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A Blog about Foster Care

How Music Impacts Children

Do you remember being forced to play the recorder in fourth grade? There’s a reason for that. Research shows that school-aged children benefit tremendously from music classes. A five-year study from USC finds music lessons increase brain development, language...

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Arizona and America’s Foster Care Timeline

How did the number of children in Arizona's foster care system reach crisis levels? Raising Arizona Kids Magazine did a study on our foster care crises from 2008-2015. Understanding how we got here is key to reversing the trend. Here's what we learned and expanded...

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Foster Children and Hearing Aids

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 U.S children are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss in 1 or both ears. Nearly 15% of all children and young adults between 6 and 19 suffer from...

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Foster Care to College: The Difficult Journey

The New York Times, Huffington Post, and USA Today all interviewed college students who were former foster children. Here are their stories. Manny Roque Manny Roque is a student at Los Angeles City College. He was raised by a mother who dealt with addiction to crack...

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What Students Use Technology For

In today's world, students can experience and learn like never before, thanks to technology. Many activities in classrooms today focus on interactivity with technology. Even outside of school, technology is paramount to a student's success. With the popularity of...

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Foster Children and Glasses

Many of us didn’t have to think twice when we received glasses as a child. Our parents took us to the optometrist and we walked out with snazzy spectacles. Foster children, though, may not feel comfortable enough to ask their parents for glasses. This is...

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