About 75% of Mesa County's children in foster care have been exposed to methamphetamine, and because of that they're left scared and confused.
But a new tool kit has been designed to help these kids deal with their emotions and develop life skills. The kits were created by a collaboration of human services groups and the Mesa County Meth Task Force and have been put together by Ariel Clinical Services for Children.
They include straight forward books like "I Wish My Daddy Didn't Drink So Much," and "The House That Crack Built." While there are no books on the market directly related to meth, officials say they hope the kids will relate to the addiction aspect of the books.
Ariel Services will pilot the kits in the homes of 20 foster families next month. From there they will hopefully make more and distribute them to all foster families in the county. Each kit costs about $40, but experts say it's well worth it.
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