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Selena's early life is full of abuse and cruelty. She is adopted by a loving family at age 16 and learns about consistency, connection, and working through problems. [more]
The author was physically and emotionally abused. When she ages out of care, she finds that years of being put down keep her from going after work or college. [more]
The author is forced by her mother and stepfather to be the maid and nanny to her younger half-siblings. In kinship care, she's allowed to be a child again. [more]
Chefalo is a trainer and advocate who pinpoints ways that principals and teachers could use trauma-informed care to help their students in foster care. [more]
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Help teens feel invested in the group--and encourage an inclusive atmosphere--by asking them to decide how you'll work together. [more]
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