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Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
Plagued and embarrassed by my name, made worse by a nomadic childhood that made it impossible to build lasting relationships, I developed tough skin at an early age. Along the way I learned to deal with disappointment, push through discomfort,...
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How Grief Goes Unnoticed in Foster Children: And the Underlying Trauma that it Causes

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
I have attended several funerals during my lifetime. At one, when I was still in high school, I remember watching the mother of a friend throw herself over her son’s casket, unable to contain her emotions. Those of us who were there sat and stared, stunned, but silent. Eventually, a much older lady with gray wispy hair came running down the aisle, throwing her arms around the women’s shoulders, whispering that it was OK and that she should take a break for a while. She hugged the...
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Re: Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

Where can we order this book, Shenandoah?
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Re: Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

Shenandoah Chefalo ·
It's not available yet. BUT you can sign up for my newsletter and get info as soon as it is released!
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Re: Changing Foster Care-A Survivor's Approach

And how can we sign up for your newsletter?
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Shenandoah Chefalo ·
www.garbagebagsuitcase.com
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