Lawyers, advocates, social workers, and more. Becoming a caregiver includes many helpful resources, but what good is a resource if you don't know how to use it? Our guest Theresa Reed, a former foster youth and educator for new foster parents and caregivers, helps explain some of the most helpful resources and how to use them.
Guest on the show: Theresa Reed, former foster youth, FKCE Program Director, Author of It’s Not Drama, It’s Trauma
It’s Not Drama, It’s Trauma (10:58)
Family Urgent Response System (FURS): (833) 939-3877 (14:13)
Foster Care Unit in Department of Mental Health in LA County (18:45)
Simply Friends (36:00)
RFSP liaisons (37:10)
Alliance for Children’s Rights (38:00)
Fostering Unity caregiver care line: (213) 269-0000 (40:00)
Calls To Action:
Write resources down and keep them accessible (39:20)
Call 988 (mental health emergy support)
Ask questions before accepting a placement (43:24)
Empathy (45:00) - empathy video from Brené Brown
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