Tag: Trauma

The Crooked Path to Reunification

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by McKenna Murray, FCNI staff
June, 26, 2020 -

While growing up, I think I had an above-average level of exposure to the foster care system. I had close family members and multiple friends who fostered and/or adopted kids. Also, two of my best friends in high school had been in foster care.

Supporting Sabrina: Putting the Social in Social Work

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by Sarah Davenport, FCNI Staff
March, 18, 2020 -

At 17, Sabrina’s fears about her future increased each day she got closer to turning 18. As a foster youth, Sabrina didn’t have a family to support her or to live with following her emancipation from foster care at 18. And unfortunately, she couldn’t remain with her current foster parents because her mental health struggles had taken too much of a toil on their relationship.

Did You Fill Your Cup Today?

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By Tanya Winje, FCNI Program Supervisor
March, 11, 2020 -

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two-for-One: An Adoption Story

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Bekah Alexander, Adoptive Mom and Program Supervisor for Resource Family & Adoption Services
November, 13, 2019 -

My sons are birth brothers, and they were placed in my home when they were 12 and 16. Unfortunately, their childhoods were splattered with trauma starting from the time they were born. Their birth parents met when they were both foster children themselves. 

A Letter to Our Loved Ones

You are Seen, Heard and Loved
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Brooke Cone, FCNI Social Worker
November, 8, 2016 -

The holiday season is here. And while a lot of us are happily picking out décor and planning parties, too many of us are struggling and hurting. This time of year can be challenging for many, especially those dealing with mental illness and/or the lasting impact of trauma. In the below piece, Brooke Cone lovingly acknowledges the brave struggles of these Dear Loved Ones. And asks us to pause in our planning, reminding us to be kind, be supportive and be present for those fighting the unseen fight against depression and trauma. 

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