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The Legacy of Childhood Trauma, Part One

This article is part one of a two-part blog series on “The Legacy of Childhood Trauma.” CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are ad-litem guardians for Foster Care Youth. In addition to being a mentor and someone to walk through life with side by side, we are also advocates. Educational advocates, nutrition and food advocates, apply-for-and-get-job

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What\’s it like to be a CASA: You Don\’t Give Up and You Keep Trying (Part 2 of 2)

In this two-post series I describe my experience working with foster youth as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Read my first post for an introduction to CASA. I have a high-paced job, what if I can’t fulfill the requirements of being a CASA? I have never found this to be a challenge. My supervisors are very understanding. I would

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What\’s it like to be a CASA: You Don\’t Give Up and You Keep Trying (Part 1 of 2)

In this two-post series I describe my experience working with foster youth as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).  Background: Nationwide and San Francisco CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) serves as a voice for abused or neglected children all across the United States by providing affected youth with a much-needed volunteer advocate. Instead of learning and

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A Letter to my Son…Who\’s Not Working (Part 5 of 5)

Letter 5 of 5 This is a five-part series of letters from a loving parent to a son. The letters demonstrate how parents can love and support their children during transitional periods. As young adults build their own identity and search for employment, a parent\’s kind words can assist them in their journey. Read the first letter

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A Letter To My Son…Who’s Not Working (Part 4 of 5)

Letter 4 of 5 This is a five-part series of letters from a loving parent to a son. The letters demonstrate how parents can love and support their children during transitional periods. As young adults build their own identity and search for employment, a parent\’s kind words can assist them in their journey. Read the first letter

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