This book is great for foster and adopt families as well as anyone who works with kiddos who have suffered trauma. It has helped me in my work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Highly recommended.
That Mean Old Yesterday: A Memoir: Stacey Patton: Amazon.com An astonishing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who survived the foster care system to become an award-winning journalist On a rainy night in November 1999, a shoeless Stacey Patton, promising student at NYU, approached her adoptive parents' house with a gun in her hand. She wanted to kill them. or so she thought. #Court Appointed Special Advocate #Volunteer #Fostercare #Childabuse
I think in all of the arguing about “real moms,” I forgot that there are children lost in our system who would love to have their own title of “real kid.” I think it is more important for children to feel real and loved and validated than for any mom to claim ownership of a title.
Trouble Don't Last Always: When a child becomes a 4-year old parent: Shane Salter His mother abandoned him. His drug-dealing dad landed him in the middle of a gunfight. After entering the foster care system, he fell through the cracks. He was rejected by everyone, known by no one… #Court Appointed Special Advocate #Volunteer #Fostercare #Childabuse