work with our clients to work on a common goal. These face to face meetings help...
Not Everyone Can Foster:

Not Everyone Can Foster:

How to Support Youth in Foster Care and Their Foster Families Provide Respite: Respite is short term care for youth who are in foster care. Respite can be for a few hours to a few weeks, depending on the needs of the foster family and youth in foster care. Learn more...
Tips For The 4th

Tips For The 4th

The 4th of July is a highly anticipated event every summer. It is a time to gather, stay up late, and spend time with friends and family. For our youth who have experienced trauma, this holiday can lead to anxiety and feeling overwhelmed which can create an explosion...
Respite Care: Supporting Foster Youth and Families

Respite Care: Supporting Foster Youth and Families

I hear often from people in the community that they want to be a foster parent but they are unfortunately unable to do so due to their work schedule, family obligations or a myriad of other life conflicts. They reach out to me to find different ways they can support...