University Settlement Society
Stuck on a Screen, Therapists Rush to Respond to Mental Health Crises Among Foster Youth
As New York enters its third month of sheltering at home, mental health counselors serving vulnerable children and families in the foster care system are racing to adapt their tried-and-true methods to a virtual connection.
Shut in At Home, Foster and Adoptive Parents Look Online for Support
With coronavirus exploding in the world around them, millions of parents are discovering just how difficult long days and nights holed up indoors with kids can be. For New York foster and adoptive parents, like Martha Hornthal, their children’s first week of distance learning has sometimes felt not just isolating and wearying – but bordering on the impossible.