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Author and Children's Advocate Jenny Dew Sits Down With Us

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Jenny Youngberg Dew is happily married to Larry for forty-four years. They are the parents of five children and have eight grandchildren. She is a Parent Leader in the Parent Advocacy Council of Utah for parents raising Reactive Attachment Disordered children. After meeting a legislative advocate during one of her council meetings she helped to create a house bill for Utah in the legislative session of 2016, to help the parents in her group, and it passed unanimously to become Utah Code. 


Jenny has served children in many ways throughout her life in the public school systems and in her church groups. She advocates for other parents who are experiencing their children's reactive behaviors to help find services for them. She has been involved with retreats to help the mothers in her group and has joined online support groups to learn about the supports needed. She also runs the online support group for the Parent Advocacy Council for RAD. She has studied Reactive Attachment Disorder for the last sixteen years after finding out two of her adopted children were affected by the trauma related brain injuries. Jenny and Larry serve at their local men's prison in Utah twice each month and have met many they believe have trauma related disorders.


Jenny is the President of Hope Shining Brightly, LLC and Dew Crew Books. She is the author of two children's books: The Grump on the Stump, and Kyree Sue our Bug A Boo. She has twelve other children's books ready to be published. Jenny is also the author of Hope Shining Brightly; My Experience with Legal Risk Adoption and Holding The Hope; My Daughter's Journey Through Reactive Attachment