Help Us Help Children Grow

About a month ago, my kids watched the documentary The Need to Grow. After watching the documentary Arabelle began dreaming about making a school garden. I had reached out to our school principal and asked her if Elmore had a garden. Three days ago Mrs. Norman showed us the remnants of what was once anContinue reading “Help Us Help Children Grow”

Teaching Youth About Racism and Racial Inequality Issues.

Over the last month I have had a few people reach out to me asking me about resources for teaching kids about Racism. I have decided to share that information here for others who may be interested. I am going to break this post into 4 sections.  First, the list of resources I have accumulatedContinue reading “Teaching Youth About Racism and Racial Inequality Issues.”

Let’s Change the World. Submissions Welcome

Foster Parents, former fosters, social workers, parents, survivors of child abuse and others related to the foster care system. Do you have a story to tell? Do you have ideas as to what changes in the system can make things better? I have designed my website with the hope of being able to share yourContinue reading “Let’s Change the World. Submissions Welcome”

Impacts of Foster Youth Transitional Living Programs

Introduction             According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2008), the primary mission of social workers is to enhance the lives of individuals who are vulnerable, oppressed, or living in poverty.  One of the most vulnerable, poverty stricken, and overlooked populations in the United States today is comprised of former foster children thatContinue reading “Impacts of Foster Youth Transitional Living Programs”