Feelings of Youth in Foster Care

Pictures speak louder than words!  Look at this image of how children and youth in foster care may be feeling and ask yourself "How can I help?"  

Broken Stories

Banksy's street art called A Girl with A Balloon, is painted on a wall in South London. Through my lens as a clinical social worker I am torn in two directions with this piece.  I feel sadness, loss, despair, and heartbreak because of the loss of her balloon.  But, then I feel the complete opposite; happiness and relief with the prospect that the… Continue reading Broken Stories

Foster Care as an Adjective

I recently came upon the poetry of Nayyirah Waheed, a poet who elicits intense emotion and unrivaled beauty.  Her choice of simple words with unique grammar, dashes and no capitalization, brings a profound need to relate her poetry to the lived human experience.  Here is one example that I came across in my exploration of personhood. Wow, right?  A poem,… Continue reading Foster Care as an Adjective