ACEs in Foster Care

We advocate for the bio/psycho/social well being of foster children. We recognize, acknowledge and validate the trauma endured by children placed in foster care. We embrace the capacity of healing and ultimate recovery for foster children with family, community and professional support.

KQED is the NPR-affiliate public radio station based in San Francisco, CA.

We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent?

We’re interested in this topic due to recent news of parents and children being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and other instances in history when this happened, like in the 19th century with Native American boarding schools. 

We invite you to share your story and you might become a part of our reporting. Please reach out directly to health reporter Laura Klivans: 

Here’s a story with a different theme (intergenerational trauma), but one that reflects the kind of reporting we hope comes from this callout: 

** Please note ** Since we are a California-based station, we'd like to hear from you if you are a California resident, especially if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Thank you, we appreciate your time, your help, and your willingness to be vulnerable.


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