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The show where we discuss all things related to the foster care system and early childhood trauma. From foster parents, trauma experts, former foster kids and beyond, we’ll take a deep dive into the complexities of the foster care crisis in an effort to better understand how to fix it!

Stable Moments Podcast Rebecca Britt

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The show where we discuss all things related to the foster care system and early childhood trauma. From foster parents, trauma experts, former foster kids and beyond, we’ll take a deep dive into the complexities of the foster care crisis in an effort to better understand how to fix it!

    Becoming a CASA with Marla Higginbotham

    Becoming a CASA with Marla Higginbotham

    Join us as we sit down with Marla Higginbotham to learn about the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program and how you can get involved in this important work. With CASA programs across the country, everyone can become a CASA.
    Marla has spent the last 20+ years working in the nonprofit sector helping shape public policy initiatives focused on both community engagement and children’s education and well-being. After a successful 4 years as Executive Director CASA for Union County, Marla took the helm as Executive Director with CASA for Children of Essex County in NJ. Marla joined the CASA network from Jersey Cares where she was Senior Director of Operations and Foundation Relations. Marla is a former mediator/arbitrator for New Jersey’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit and has served on the Board of Trustees for The Montclair Kimberley Academy. She received a law degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies and Political Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

    Facebook @EssexAdvocates
    Insta @casa_essex
    Twitter @EssexCASA

    • 42 min
    Garbage Bag Suitcase Part 2 with Shenandoah Chefalo

    Garbage Bag Suitcase Part 2 with Shenandoah Chefalo

    Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, a Certified Coach, and a member of the Foster Leaders Movement. She is a sought after speaker on topics surrounding youth in foster care and the science and impact of trauma and resilience on various social issues; She is also the President and Owner of Chefalo Consulting: Trauma-Informed Specialist that helps private, governmental, and public organizations implement sustainable trauma-informed strategies that are focused on learning new skills as well as organizational culture changes and shifts.  She has been featured as a consultant and trainer nationally and internationally. 
    After spending nearly 20 years as a Law Office Administrator, Shenandoah became unsettled by the ever-revolving door of people into the criminal justice system and set out to find a way to change it. 
    A survivor and alumni of the foster care system, Shenandoah Chefalo is also the co-founder of the #4600andCounting, a grass-roots movement to bring awareness and change to the missing youth of foster care.  
    In addition to her multiple award-winning book, Garbage Bag Suitcase, she also wrote an e-book entitled Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals and is also working on her next manuscript, Hiking for Stillness.

    www.garbagebagsuitcase.com

    • 48 min
    Garbage Bag Suitcase Part 1 with Shenandoah Chefalo

    Garbage Bag Suitcase Part 1 with Shenandoah Chefalo

    Shenandoah Chefalo is a graduate of Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, a Certified Coach, and a member of the Foster Leaders Movement. She is a sought after speaker on topics surrounding youth in foster care and the science and impact of trauma and resilience on various social issues; She is also the President and Owner of Chefalo Consulting: Trauma-Informed Specialist that helps private, governmental, and public organizations implement sustainable trauma-informed strategies that are focused on learning new skills as well as organizational culture changes and shifts.  She has been featured as a consultant and trainer nationally and internationally. 
    After spending nearly 20 years as a Law Office Administrator, Shenandoah became unsettled by the ever-revolving door of people into the criminal justice system and set out to find a way to change it. 
    A survivor and alumni of the foster care system, Shenandoah Chefalo is also the co-founder of the #4600andCounting, a grass-roots movement to bring awareness and change to the missing youth of foster care.  
    In addition to her multiple award-winning book, Garbage Bag Suitcase, she also wrote an e-book entitled Setting Your Vision and Defining Your Goals and is also working on her next manuscript, Hiking for Stillness.

    www.garbagebagsuitcase.com

    • 55 min
    Everyone is doing their best

    Everyone is doing their best

    We work under the assumption that everyone is doing their very best. We know it's easy to point fingers at the foster system, the kids, the parents. If you believe that everyone is doing their best, it allows us to communicate with empathy instead of judgment. 

    • 33 min
    Parenting in a Pandemic with Beth Tyson

    Parenting in a Pandemic with Beth Tyson

    Beth Tyson, MA, is a psychotherapist, childhood grief and trauma expert, and a children's book author. 
    She recently co-authored and released a new book - The Parenting Odyssey: Trials, Treasures, and Triumphs of Parenting in a Pandemic. The purpose of the book is to reduce isolation for those parenting in a pandemic by sharing heartfelt testimonials and stories from real parents.

    Get the book
    http://www.bethtyson.com
    Facebook Group: Emotiminds
    IG https://www.instagram.com/bethtyson_traumacare/

    • 52 min
    Fostering Greatness with Leah Angel Daniel

    Fostering Greatness with Leah Angel Daniel

    In this episode, Leah shares how education helped her make it through years in foster care and how being ill-equipped to raise her brothers led her to start Fostering Greatness, Inc - an organization helping foster youth transition into healthy adulthood.

    Leah's strongest desire in life is to share her own story in expectation of encouraging those that have been affected by the many facets of foster care and to instill the message of hope that anyone can become successful despite any adversities that may be present. She attributes her continuous development and achievements to her faith in God and the support of her family and friends. 

    Website: https://fosteringgreatnessinc.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FGreatnessInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-angel-daniel/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Sliz21Jonas ,

Fantastic!!

Having grown up in foster homes and adopted for a bit of time these podcasts have been very healing for me. It honestly brings tears to my eyes to know people like Rebecca exist. You can feel Rebecca has so much compassion and support for foster and adopted children. I’m almost 40 years old now and what I wouldn’t give to have heard these podcasts decades ago! Thank you for making these.

budahgeek ,

Very informative

This series provides tremendous insight into the wide range of factors that enter a foster child’s life. The road that starts with trauma is a bumpy, long, winding one; but with the help, love and support from everyone along the path a happy ending is possible. The phrase “it takes a village” is thoroughly explored in this series of insightful discussions.

Ninja star ;-) ,

Doing the Work & Doing It Well

Loving the heart, passion, brains and grit in this podcast! Can’t wait to keep following along.

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