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As a former foster child, my passion is advocating for and with foster care youth, publicizing the challenges that they face and addressing their developmental and emotional needs through workshops.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ask Me Why I Hurt

Phoenix pediatrician Randy Christensen recounts the past decade spent treating Arizona's homeless youth, including the burdens cared by youth, and by the professionals who wish they could do more for them:
  • "We're sorry," they said - and behind their voices I heard budget cuts, and high caseloads, and people sick with stress themselves over all the help they wished they could give...
  • Under that hope was a terrible black fear. It was the fear of everything that had ever happened to her...

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