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  • 01:01

    Garbage Bag Suitcase: A MEMOIR (foster care awareness) with Shenandoah Chefalo

    in Family

    Garbage Bag Suitcase: A MEMOIR (foster care awareness) with Shenandoah Chefalo


    Shenandoah's dreams for a stable childhood were shattered: the money she earned working at the local grocery store was taken by her foster parents to "cover her expenses." When she was in the hospital for three weeks due to serious injuries from a car accident, no one came to visit her. She realized she was more alone than before.


    Despite her heartbreaking circumstances, Shenandoah overcame adversities and became part of the 3% of all foster care children who get into college, and the 1% who graduate. Despite becoming a successful businesswoman and having a daughter of her own, she still suffers the long-term effects of her neglected childhood. In "Garbage Bag Suitcase," she shares her story in hope of spurring immediate change that needs to take place within the system, and what we all can do to help these children.


    Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts with a major in interdisciplinary studies in social science, a Core Essentials Graduate from Coach U, a Certified Law of Attraction Advanced Practitioner and a member of the Foster Leaders Movement. She is a sought after speaker on topics surrounding youth in foster care.


    For more information visit: www.garbagebagsuitcase.com

  • 02:00

    Foster Care Month Kickoff Event

    in Lifestyle

    As we enter into May, which is the month that foster care stakeholders ramp up their efforts to promote public awareness about foster care, we would like to pause to bring foster care stakeholders together.  During this online radio event, we will be discussing what each other is doing to restore the lives of adolescents in foster care,and the lives of former foster youth. We will also discuss what more can be done.  Please take a few moments out of your Sunday to unwind with other foster care stakeholders and to get geared up for another busy May. 


    Please call 646-652-2296 to join us live!

  • 01:01

    Finding your Vocation Keli Lenfield & Understanding Foster Care Dr. John DeGarmo

    in Entrepreneur

    Keli Lenfield is a Collaborator and the Founder of www.kelilenfield.com. Through coaching, courses and collaborative events, she provides the 7 key skills that come from over 20 years experience in the most competitive industry on the planet! 

    As a published author, course developer, internationally accredited achievement coach and workshop facilitator. She focuses on raising awareness, improving intercultural understanding and helping others find their talents and achieve their successful careers.


    Today Keli share details on her new book: Everyone Is A Supermodel: Secrets For Any Career Based On My Modelling Experiences


    Dr. John DeGarmo is the author of several books, including the highly inspirational book Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journey, and the foster care children's book A Different Home: A New Foster Child’s Story. He is the host of the weekly radio show Foster Talk with Dr. John. Dr. DeGarmo is a dynamic speaker and informative trainer on the foster care system, and travels extensively, meeting with foster parents, child welfare workers, churches, schools, and organizations. 

    Dr. DeGarmo and his wife are also currently foster parents to five siblings, bringing their household to eleven children. He has a passion for foster children, and is driven to bring education and insight into general society about all things foster care. http://drjohndegarmofostercare.weebly.com

  • 01:05

    Jessica K. Rogers Exec Dir of C2i for youth in foster care ages 15-24

    in Health

    Business of Health.Well.Fit. - Apostle SB Barber talks with Jessica K. Rogers Executive Director of C2i. Louis J. King, CEO of Summit Academy gave Jessica the opportunity of a lifetime! She has positively impacted youth and families in Minneapolis through various community programs she has led over the last 15 years. Jessica is truly passionate about the mission and work of Connections to Independence because she is a product of foster care herself. Jessica is committed to creating a unique culture and environment for C2i youth and staff to feel like this is more than a place to come to work and participate in programming. It’s a safe place where all staff and youth are valued and considered part of a family.
    The Mission of Connections to Independence is to provide unique programming and advocacy for foster care youth, ages 15 - 21, to promote a successful and healthy transition to living independently as they reach adulthood. 


    GMSbuzz & Guest Contact:
    *Sat, 4.23.16 @2PM. Hats & Pearls Springtime Tea Party 'Take a sip for Civili-Tea w/ Mz. Lola Thomas & Cycle Changers Tickets $20. Georgetown On The River, 5750 East River Rd, Fridley, MN 55432. Call 763-355-7177
    *Donate In memory & support of Kirk E. Washington, Jr & Family Legacy
    *Sat, 5.7.16, 3PM-7PM. 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser for Connections To Independence Youth C2i Food, Fashion, Fun all for a great cause!
    *Twitter@C2iyouth


    Send us your questions/comments before, during, after the broadcast. Join us on Twitter@GMNetwork, Facebook@GMNLiveTv, YouTube@GMNLiveTv or Instagram@GMNLiveTv -- SB Barber Morning Show with Apostle Shena SB Barber is produced by ShenaBarber.com and presented by GRACE Media Network.

