The Transformational Power of Therapy

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The Giving List’s mission is to help build strong and lasting relationships between philanthropic communities and the nonprofit organizations which not only serve as a critical safety net in their areas but are foundational to the functioning of a healthy and civilized society. A Home Within is proud to join that list of organizations in…

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AHW Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Earnshaw, Philadelphia, PA Chapter

“It’s an amazing experience. It gives therapists the opportunity to truly use their skills to help those who have experienced trauma, who wouldn’t usually have access to this type of assistance. You get this support network, the consultation groups, and continued education.” Several years ago, when Elizabeth Earnshaw and her husband were getting married, instead…

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A Home Within

by Emily Finch Emily Finch (she/her/hers) is a former member of Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC), and participates in a Portland support group facilitated by A Home Within. She has been writing poetry since she was 9 years old, the age she entered foster care. We are excited to share a beautiful poem by her,…

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References – Under the Influence: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the Biology of Trauma

American Psychiatric Association (APA). (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fifth edition (DSM–5). Author. Bakhireva, L., Garrison, L., Shrestha, S., Sharkis, J., Miranda, R., & Rogers, K. (2018). Challenges of diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in foster and adopted children. Alcohol, 67, 37–43. Behnke, M., Smith, V., Committee on Substance Abuse, & Committee…

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