Hope, Survival and WIN! My Review of Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro

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Hope, Survival and WIN!

Finish Line Feeling by Liz Ferro is one of the most inspiring true stories of survival that I’ve ever read! Liz overcame so many obstacles in her journey through life. She was raised in foster care and had suffered sexual and physical abuse. She did not use her past as an excuse not to succeed on her incredible journey. No, Liz did not give up. She went on to help others by finding joy and peace in her success with athletics, running marathons and her organization Girls With Sole. Finish Line Feeling is RAW, unique and uplifting. Liz’s life story is one of hope, survival and WINS!

Purchase Finish Line Feeling By Liz Ferro here on Amazon.com!

Check out Girls with Sole on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/girlswithsoleachieve

and http://www.girlswithsole.org/

Fostering the Love: Reading and Training Foster Children and Parents

We are so looking forward to a great day this Saturday! I’ll be joining Personality Disorder Awareness Network to head over to the Atlanta chapter of National Youth Advocate Program.

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NYAP’s mission, from their website:

 

NYAP is an energetic instrument of compassion and change in the lives of children, youth, and families and the systems, structures and practices that affect them.

NYAP is a national organization that works closely with the foster care system, and they have three local chapters in Georgia.

On Saturday, I am honored to be reading a book to the children written by a psychologist for children to give them a bit of insight into parents’ behaviors. As I have been in the foster care system, I am really looking forward to getting to know these kids!  Afterwards, we will be holding a training on trauma for foster parents. Since many of the children in the system have been involved in one type of trauma or another, such as some kind of abuse, the trauma of losing one or both parents, or similar situations, it is so important for parents to be able to recognize and understand how to deal with symptoms and care for them compassionately.

Wish me luck that I can help inspire hope for the future of these kids and parents, and that maybe I’ll learn a little something new myself!

 

My Book Review of From Foster Care To Fabulous by Capri Cruz

FROM FOSTER CARE TO FABULOUS:An Imperative MovementFROM FOSTER CARE TO FABULOUS:An Imperative Movement by Capri C. Cruz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an autographed copy of “From Foster Care to Fabulous: An Imperative Movement” from Ms. Capri Cruz when I had met her at the 2014 Helping Women Succeed in Atlanta Spring Empowerment Summit. Meeting her was such a delight. Ms. Cruz is very down to earth and it’s no wonder her story moved me the way that it did. First, Ms. Cruz does not dumb down the facts of what it was like for her growing up in the foster care system. She opens up about her childhood trauma and what it took for her to become the beautiful and inspirational woman that she is today. Capri’s journey from her traumatic experiences and all that she had to go through to turn at all into wisdom and most of all love to share with us in her incredible novel, is truly brave and commendable. What I took from the story was so much more deeper than any words could describe. It was like a friend who has so much passion and love to share with me, just opened up and gave me this gift of their story of not only surviving and overcoming the odds, but about how to be a thriving, spiritual person who can appreciate the true value of life, love, and being fabulous. I recommend this book to parents of foster children, adults who are considering foster care/adoption, and young adult foster youth. Capri Cruz’s “From Foster Care to Fabulous” is an incredibly moving story of hard work, hope and love.

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Storytime at Laurel Heights Hospital, Sponsored by Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN)

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Today, I’m participating in Storytime at Laurel Heights Hospital Foster Care Network, Sponsored by Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN). Laurel Heights specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric and behavioral problems, co-occurring developmental disabilities and autism.

I will be sharing a story called An Umbrella for Alex about a child learning to deal with his mother’s emotional dysregulation with a group of children. My review for An Umbrella For Alex: http://bit.ly/1pBJc1G

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