  • 01:01

    Foster Care and the "Parent House" Project

    in Relationships

    Join us as we talk with Nisa Wheeler, CEO and Founder of En'viZHen, LLC. Nisa will share her experiences working in foster care system and the "Parent House" project she is sponsoring to support these special blended families in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Listen in and learn more about the foster care system and what you can do to partner with Nisa in supporting these families too.

  • 01:27

    LIFE BEFORE & AFTER FOSTER CARE

    in Self Help

    In the U.S. and estimated 400,000 children are living without permanent families in the foster care system. 100,000 of these children are eligible for adoption, but nearly 32% of these children will wait over three years in foster care before being adopted. 


    Statistics indicate that children from foster care make up 30% of the homeless population and are 30% more likely to be incarcerated before the age of 19.  In addition, young ladies are 2X more likely to become pregnant.  


    Join Butterfly Evolution in welcoming Tameka Anderson, Founder of Create It Kids Clubs and Parenting Confident Kids.  


    Tameka grew up in Foster Care and has had her share of up and downs; however, she is a survivor and has allowed her story to become one of Glory.  She is now a mother of three, yet she found time to pursue her dream and mission of being a Foster Parent. After more than a year of pursing this dream, Tameka recently and finaly received the wonderful news, she is officially a Foster Parent.   


    Join us as we discuss life in and out of the Foster Care System.  Listen live Monday November 2nd at 8 pm CST.  


    Listen/comment at 818-691-7406 or on line at www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflyevolution 


     




  • 02:00

    Black Love &Relationships: Adoption, Foster Care and the Black Family

    in Culture

     


    Generation after generation,our Black families have suffered through slavery, poverty, and drug addictions.


    With that being said, there have been instances where Black children have been placed in the system under the umbrella of foster care and then sometimes adoption. What is the system like that has been taken from their family? Does it matter that their are cultural differences between what white people think and what Black people think is different such as the way you discipline your child? What is a CASA or Guardian Ad litem?


    We will discuss this matter and discuss how we can be more involved in caring for our own.

  • 00:17

    Dr. Fred Says .... Zija's Skin Care System - Hydration

    in Health

    "Dr. Fred Says ... Zija's Skin Care System - Week One - Hydration


    Join Dr. Fred Valdes on Wednesday at 12 NOON CT - LIVE on BTR -  Today Dr. Valdes is going to explain the Zija Skin Care System and speak on the basics plus, the importance of keeping the skin hydrated.


     


    Each Wednesday, Dr. Valdes - along with his associate Dlynn Saumer - brings us up-to-date information on the state of health in the world today. 


    Presently Dr. Valdes teaches part-time at a medical school close to Miami. His background is emergency medicine and he has spent many years studying complementary medicine. Within his team are doctors, chiropractors. therapists, alternative health care practitioners and professional athletes.

  • 00:19

    "Dr. Fred Says ... Zija's Skin Care System - Week Four - Moringa Oil

    in Health

    "Dr. Fred Says ... Zija's Skin Care System - Week Four - Moringa Oil


    Join Dr. Fred Valdes today at 12 NOON CT - LIVE on BTR -  Today Dr. Valdes is going to continue the series on the Zija Skin Care System. He'll speak on the basics plus, the benefits and many uses of Zija's signature Moringa Oil.


    Each Wednesday, Dr. Valdes - along with his associate Dlynn Saumer - brings us up-to-date information on the state of health in the world today. 


    Presently Dr. Valdes teaches part-time at a medical school close to Miami. His background is emergency medicine and he has spent many years studying complementary medicine. Within his team are doctors, chiropractors. therapists, alternative health care practitioners and professional athletes.

  • 00:16

    "Dr. Fred Says ... Zija's Skin Care System - Week Three - Anti-Aging Night Cream

    in Health

    "Dr. Fred Says ... Zija's Skin Care System - Week Three - Anti-Aging Night Cream


    Join Dr. Fred Valdes today at 12 NOON CT - LIVE on BTR -  Today Dr. Valdes is going to explain the Zija Skin Care System and speak on the basics plus, the benefits and importance of using the anti-aging night cream.


     


    Each Wednesday, Dr. Valdes - along with his associate Dlynn Saumer - brings us up-to-date information on the state of health in the world today. 


    Presently Dr. Valdes teaches part-time at a medical school close to Miami. His background is emergency medicine and he has spent many years studying complementary medicine. Within his team are doctors, chiropractors. therapists, alternative health care practitioners and professional athletes.

  • 00:30

    Parent Factors with Dr. John

    in Family

    Dr. Richard Korb is the special guest with Dr. John