Entries by Kevin Harper

Teens and Technology/Fostering with Technology – Resources

Foster Parent Training & Support Group Meridian Public Library, June 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM Thanks to everyone who showed up at last night’s Training and Support Group on Teens and Technology. I’d love for you to leave to review me if you have a few minutes. This helps get this information out to more […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

More To Me, by Saty Cornelius

Please. This is a shameless plug to buy this book by my daughter, Saty Cornelius. Today is book launch day for her young adult fiction novel that is hot off the presses. But whether you’re a young adult, or you foster teens who are about to become young adults, or you are a young adult […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Walking through life with your foster teens

I just posted a new article to LinkedIn on walking through life with your foster teens. Please like, share, and comment! Here’s a snippet: One of the most rewarding but challenging things about being a foster parent is walking through life with your teens—sometimes through the mud—as they charge headlong into adulthood. So many of […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Parental controls for foster parents

Take back control of your home network The problem with technology Sometimes we talk as if our modern parenting culture has a technology problem. As a bit of a geek, I take offense to that. I think technology is a tool, not inherently a problem. Tools can be used for good things or bad things. […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

What questions should I ask the social worker before accepting a foster care placement?

I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that, by far, the most important moment in determining the success of a placement is the first phone call from the social worker. That is the moment where the social worker and foster parent have the opportunity to communicate most freely and clearly. Foster parents shouldn’t feel guilty […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Tips for recruiting foster parents

There is definitely an art to recruiting new foster parents. For those who are naturally evangelistic about fostering, talking it up may come easy. But even the most passionate advocate has to keep in mind that everyone is in their own unique season of life. Sharing one’s home and family may not be feasible or […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Idaho’s foster care parents are in short supply, caseloads high

Idaho’s foster care system struggles under a deepening shortage of foster parents and high caseloads for social workers, according to a performance review released Monday. The review by the Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations cited an 8 percent decline in the number of licensed foster parents from 2014 to 2016, from 1,062 to 974, and […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Twenty percent increase proposed to Idaho’s foster parent reimbursements

As budget hearings continue this week on health and human services programs, Idaho’s Division of Child Welfare is requesting a 20 percent increase in the stipends paid to foster parents for caring for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned or who are unsafe in their own homes. “There is no doubt our foster […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

City Honors Local Foster Families Opening Their Homes And Hearts To Children

With six-thousand children in out-of-home placement, including– at times– its own waiting room, Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services really appreciates foster parents. The Department recognized their contribution at a ceremony last week in City Hall. “We’re just normal people like everybody else,” said Tammy Evans. Her and husband Dave Evans are parents of seven children, […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.

Nathaniel Brown’s journey from foster care to PhD. candidate

Nathaniel Brown was known as the runaway kid. In his mind he was just the big black kid who no one loved and, except for monetary gain, no one wanted. And so, yes, when the verbal, physical and sexual abuse became unbearable at a series of foster homes in South Carolina, poor Nathaniel ran back […]

Kevin Harper is the author of the upcoming book Foster Parenting Teens, and a foster care speaker, trainer, and mentor with Family Resource & Training Center. His daughter Saty Cornelius just released a book about the experiences of foster teens called More to Me, available on Amazon. Connect with Kevin on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter @fosterbetter.