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

Where is the failure? Thoughts on FASD

A year ago, David was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). It’s a developmental disorder he was born with because of the birth mom’s drug and alcohol usage during the pregnancy. If he had been diagnosed before age 3, he would have DD services. Right now, because he didn’t have that diagnosis, he doesn’t qualify. It is their belief that he is capable of being entirely self-sufficient. and he isn’t. He may be 16 physically, but he is about 6 or 7 in most ways, and 8 or 9 in others. In every other way, he qualifies for DD…

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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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