Spark a Life.... !
It takes one connection to change the pathway of a child. Be the light to a child with a darkened life.
parents, group home saff, foster care recruiters, and foster care support staff.
Bluewater children often display evidence of a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or remarkably concerning behaviours. They often have problems functioning and struggle to face the significant family issues that have resulted in their placement outside the home, (often in multiple foster homes and residential treatment prior to the referral to Bluewater). They are frequently young people with impaired attachments to others, affect regulation and modulation challenges, and beleaguered, easily exhausted, social competencies.
Through trained Intensive Support Families, Bluewater provides family-based, individualized, responsive, safe, and trauma-sensitive (FIRST) care for troubled children. At Bluewater, there is an uncommon commitment from staff and Intensive Support Parents to caring for troubled children and youth in family homes: while family may have torn them apart, we believe only family can put them back together.
Collectively, our Bluewater team has over 175 years of combined experience. Members of Bluewater staff have been foster parents, group