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How We Can Better Support Young People Aging out of Foster Care

How We Can Better Support Young People Aging out of Foster Care

Everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people aging out of care. Our contributions will be unique, as our abilities and resources can vary. However, there is always something that we can do.  By Lisa SchelbeMarch 14, 2024Service...

Offering the “Right Support” for Young Parents 

Offering the “Right Support” for Young Parents 

Young parents are usually really motivated to access services...it’s our job to make sure the supports are they and they can access them.By Valerie Sedivy, PhD May 18, 2023In a perfect world, Mother’s Day is a celebration of mothers and all that they do. But for...

SEARChing to Address Dyslexia–Capes Not Required

SEARChing to Address Dyslexia–Capes Not Required

Identifying and treating dyslexia early is essential to closing the education gap. By Esaa Mohammad Sabti Samarah By Lisa Schelbe, PhD March 17, 2022I(Esaa) don’t care for the profile of social workers, and those who help others, as heroes without capes. Heroes are...

Storms & Blossoms: Navigating Parenting During the Pandemic

Storms & Blossoms: Navigating Parenting During the Pandemic

Stories directly from foster care system alumni about parenting during the pandemic—their challenges, triumphs, and moreBy Elizabeth Aparicio, PhDBy Svetlana Shpiegel, PhDFebruary 10, 2022As we close in on the two-year anniversary since the start of the COVID-19...

Adultier Adults Not Raking Leaves in a Forest Fire

Adultier Adults Not Raking Leaves in a Forest Fire

As helping professionals, we should be the ones that are looked to when someone is looking for “someone more successfully adulting."By Lisa Schelbe, PhD, MSW November 4, 2021As the country is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest due to anti-Black racism...

Lemonade Musings: Seeing Youths’ Strengths

Lemonade Musings: Seeing Youths’ Strengths

I have never liked the phrase, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” I share this so what I write will not be dismissed as musings of a bubbly-happy-go-lucky-always-look-on-the-bright-side-of-life-optimist.  By Lisa Schelbe, PhD, MSW May 27, 2021We must use a...

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