This week’s episode is an edited-for-length version of a discussion that Fostering Media Connections recently conducted called “Navigating the Holidays.” Kim Hansel, the editor of our Fostering Families Today magazine, moderated this terrific panel of four former foster youth — Raquel Wilson, Tamar Sebesta, Jessica Castillo, and Daniel Bisuano — in a conversation about what the holidays can be life for young people with lived experience, and what foster and resource parents should know and expect during this time of year.
The Holidays Aren’t Always a Celebration. It’s Much More Complicated for Foster Youth
Holiday Lessons from a Former Foster Youth: Families Don’t Have to Be Bound by Blood
For This Foster Youth, Christmas Was Always Conflicting
Be Mindful of Foster Youths’ Struggles with Holidays