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A Must Read for those who work with System's Kids,
This review is from: Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids (Perfect Paperback)
Growing Up in the Care of Strangers chronicles the lives of eleven individuals who refused to let their turbulent pasts determine what they would become. Abuse, neglect, abandonment and loss are the discordant themes in the lives of these authors--systems kids all who have grown up and embarked upon systems change--but hope, resilience, recovery and kindness ultimately triumph for each of them. The book is essential reading for those who would understand the failings of our alternative care and child protective service systems. But the book is more inspiration than indictment, more a celebration of the indomitability of the human spirit than a condemnation of the systems that failed them. As a mental health professional and a former treatment foster parent, I recommend the book to all who work with systems's kids. In the organization in which I work, we are making it a "must read" for all of our staff and parents in our treatment foster care programs.