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Comfort Cases for Children in Foster Care: It Takes a Village! Join Us!
We often take our lives for granted. There are children across the United States that drifts from pillar to post daily. Ideally when we imagine childhood, we envision smiling faces and endless giggles. However, this is not always the actuality for countless youth. Children are experiencing the unthinkable. We must open our minds and hearts to this crude reality. Tonight Kathy Jackson the "Pajama Drive" Mom and Rob Scheer, Founder/CEO of Comfort Cases will share how they combat the dilemma.
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Questions for the guest can be answered live or text them to me Sheba Holly at 202 288 0676.
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To help launch a blog tour during the month of December dedicated to "Adoption & Foster Care Awareness and Support" we are hosting a panel discussion.
Currently the roster of guests include Sue Badeau,Patti J. Smith,Karen Gass,Marsha Hubler,Linda Wood Rondeau, and Anne Baxter Campbell.
We anticipate the roster of authors and professionals to grow as we get closer to the date of the show.Check my Twitter & Facebook for updates!
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. In this country, on any given day, there are over 400,000 children living in a home other than their own. Their caregiver is someone other than their parents.
Today we take a look at a system that has faced the praises and condemnation by many people.
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Join us as we welcome Capri Cruz. She is a two-time published author, empowerment speaker, and life coach with an incredible personal story of strength, courage and resilience. She is a professional certified counselor, holds a masters degree in counseling, and is a proud retired Navy Veteran.
She has been featured on television, radio and in print publications and has a lengthy list of accomplishments. Seeing her in all her glory, you would never imagine that she grew up on the streets of New York as an abandoned child in the Foster Care system. But she didn’t allow her past to determine her destiny. With her most recent book, which is entitled, “From Foster Care to Fabulous”, Capri joins the Priceless Perspective Show to share insight on how to not allow your past to determine your destiny.
Leigh Esau was born in Lincoln, NE and spent the first six years of her life as a foster child. She was adopted and raised in Colorado, but Nebraska and the issues in foster care remained close to her heart. Leigh married and returned to Nebraska with her husband, Patrick, to raise their two sons. From 2000-2002 Leigh worked with teens in a group home which inspired the Esaus to pursue their foster parenting license. Through the next several years Leigh and Patrick fostered over 20 youth who benefitted from their stable and loving home. The Esaus were blessed to complete their family by adopting four of their foster children.
Through her foster parenting experiences, Leigh realized the need for foster children to receive good quality clothing of their own and the need foster parents have for support. Out of this realization, the Foster CARE Closet was born. Since its opening in 2006, The Foster CARE Closet has served over 10,000 children and families in Nebraska by providing them with needed clothes and supplies. The Foster CARE Closet has been recognized in the State of Nebraska as a 2012 Charity Integrity Award winner from the Better Business Bureau and nationally as an Angel in Adoption award winner. When Leigh isn't busy advocating for the needs of foster children, you can find her spending time with her kids, cheering on Husker athletics, or riding her ElliptiGO bike.
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Join CJ Harlan and Role Model Jessica Page on HARLAN TALK for Part 2 of In & Out Of Foster Care. Jessica shares how important her relationship is with her adoptive mother and gives some advice about: what it really takes to be a great parent; and what children need from their foster care parent or guardian. Her story is one that will leave you thinking about how you can make a difference in any child's life.Thank you for listening. Be sure to come back for more next week as we wrap up In & Out of Foster Care. Note: If you feel a child is being abused, please reach out to the proper authorities or ask Child Protective Services in your area to step in and help them. One call can save a life.
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HARLAN TALK's Masters, Models & Mentors welcomes this weeks special guest, Jessica Page. Jessica joins CJ Harlan to discuss her powerful story of growing up and living...In And Out Of Foster Care. Her stories reveal the REAL expereinces that many children face when growing up without their biological parents. She offers up important messages for: adults considering fostering children; for those who currently are fostering; and for children who may have faced, or are facing, similar hardships. Jessica also shares how she was chosen by her adoptive mother, not always an easy road but one worth traveling for both of them. This 3 part Harlan Talk show Gets Real with you about what childen like Jessica face every day so that she may help more people create more compassion and opportunities for children who need our help, love, acceptance and understanding. Join us for Part 1 and Get to know Jessica, another amazing Role Model. NOTE: If you know of a child that is being abused and needs help, please step up and make a difference that can possible save a life. Report Child Abuse to your local child protective services (CPS). Links will be made available on our site at HarlanTalk.com
Join Host, Nina Fitzhugh Wells as she and Shakeema Love share with you the plight of youth who age out of foster care. In celebration of the month of May as Foster Care Awareness Month, Nina and Shakeema advocate for youth as they transition from state support to self-sufficiency. Listen in as they share about the "i Excel HIGHER" Book Project and the Community Collaborations initiative sponsored by Excel HIGHER, Inc. Hear all about the "EHI Church Challenge" and how you can help support programs and services for former foster care recipients.
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Join us as we interview two more authors of the "i Excel HIGHER" book. Korrine Hallen and Davon Mitchelll are two foster care advocates who are making a difference by raising awareness to the plight of foster youth and alumni everywhere. Tune in and be enlightened.
In Celebration of National Foster Care Month and National Mental Health month Ms. E Interviews
"The Real" AMARU
former Foster Youth, Comedian, Author, Music Producer/ Publisher, and Screenwriter/Producer of the Movie:
"Annie Was A Liar: The Truth About Foster Care"
"If you needed a license to be a comic, this guy has one!
His father was a notorious, devilish, and volatile pimp
and his mother was a Jehovah's Witness-- a schizophrenic Jehovah's Witness...
...which means, if she knocked on your door, she'd answer it too!
If that doesn't earn him the right to do stand up, then nothing will! "
Tonight's episode is about adoption and foster care. What is it like be a foster parent and what is it like as a child to grow up in a foster home? Millions of children experience foster care every year and from reports, there are a lot of unpleasant experiences.
On the flipside, there are lots of families who adopt with great results and some people would never even be able to tell that the child was adopted. These are amongst the fortunate adoptees as dozens of horriffic cases are reported daily.
Tonight we want to speak on these cases and try to grasp the concept of what it's like to be an adoptee and what it's like to be a foster parent. So we welcome you to join us in another discussion here at It's Real Talk Radio. You can call the live show by dialing (347) 838-9540 and air time is 9PM EST.
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