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A podcast brought to you by alumni of foster care. Listen in as we show you what it means to embrace resilience as an identity. Come along as we share our journeys from trauma to triumph and introduce you to extraordinary alumni from across the country. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/urfosterstrong/support

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A podcast brought to you by alumni of foster care. Listen in as we show you what it means to embrace resilience as an identity. Come along as we share our journeys from trauma to triumph and introduce you to extraordinary alumni from across the country. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/urfosterstrong/support

    Season 2 Finale - Episode 12 - Unpacking Resilience

    Season 2 Finale - Episode 12 - Unpacking Resilience

    How do you define resilience? Join us as the team explores what it means to be resilient, what their personal relationship with resilience has looked like, and how they have defined resilience for themselves after a childhood in foster care. You also won't want to miss the discussion about the relationship between resilient superheroes and their representation as "orphans" in the media. 

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    • 43 min
    Season 2 - Episode 11 - La Tika Jeffery

    Season 2 - Episode 11 - La Tika Jeffery

    How do you define strength? What does it take to foster or adopt? Tune in, once again, to a raw and vulnerable exploration of the topics you all know and love. This week La Tika lays it all out there for the world. So pull up a chair, get comfortable, and grab your pencils because you will want to jot down some of the silver bullets from this episode - there are plenty.

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    • 30 min
    Season 2 - Episode 10 - The Birds and The Bees

    Season 2 - Episode 10 - The Birds and The Bees

    Tune in this week about the birds and the bees, the grass and the trees, the wind and the breeze. Talking about sex can often stir up a myriad of emotions for people, even more so, for foster youth. With complex trauma and a variety of safe and unsafe relationships, it is extremely crucial that foster youth have a healthy age-appropriate relationship to sexuality and sexual health. You will end this episode feeling better equipped and more emboldened to talk and think about sex and sexual health.

    (Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault)

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    • 42 min
    Season 2 - Episode - 9 Josh Johns

    Season 2 - Episode - 9 Josh Johns

    Meet Coach JJ, an amazing foster care alumni that takes us on the journey of his life and his love/hate relationship with growing up in the system. "Being a part of a team meant something to me. My teammates family would come together to make sure I had the things that I needed." Listen as our hosts dissect romantic relationships in its many capacities. Enjoy!

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    • 41 min
    Season 2 - Episode 8 - Lets Talk About Healing!

    Season 2 - Episode 8 - Lets Talk About Healing!

    Join us as talk about their personal healing journeys. "Healing is not a linear process. You're not going to just wake up one day and be healed and never again experience a bad day. Healing and recovering from the experiences of our life, requires time, new experiences, new input and emotionally repairative experiences."

    ~ Ixchel Martinez; Licensed Therapist and former foster youth

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    • 34 min
    Season 2 - Episode 7 - Cherish Fields

    Season 2 - Episode 7 - Cherish Fields

    Throughout this season, we often refer to foster youth as super hero's. In Episode 7, we have the pleasure of speaking to our very own super woman, Cherish Fields. She's a mom, wife, social worker, alum of the system, and foster parent. Listen as she takes us on a journey of healing and resilience. Enjoy!

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

learningcourage ,

Important!

As a foster parent in training, hearing the stories and experiences of these brave and resilient young people is an amazing gift. It is difficult to always know what to say and do. But these stories give a look into the impact we can make for these kids if we educate ourselves and prioritize them.

Briana Thezard ,

Amazing Amazing Amazing

I found this podcast on Friday evening and binge listened to all of the episodes by Monday morning. Hearing the experiences from those who were in care allowed me to confirm my decision of being a foster mom and better mentor. You all are the light in which we all strive to be in this world! #FosterStrong

jackso5 ,

They keep it real!

I love hearing the refreshing point of views they have to offer. They keep it real.

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