In this episode I speak with Shenandoah Chefalo, national advocate for ‘the missing youth in foster care’ who have been institutionalised, trafficked, mislabeled and lost.
Shenandoah, a survivor of the national foster care system, is also author of her memoir The Garbage Bag Suitcase. Our discussion covers her own experiences of abuse as a child, child welfare systems, adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed/implemented science, advocating for the lost children in the foster care system, and how we learn from our life journey to find those aha moments that become teach-points for others. May is foster care awareness month. As a community, we have an important role to play in supporting children, youth, and families. Come #ListenAndLearn #FosterCareAwareness
Twitter: @ShenChefalo @ChildWelfareGov
Link to Book: Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir