Our insight into trauma.
2020 for us, is what a childhood is like for children in foster care.
I just can’t seem to make my voice loud enough.
I can’t seem to find the right platform, or speaker.
I am constantly searching for something to amplify my voice to the millions.
I have a relentless dull rage flowing through me, gently growing. A rage for children who I believe, are mostly forgotten.
We have looked at the experience of the child, caseworker, and birth parents, and their distinct OOHC journeys and experience with TLSW. Today we will consider the role of the Foster Carer. The integral, foundational role that requires so much of the individual, and can in turn give back so much.
Steadfast. Resilient. Compassionate.
Adjectives synonymous with the identity of the Foster Carer and their journey.
We have looked closely over the last few weeks at TLSW and the effects and benefits of this impactful program in the OOHC sector. We looked first through the eyes of the child, and then through the eyes of the caseworker, and could see so very clearly how positive this program is to their journeys. Today we look through perhaps the hardest lense, and that is through the eyes of the biological parent.
As harsher quarantine measures to combat the COVID-19 outbreak start to take effect across the country, people are becoming more and more physically isolated.