A Home Within – Relationships Heal:
Hear from one of our volunteer therapists:
I have been consulted by a colleague about an eight-year-old that has not done well in the system because of too many attempted reunifications and too many placements with relatives who can’t take care of him. I think he probably has some attachment issues. He’s been in a prospective adoptive home for almost seven months but they just decided to give him up because they were exhausted from dealing with the child’s behavior. They loved him but they just didn’t know what else to do. They called and said they want more services to help them keep him. I don’t want this child to end up with an intern that is going to be there for a short while. Can you help?
Janet Sherwood, Attorney
It is such a wonderful feeling to match a child with so much to struggle through and a clinician with so much to give! Words really cannot express the thrilled satisfaction of fostering a new connection between therapist, child and family that has the potential to be so profoundly healing.
Debi Roelke, Ph.D., Clinical Director, North Central NJ Chapter
A Home Within Volunteers provide pro-bono psychotherapy to current and former foster youth in their area. They are supported by local Clinical Directors and AHW staff who facilitate consultation groups, continuing education events, and opportunities to engage with the broader field.
If you’re a therapist interested in joining one of our Clinical Chapters, we’d love to hear from you.
By providing a stable, healthy relationship to a current or former foster youth, you can help break the cycle of chronic loss. In addition, volunteering with A Home Within offers professional benefits. Through membership in our expanding community, you will connect with colleagues and senior clinicians locally, join a national network of mental health professionals, advance your career with continuing education (CE credits offered), grow your practice, and deepen your clinical work.
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Or call 888-898-2249.
*A Home Within is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. *A Home Within has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6701. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. A Home Within is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.