A Home Within changes lives because relationships heal.
We provide open-ended individual psychotherapy to current and former foster youth, free of charge.
We offer conversation cards to facilitate important discussions about difficult topics.
We educate clinicians about relationship-based therapy.
We train those working with traumatized and vulnerable youth in relationship-based practices for trauma-informed care.
Relationships heal because relationships matter.
Family and Home Conversation Cards
Families can be great sources of pleasure and support but they can also cause pain and confusion. These cards create opportunities for discussing the full range of families and the feelings they create.
Homes are as varied as those who live in them. Feelings about home can be equally mixed and complex. The cards in this deck invite conversations about the meanings of and feelings about home—those we live in and those we carry within us.
ABOUT A HOME WITHIN
Toni Vaughn Heineman, DMH, is the founder and Executive Director of A Home Within. She is Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in Psychiatry and has been in private practice in San Francisco, working with adults, children, and families for over 30 years.
NUMBER OF FOSTER KIDS IN THE UNITED STATES ON ANY GIVEN DAY
ANNUAL DIRECT COST OF CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT IN THE UNITED STATES PER YEAR
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