The answer should be yes. Not "how can I get my loved one help?"

Get there for the good of the party

It shouldn’t be for the “good of the party” it should be “for the good of the people”

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A foster care themed video review – Removed

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a training event for Trauma Sensitive Schools.  During that training, reference was made to a video on Youtube called “Removed”.   This clip has a theme regarding foster care, as well as child abuse/neglect. This video is not for the fainthearted.  It is powerful and speaks to child abuse/neglect as well as foster care.  Note that the child carries their belongings in a garbage bag.  There are initiatives that will collect suitcases and rolling bags for kids in foster care so that they don’t have to use garbage bags. The video is very accurate…

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Don’t give up on me.

With those few words, “Don’t give up on me.” David ended our phone call tonight. I assure him each time that I won’t.  He is our son and will always be our son.  See today he admitted to assaulting his mom.  If he had been adult, he would have been guilty of a felony. As it is, he is in a detention center where he has been since March 27th.  On Friday he will move to what is called a safe bed, which will allow him a bit more freedom, as well as a chance to get back on his…

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