Surviving Childhood Trauma and Succeeding in Life: Panel of Former Foster Youth

We talk with a panel of former foster youth about their stories and what helped them survive their childhood trauma and succeed in life.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What were the two most important things in helping you heal and ultimately thrive after your years in foster care and early life trauma?
  • Were there one or two people in your life who helped you overcome? What did they do to help?
  • Why do you think you became a survivor when others in similar positions did not?
  • If you are parents, how has your trauma from your early years impacted your parenting?
  • While you are successful and are “survivors,” do you still carry some of the baggage from your childhood?
  • What advice would you give foster, adoptive, and kinship parents to be most helpful to the children in their care?

Redefining Normal: How Two Foster Kids Beat The Odds and Discovered Healing, Happiness and Love – Justin & Alexis Black

Rhonda Sciortino

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Music Credit: Michael Ashworth

Image Credit: Kindel Media