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May is National Foster Care Month. Join the Indiana Dept. of Child Services as we talk with two foster parents about the joys and responsibilities of providing a temporary safe haven for abused or neglected children. We’ll also chat with a foster care specialist and explore not only what it takes to be a foster parent, but also how the nurturing they provide is so important to these traumatized children.
*****This week’s Preventive Topic **** Sharing Is Caring
This month we thought about all of the wonderful people who give from their hearts and never expect anything in return. Do you know individuals like that? This month we have invited a few of them on to Speak Up & Speak Out on the importance of giving. This evening, I want to talk to all of our Foster Parents, Kinship Parents and Agencies that sponsor kids to live in safe housing. Are you a Foster Parent? What lead you to becoming one? What are some of the procedures and how can others participate?
Join Howard Glasser and Catherine Stafford as they have a conversation with Julie Gelo and Sarah How.
Julie is the legal mother to 16 children ranging in age from 8 to 47. She and her husband, Lynn, live in Washington state with the youngets six children. They were licensed foster parents for 22 years. Eleven of the children have been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or related conditions. She is a certified Advanced Trainer of the Nurtured Heart Approach, Executive Director of the Washington State Affiliate to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and co-founder of the FASt Friend FASD Community Support Network. She is also a Continuing Education Coordinator with the alliance for Child Welfare Excellence. She also works closedly with Special Olympics in her area. She presents workshops and trainings throughout the US, Canada and Europe.
Sarah How is a practicing Certified School Psychologist and Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach. She is currently serving as president of the North Dakota Association of School Pyschologists. Her passion and experiences have led to being invited to train businesses and educators. She can be found coaching families, individuals to be more intentional in relationships every day. She has a Tedx talk and is the author of two children's books that inspire greatness. She is the mother of four children, two of whom had previously been in therapeutic foster care. She knows first hand what it means to be the approach, "like your life depends on it."
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In this episode: This week we talk about love, rejection and the upcoming holiday, thanksgiving. We'll discuss the idea of releasing expectations and we'll hear from Naz, a caller, follower and new friend from India!
About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.
Do you have a question to ask me, want advice, want to say hello, send your support, or a comment about a previous podcast or blog post and would like it to be on the air? I'd love to hear from you! Contact me here (emails and voicemails welcome!) http://losingyourparents.org/contact.
The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.
November is National Adoption Month. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, this is a great time to express our gratitude for all of the wonderful families that have been created through the miracle of adoption.
Mark and Kim Dessez are current;y working through the process of expanding their family through international adoption. They are the parents of two girls, AnnaGrace, a surviving biological twin and MaryAlice who was adopted from China. Yesterday, they recieved travel clearance to go to China and gain custody of, not one but two little boys.
Mark and Kim will share threir story about the joys and trials of international adoption as we give thanks for all families, regardless of their stories.
Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.
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An eighteen year old girl is suing her parents in a New Jersey court. The girl said the parents kicked her out of their home and refuses to provide any financial support although they are clearly able. The parents say she left on her own will because she didn’t want to follow their rules.
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