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Did you know, there are many unknown celebrity foster care stories of well-known media icons? With the likes of Cher, Marilyn Monroe and Seal being celebrities who were in foster care, it’s amazing to see so many famous faces who have been so successful in their lives come through the foster care system. Correlating with our 10-year anniversary of building brighter futures here at Capstone, we’ve collated together a list of 10 celebrities who grew up in foster care. Some of these stories highlight some sad experiences of much-loved celebrities, but it just goes to show how powerful the foster...

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Children typically learn by observing, listening and interacting with the adults who are taking care of them. That’s why some foster children may exhibit negative behaviour time and again due to the experiences they’ve had in their younger years – hence the need for effective foster child behaviour management strategies. Behaviour management is the application of various techniques or strategies which enforce positive behaviour in children. These techniques can be as simple as behaviour reward charts or praising children when they have exhibited positive behaviour but are typically very effective in instilling positive behaviour into children. Often, there are specific triggers...

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Only 3% of foster carers are under the age of 30 There are many young children currently out there who are in need of a loving home. Some may have been separated from their parents due to abuse or neglect, or circumstances beyond their control. But the fact is, the need for foster carers – especially younger foster carers – is great. As the number of children in foster care rises, the number of approved foster families unfortunately decreases. The UK’s target needs at least 8,500 carers this year in order to support the number of children that are in care....

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