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Terry starts the podcast asking everyone to step back from extended foster care for a moment and to look back at the reason youth came into care to begin with. She expands on children enter into foster care because they don't have a family or "home," and then relates it to the concept of extended foster care by suggesting that an unlimited number of resources is no good, unless a person isconnected to a family structure or "home."
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In this segment, former foster youth David Hall notes that we should not be looking at why we need to extend foster care, but what we need to do when we extend foster care. In addition to not often being able go get a driver's license to transport oneself to work, it is very hard to get two forms of ID put together when applying for jobs. Here are some other ideas that David suggests during his segment:
- Whenever the young adults reach 18, they need parents who are willing to keep them until 21 when policy does not prohibit continued support given by foster parents.
- There needs to be specialized workers for young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. Some of his other suggestions include:
- We need to look at a Housing First Model
- We need to look at placing youth in extended foster care in roles where they can mentor younger foster youth and start assisting in the life skills development of younger foster youth.
David Hall is the Co-Founder of a statewide student organization at Oklahoma City University, called R is for Thursday, which supports and promotes foster youth who are in college or currently going into college. You can find out more about the organization by going to http://education.okstate.edu/risforthursday
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May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the nearly 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.
About Sue Badeau:
Love children (mom to 22, grand mom to 35, great grandmom to 7!) chocolate, camping, road-trips, writing, reading mysteries and more, standing up and speaking up for those without a voice. I have worked in children's services, policy and advocacy for 35 years. Married to my best friend, I divide my time between my home and kids in Philadelphia and traveling to speak and teach on the topics I am passionate about - healing and hope for children who have experienced trauma, foster care, adoption, permanent families for all kids, and more. My faith is my rock. After the 3rd of our 3 terminally ill children passed away in 2012 we decided the time had come to write our story and so we are proud and excited to share "Are We There Yet? The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting & Raising 22 Kids" with you all!
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
* Foster care: A government program that balances protecting children vs. removing children from their parents. We interview Connie Reguli a family attorney and a former prosecutor from Tennessee.
Thousands of children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption while the foster care system remains saturated with cases. The national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will put the spotlight on adoption and foster care with respected licensed social worker Nicole Harris on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. This exclusive conversation will highlight essential information for all individuals considering adoption or foster care. Real talk for real people!
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A Cherokee Native American Mother Of Two Autistic Boys Arrives Home From The Hospital In 2012 To Find Cps At Her Door 3 Hours Later To Remove Her Sons
While In Foster Care - They Have Been Physically Beaten - With Noticeable Bruises And Forced To Sleep On A Cold Concrete Floor
Not To Mention The Cocktail Of Heavy Medications That Her Sons Are Forced To Take And The Mother - Dawn Is Not Allowed To Know What They Are
Her Boys Are Fluent In English, Cherokee And Lakota Languages But The Social Worker, Tiffany Twyman Told Them They Are Forbidden To Speak In Their Native Tongue For Their Words Are Nasty, Vulgar And Vile
Hear What Will Happen To You And Your Family Next If You Do Not Stand Up And Fight Back Against These Crimes Against Humanity
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WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW . . . RESISTANCE BECOMES DUTY
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.
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