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        Central Texas Table of Grace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to provide emergency shelter services to the children and youth in the foster care system. Our mission is to create a loving, nurturing, homelike environment for displaced youth, providing shelter and healthy food as well as teaching healthy habits and life skills to the youth in our care.

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1 day ago
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This is a tough one! If a child is considered "Avoidant" it means that the Child's original caregivers neglected their basic needs like food, medical care, shelter and love.

These kiddos often feel that in order for them to be loved they need to put their basic needs aside. They fear "rocking the boat" if they bring up that they're not feeling well. They worry that if they ask for a snack that their caregivers will snap at them.

Oftentimes these kiddos seem overly compliant and "well behaved" and while they are good kids the reason for their good behavior is heartbreaking.

We see this in our shelter and we work hard to teach every child how to have healthy, honest relationships with adults. We teach them with our actions that they matter, their pain matters and that we are here to help them feel better.

If you would like to learn more about "Avoidant Behavior." We highly recommend reading "The Whole Brain Child."

Have you ever heard of this before? Have you noticed it in yourself?

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
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This is a tough one! If a child is considered Avoidant it means that the Childs original caregivers neglected their basic needs like food, medical care, shelter and love. 

These kiddos often feel that in order for them to be loved they need to put their basic needs aside. They fear rocking the boat if they bring up that theyre not feeling well. They worry that if they ask for a snack that their caregivers will snap at them.

Oftentimes these kiddos seem overly compliant and well behaved and while they are good kids the reason for their good behavior is heartbreaking.

We see this in our shelter and we work hard to teach every child how to have healthy, honest relationships with adults. We teach them with our actions that they matter, their pain matters and that we are here to help them feel better. 

If you would like to learn more about Avoidant Behavior. We highly recommend reading The Whole Brain Child. 

Have you ever heard of this before? Have you noticed it in yourself? 

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
2 days ago
Central Texas Table of Grace

This may seem obvious to most but for some it's a real "Light Bulb" moment!

The concept of "Stick Together" parenting is that when you are trying to build connection and trust with at-risk children it is important to stay close by.

For example: If two kiddos in your care are playing with legos and one of the children throws a lego at the other's face you shouldn't just scold the child and send them to their room.

Instead you should get on eye level with the child and gently teach them why that was not kind. If they're unwilling to talk about it, You can direct them to a "think it over" chair in the same room you are in. You stay close by and let the child know you are there for them when they are ready to talk about what happened.

At risk children have spent a lot of time being sent away or left alone to fend for themselves. Isolating them enforces that they are alone in this world and that they have no one on their side.

What do you think about this approach?


#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
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This may seem obvious to most but for some its a real Light Bulb moment! 

The concept of Stick Together parenting is that when you are trying to build connection and trust with at-risk children it is important to stay close by.

For example: If two kiddos in your care are playing with legos and one of the children throws a lego at the others face you shouldnt just scold the child and send them to their room.
 
Instead you should get on eye level with the child and gently teach them why that was not kind. If theyre unwilling to talk about it, You can direct them to a think it over chair in the same room you are in. You stay close by and let the child know you are there for them when they are ready to talk about what happened. 

At risk children have spent a lot of time being sent away or left alone to fend for themselves. Isolating them enforces that they are alone in this world and that they have no one on their side.

What do you think about this approach?
 

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
3 days ago
Central Texas Table of Grace

Dysregulation is basically any emotional response that is not in line with what is generally accepted as typical.

For example: If a regulated child is coloring and all of a sudden the crayon snaps in half a typical response might be "Oh man! I need another crayon. Can I have another?" most parents would say "SURE!" and the day would go on.

A dysregulated child instead of asking for another crayon might scream and start sobbing uncontrollably. This could go on for an hour and ruin the mood for the day.

Dysregulation could also look like a child that is overly excited and giggly. To the point where everyone else in the room looks confused as to why they're so giggly, high pitched in speech and moving excitedly about.

Dysregulation is often the result of not having healthy boundaries early on and not having ones basic emotional needs met.

As adults we can also become dysregulated when we have had too much coffee, not enough sleep or just over stimulated.

Have you ever felt dysregulated?

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
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Dysregulation is basically any emotional response that is not in line with what is generally accepted as typical.

For example: If a regulated child is coloring and all of a sudden the crayon snaps in half a typical response might be Oh man! I need another crayon. Can I have another? most parents would say SURE! and the day would go on. 

A dysregulated child instead of asking for another crayon might scream and start sobbing uncontrollably. This could go on for an hour and ruin the mood for the day.

Dysregulation could also look like a child that is overly excited and giggly. To the point where everyone else in the room looks confused as to why theyre so giggly, high pitched in speech and moving excitedly about. 

Dysregulation is often the result of not having healthy boundaries early on and not having ones basic emotional needs met. 

As adults we can also become dysregulated when we have had too much coffee, not enough sleep or just over stimulated. 

Have you ever felt dysregulated? 

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare #austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
4 days ago
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I am the lifetimes President of the Stacy Johnson Fan Club. Her dedication and commitment to our most vulnerable citizens is so inspiring. Stacy is one of the bright lights in the world…

5 days ago
Central Texas Table of Grace

Disassociation is a mental process of disconnecting from one's thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity.

Have you ever been in a tense situation and started to daydream? That is a form of disassociation. Or maybe you've had a hard conversation with someone you love and it became too overwhelming so you start to spiral/get lost in your thoughts while the other person keeps talking. This could also be a form of disassociation.

