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Texas – Houston TX Chapter

Jamie Loveland Dr. Jamie Loveland is a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston, TX. She received her PhD in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Institute for Clinical Social work in Chicago, IL, and her master’s degree in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work. She has been working with dually-diagnosed children, adolescents and…

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LET’S MAKE PRIDE MONTH LAST ALL YEAR

Being a kid can be hard. Being a foster kid can be even harder. Being an LGBTQ foster kid can sometimes be so hard that kids end up on the streets instead of protected by the agency that is responsible for their care. The child welfare system is charged—first and foremost—with providing for the physical…

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Foster Care Month

  May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize and show our appreciation for all of the foster parents, foster family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and others in the foster-care community.   A Home Within understands that for the children and youth in foster care, the need to be recognized…

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Foster Care Research Group

The Foster Care Research Group   The FCRG is currently seeking participants for a survey on “Foster Youth Perspectives”. Current and former foster youth are invited to describe their experiences with mental health and supportive relationships while in foster care, using a 30-minute paper-and-pencil survey. Want to participate in the survey? Want them to come to…

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Golf Event

Can’t make it to the reception but want to be part of the silent auction? Tell us what you want and your maximum bid. We’ll do your bidding! Please fill out the Silent Auction Form here – OR – You can send this downloadable form to events@ahomewithin.org. We’ll let you know about successful bids on Friday, April…

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What’s So Hard about Hope?

Our sense of optimism and the capacity to hope are rooted in the first months of life. When infants are fed when they are hungry, comforted when they are distressed, changed when they are wet or soiled, gently rocked to sleep when they are tired, and greeted with a smile when they awaken, they learn…

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FOSTERING ART REINCARNATED

For eight years we ran a very successful program in San Francisco for current and former foster teens and young adults. Classes met once a week through the school year to focus on photography and creative writing. At first they met in a community center and moved from classroom to darkroom. When digital photography became…

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SEX AND THE SUPER BOWL

Among those coming for the festivities will be some whose reason for travel is not for their own pleasure but for the amusement of others. These are the young girls and boys who have been caught in the web of sex trafficking. Their presence among the fans and partygoers may not be obvious; in fact,…

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

For better or worse, holidays highlight the unique dynamics, traditions, and culture of a family.  For many, getting together to prepare or share a meal is the centerpiece of holiday traditions. For others, the holiday wouldn’t be complete without the traditional athletic activity—whether everyone gathers in the outdoor air to play or inside, in front…

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