Open Doors, Open Hearts

Open Doors, Open Hearts

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The book talks about life as a foster home and some of the good times and some of the more challenging times.  I also describe times when the system failed these young people.  There is discussion on mental illness and how deceiving it can look, presenting as if it isn’t there isn’t any illness, when services are needed for the youth.  How mental illness is viewed by others and how foster parents learn to help youth with mental illness.  There is also discussion on youth sex offenders and the trauma that they have incurred.

There were many reasons why I wrote this book but one of them was the misconception of what foster care is really like.  There always seems to be the foster child that turns out to be a psycho path that lived in a abusive foster home in more TV shows that we care to mention.  It is disappointing not only for the foster parents but for the youth who are sitting and watching these shows and see themselves stereotyped as a psycho path or loser because they come from foster care.  The real issue is that there are many success stories for youth in foster care but hardly ever is that brought into the picture. I have had many experiences with people literately making derogatory comments to my face about how horrible foster homes are.  This was not only hurtful to me and my kids but also demeaning lies.You can see more information on this at this site as well as order the book. https://independentlivingandlifeskills.com/index.php/92-2/   


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