May is National Foster Care Month. My blog is dedicated to Love, Life and Relationships: Overcoming Emotional and Child Sexual Abuse. In honor of the thirty four percent of foster children that experience child sexual abuse, and those who experience emotional or psychological abuse, please answer the following questions below for consideration to have your story shared on our blog. The context of each blog will be that your life is now a testimony or witness to other foster children coming behind you who will want to use your strength in times of weakness to overcome abuse, and to make a life for themselves that will be an example for someone else.
- How old were you when you became a foster child?
- How many homes did you live in?
- Were you sexually abused as a child?
- Are you able to tell your story by sharing the nature of your relationship with those who have abused you? (Foster Care Sister/Brother/Mother/Father etc.)
- Did you ever tell anyone about what happened to you?
- Why do you want to tell your story?
- What do you do now for fun?
- What is your occupation?
- Do you have a stable family life? Children, Spouse, Friendships that you cherish?
- How have you overcome being sexually abused, and being a foster care survivor?
Note: You will be required to tell your real name however, you will not have to give real names for the people that you mention in your story.
- The Foster Care System and Its Victims: Part 3 (psychologytoday.com)
- Get the Facts on Sexual Abuse (lifestrategiesforwomen.wordpress.com)
- The Ladies Room: The Bible and Child Sexual Abuse by Ressurection Graves (thelifechangeministry.wordpress.com)
- Who are Child Sexual Abuse Predators? (ressurrection.wordpress.com)
- With too many Latino kids in foster care, a state assemblyman searches for answers at an East San Jose church (mercurynews.com)
- Overview of Foster Care in the US – By Maisah Robinso (powersthatbeat.wordpress.com)
- University of Alabama students beat foster care odds (schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com)
- MIT Study Concludes That Kids Are Better Off In Troubled Homes Than In Foster Care (arlingtonparentnews.wordpress.com)
- Foster Care (ourladyofmountcarmelsunbury.wordpress.com)
- Foster Care (olmcsunbury.wordpress.com)
- Kids in our Community (gameofroles.wordpress.com)