Drumm Farm Drumm Beats
 2013 Issue 5  
In this issue:
The People's Voice
Upcoming Events
A Map of Our Future
Our Kids are Unique
Our Kids are Unique
Our Commitment to Kids
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Upcoming Events:
55 percent tax credit  
2013 Tax Credits for Sale  
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Living at Drumm Farm:
Are you a foster family interested in making Drumm a bigger part of your lives? As Drumm looks to the future, our plan includes adding additional foster families on campus. Interested families can find the application at the link below. For more information contact our Program Manager, Heather Saak, by email.

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After years of planning, it's happening. Major campus improvements are taking place here at Drumm Farm Center for Children. Why all the changes, you might be asking?
  1. To make our campus safer for our kids. 
  2. To make room for more families and more kids than have ever lived here before.
  3. To better meet our mission of serving children in our community with easier access to services we provide.

Though it may be a messy fall with construction at its peak in the coming weeks, we are excited for the improvements and changes that lay before us. And we're looking forward to sharing this journey with you.




Brad Smith
Executive Director 
Drumm Farm Center for Children
Are We There Yet?!
Looking to the future of Drumm Farm Center for Children.    
If you've driven by our campus lately, you've seen how busy we are. Tractors, dump trucks, rollers, semis... you name it, work trucks are rolling through each day. As we implement the first phase of our Long Range Plan (the improvement of campus infrastructure) take a look at how things will be once the dust has settled (literally). 


Caring for "Our Kids"
Children living in foster care have unique needs as they recover from trauma, abuse, and neglect.    
"Our kids" are unique.
"Our kids" may appear angry or crazy on the outside, but this is merely to mask deep sadness and fear. 
"Our kids" rarely get the chance to thrive in their family of origin- they are forced to live in "fight, flight, or freeze" mode- and this pattern can last long after danger is removed.
"Our kids" don't know how to let others be in charge. They've had to take care of themselves and they struggle to trust that anyone else could ever know how to care for them.
"Our kids" need to be given significant patience and grace as they face the obstacles that have been placed in their paths. 
"Our kids" need the support of their community. 
"Our kids" are brave. "Our kids" overcome.  
Thank you for joining Drumm Farm Center for Children as we work to help "our kids," who have come to us through no fault of their own, to heal. 
Understanding "Our Kids"
TBRIŽ "tidbits" taken from The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis, Ph.D.

The Importance of Attachment- null

Child psychologists talk about "attachment." This refers to the interpersonal bond between a child and his or her parent or caretaker. A child who felt consistently safe and nurtured by a reliable caretaker early in life will become securely attached. He knows that Mommy or Daddy will be there for him, and he is confident of a safe base to return to as he explores the world. A securely attached child learns to be comfortable in close relationships.... Healthy parental love, care and attention from a child's earliest moments are vital for the child to develop in essential ways. A child who missed out on nurturing from the start has an entirely different developmental trajectory than a youngster who never faced prenatal toxins or early starvation, isolation, neglect, abuse, or trauma.

Here at Drumm Farm Center for Children, we are committed to helping foster children reach their case goals in a healthy, effective, and streamlined way. We work to cut down the time that kids are in care by offering high-quality, consistent counseling and parent-aid services, highly trained and experienced licensed foster parents, and a network of community supports dedicated to helping achieve individual success for each child.

Contact Us to see how you can be a part of the great things happening here at 

Drumm Farm Center for Children!

Drumm Farm Center for Children is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.