National Foster Care Month


*This blog post was previously written when I worked at The Prevention Researcheron May 11th, 2010; titled National Foster Care Month-  Thoughts about Our Youth in Foster Care.  Promoting awareness of foster care youth is still near and dear to my heart; in the last year when one of my dearest friends died and her daughter was placed in a group foster home for well over a month.  May she always believe in herself and hold dear, the joyous memories she shared with her mom.100_0204

Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about a group of very special young women that I met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  In 2000, I began a practicum with Three Rivers Youth, to fulfill my bachelor’s in Social Work at Chatham University.  Part of my field placement was at a therapeutic group home for 12 adolescent girls from the ages of 12 to 18.  Termon…

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