I have worked with kids and young adults who have been wounded by life for the past 23 years. While there has been a good learning curve along the way, I still feel like I am just beginning to understand how trauma and abuse affect the heart and soul of us humans, and how best to help people along a healing path.
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There have been times in my life when I didn’t have toilet paper. I usually had a roof over my head (even if it was a carroof), but we didn’t always have finished floors. Did you know that the term “dirt poor” is an Americanism from the 1930s referring to someone living in a house that has a dirt floor? In the United States in the 1990s, I was dirt poor, fleeing from one terrifying temporary non-home to another. Being dirt poor is not just a third world condition, it’s not just a Great Depression Era throw-back, and it doesn’t exclude any race.