Children in foster care can experience this in a more complex way. They need a little more help from caregivers and therapists to help them form healthy communication skills and learn how to work through hard feelings in tense moments.

To learn more about Disassociation you can look into the book "What Happened To You" by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

Have you ever felt Disassociated?

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare
#austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults
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Disassociation is a mental process of disconnecting from ones thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity.

Have you ever been in a tense situation and started to daydream? That is a form of disassociation. Or maybe youve had a hard conversation with someone you love and it became too overwhelming so you start to spiral/get lost in your thoughts while the other person keeps talking. This could also be a form of disassociation. 

Children in foster care can experience this in a more complex way. They need a little more help from caregivers and therapists to help them form healthy communication skills and learn how to work through hard feelings in tense moments. 

To learn more about Disassociation you can look into the book What Happened To You by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey. 

Have you ever felt Disassociated? 

#fostercare #roundrocktx #roundrockmoms #wecare 
#austinwomen #austintexas #austinwoman #youngadults

Have you seen this "Little Miss'' trend going around? We think it's fun and potentially a good way to share more about who we are and what we do. We're thinking of breaking down common foster care language and terms. We know it can be hard to understand and process topics like trauma and mental health. We want to make room for healthy discussions.

What do you think? What are some topics, terms or language you would like us to go a "Little" deeper on?
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Have you seen this Little Miss trend going around? We think its fun and potentially a good way to share more about who we are and what we do. Were thinking of breaking down common foster care language and terms. We know it can be hard to understand and process topics like trauma and mental health. We want to make room for healthy discussions.

What do you think? What are some topics, terms or language you would like us to go a Little deeper on?Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Love these cute little images! Great conversation starters ❤️

We put out the call and Central City Austin Church answered! They have committed to sponsor our shelter for a full year. This is huge for us.

As a nonprofit we have a very small staff. While we all do more than just our job titles it’s hard to balance it all.

Taking the weekly shopping time & budget off our shoulders is an enormous blessing!

Central City Austin has a couple sayings “We can’t do life alone!” & “We’re better together!”

All of us here at CTTG couldn’t agree more! We can’t do this work alone and we are better together!

If you’d like to know more about sponsoring our shelter with items still on our list, leave a comment 👇🏼 below 👇🏼 and one of our team members will follow up with you!

Thank You CCA family for coming along side our staff and our kids!

#roundrocktexas #roundrocktx #austinwomen #austinwoman #austintexas #atx #austintexas
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We put out the call and Central City Austin Church answered! They have committed to sponsor our shelter for a full year. This is huge for us.

As a nonprofit we have a very small staff. While we all do more than just our job titles it’s hard to balance it all.

Taking the weekly shopping time & budget off our shoulders is an enormous blessing!

Central City Austin has a couple sayings “We can’t do life alone!” & “We’re better together!”

All of us here at CTTG couldn’t agree more! We can’t do this work alone and we are better together!

If you’d like to know more about sponsoring our shelter with items still on our list, leave a comment 👇🏼 below 👇🏼 and one of our team members will follow up with you!

Thank You CCA family for coming along side our staff and our kids!

#roundrocktexas #roundrocktx  #austinwomen #austinwoman #austintexas #atx #austintexas

Are you struggling to smile today?

Today may not have been your best moment. That does not make you bad, a failure or behind.

Thomas Edison said -
"I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won't work!"

We could all use some encouraging words from time to time.

Share your favorite in the comments below…

You never know, they just might be exactly what someone needs to hear today 🙌🏼
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Are you struggling to smile today?

Today may not have been your best moment. That does not make you bad, a failure or behind. 

Thomas Edison said - 
I have not failed,  I just found 10,000 ways that wont work!

We could all use some encouraging words from time to time.

Share your favorite in the comments below…

You never know, they just might be exactly what someone needs to hear today 🙌🏼

Comment on Facebook

“If you want good friends…be a good friend first.” Top 5 Best advice I’ve ever gotten. ❤️

Did you hear we are looking for yearly sponsors for a short list of items we go through regularly?

We are looking for a few company's that would like to come along side of us and sponsor our shelter with one or several of the following items for a full year:

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Tampons/Pads
2in1 Body Wash in Feminine & Masculine scents
Tide Pods
2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner
Hand Wash
Dish Soap
Tooth Paste
Tooth brushes

If your company would be interested in sponsoring us for one or more of these items for a full year leave us comment below or send us a private message. A member of our team will reach out to you soon!

If you know of a company or group that is looking for a local nonprofit to support please tag them below! Sharing our posts with local businesses and groups is so helpful and meaningful to us!
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Did you hear we are looking for yearly sponsors for a short list of items we go through regularly? 

We are looking for a few companys that would like to come along side of us and sponsor our shelter with one or several of the following items for a full year: 

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper 
Tampons/Pads
2in1 Body Wash in Feminine & Masculine scents
Tide Pods 
2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner
Hand Wash
Dish Soap
Tooth Paste
Tooth brushes

If your company would be interested in sponsoring us for one or more of these items for a full year leave us comment below or send us a private message. A member of our team will reach out to you soon! 

If you know of a company or group that is looking for a local nonprofit to support please tag them below! Sharing our posts with local businesses and groups is so helpful and meaningful to us!
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