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    Second Time Foster Child-Solutions

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a book about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child. This week's show explores solutions to the custody relinquishment problem that have been used successfully in other states.

  • 00:16

    Second Time Foster Child

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is the story of a boy who was forced into foster care, to access treatment for disorders that resulted from the pre-adoptive trauma, which brought him into foster care as an infant. It’s a story of a child who was separated from the only family he remembers in exchange for treatment of severe emotional disorders. His parents, charged with neglect in exchange for his treatment, subsequently battled the state to unravel the injustices inflicted upon them by child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Second Time Foster Child links parents locked into a custody relinquishment nightmare with other historically oppressed peoples. Child welfare attorneys, judges, and child welfare professionals will gain understanding of the parents’ perspective of a no-fault dependency case.
     Daniel received a forever family when his foster family made a lifetime commitment to him through adoption. Daniel’s permanency was disrupted when the state denied every funding source for his severe emotional disorders, forcing him once again, back into foster care.
     His family grieved as they made the Devil’s Deal with the state, trading custody rights for treatment in order to give Daniel his only chance at emotional stability. Facing legal prosecution, while enduring personal persecution and oppression, his mother unscrambles federal laws, re-approaches the state, and fights back to regain the custody they never should have lost.
    This week I'll be talking about the how I addressed both sets of critics-the "howdareyas" and the "whywudjawannas"

  • 00:16

    Second Time Foster Child

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is the story of a boy who was forced into foster care, to access treatment for disorders that resulted from the pre-adoptive trauma, which brought him into foster care as an infant. It’s a story of a child who was separated from the only family he remembers in exchange for treatment of severe emotional disorders. His parents, charged with neglect in exchange for his treatment, subsequently battled the state to unravel the injustices inflicted upon them by child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Second Time Foster Child links parents locked into a custody relinquishment nightmare with other historically oppressed peoples. Child welfare attorneys, judges, and child welfare professionals will gain understanding of the parents’ perspective of a no-fault dependency case.
     Daniel received a forever family when his foster family made a lifetime commitment to him through adoption. Daniel’s permanency was disrupted when the state denied every funding source for his severe emotional disorders, forcing him once again, back into foster care.
     His family grieved as they made the Devil’s Deal with the state, trading custody rights for treatment in order to give Daniel his only chance at emotional stability. Facing legal prosecution, while enduring personal persecution and oppression, his mother unscrambles federal laws, re-approaches the state, and fights back to regain the custody they never should have lost.

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    Second Time Foster Child-Changing Systemic Response

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a book about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child. How do we change a system that is intent on doing the usual thing rather than the right thing?

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    Second Time Foster Child-Journey to Advocacy

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a book about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child. This week I talk about how I became a leading child mental health advocate and my own personal journey to advocacy.

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    Second Time Foster Child-Lack of Synergy

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma that he sustained prior to the adoption. This week I highlight how, when, and why the child mental health system is so horribly broken.

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    Second Time Foster Child-Emotional Damage to the Family

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a book about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child. It is the story of custody relinquishment for mental healthcare. This week I will be speaking about the anguish and heartache that we experienced through our ordeal as well as the lasting scars.  

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    Second Time Foster Child-Thrice Traumatized

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a book about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a "second time foster child" as a result of the trauma he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child. It is the story of custody relinquishment for mental healthcare. This week I'll be speaking on how we were traumatized three times. Once by our son's illnesses, once by inability to access funding, and once by the effects of being forced to endure a very broken system.

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    Second Time Foster Child-The CASA Debacle

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a story about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a second time foster child as a result of the trauma that he sustained prior to his adoption. It's a story about custody relinquishment for mental healthcare. Why would a judge assign a CASA volunteer to a no fault dependency case? What could be so bad about that? Listen in and see how things went very, very wrong, damaging child and parents.

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    Second Time Foster Child-Juvenile Court Reponse

    in Health

    Second Time Foster Child is a story about a boy who achieved permanency through adoption and who became a second time foster child as a result of the trauma that he sustained prior to his adoption. It's a story about custody relinquishment for mental healthcare. Did the family get a fair shake in Juvenile Court? Listen in to see how the Juvenile Court responded to a clinical case in child abuse court.

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    Second Time Foster Child-Dx Daniel

    in Health

    Secon Time Foster Chld is a book about a boy who became a Second Time Foster Child as a result of the trauma that he sustained prior to becoming a first time foster child.
    This week I discuss how we determined our son developed PTSD as an infant and how it manifested in later childhood.