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Don’t Look Too Closely: Traumatic Identity 101

Don’t Look Too Closely: Traumatic Identity 101

I have to remind myself to offer my credentials occasionally to those readers who may wonder why I write the way I do. Though I have a Master’s degree in Psychology (and have let my counseling license lapse); it is not this that I feel is the best source for my...

Politics Aside:  Transracial Adoption Awareness 101

Politics Aside: Transracial Adoption Awareness 101

Skin color matters. Hair texture matters. History matters. I know I risk angering some readers with these ideas but that has never stopped me before. I hope you will stay with me. 1. My daughter’s best friend in high school was a black girl whose daddy had served in...

Creative Problem Solving

Creative Problem Solving

When I’m not annoyed, irritable, distracted, angry, hungry, or otherwise dysregulated, it is pretty cool what my neocortex can come up with in the way of creative responses to the children in my care. I’ll share an old, favorite story then another, less productive but...

Friendly Reminders; Navigating the system 101

Friendly Reminders; Navigating the system 101

On a recent call, an AZAFAP foster mom shared that the three girls who have lived with her for 3 years (one since birth) are being considered for reunification.  She was being a trooper, but anger and frustration were her go-to feeling states. As we listened to her...

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