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THURSDAYS FOR JUSTICE SERIES
 
Building A Community Around Children in Foster Care
July 15, 2021, 7 PM ET

Angelle E. Richardson, Ph.D., LPC

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OVERVIEW:

This workshop will explore the impact of placement in the foster care system on children. It will also discuss how community support of foster children and families (both foster and biological) can improve their outcomes and their future trajectory. Recognizing, that more than 200,000 children are in care at any given time, this seminar aims to raise awareness about the needs of children and families. Since, studies show that children who have at least one consistent adult in their lives have better outcomes, this seminar also aims to empower members of the community to support their neighbors, friends, and others who may be foster families or a part of the foster care system

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Angelle E. Richardson is a licensed professional counselor and a college professor. She holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University and a Master’s in Counseling from Rider University. An adoptee herself, Dr. Richardson specializes in working with individuals and families people impacted by adoption, foster care, grief and trauma.

 

WHY SHOULD “I” ATTEND? / WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME BY ATTENDING?

 

·       With more than 200,000 children in the foster care system, you or someone you know may be or has been in care.

·       Studies show that have one consistent adult in a child’s life improves their future outcome. You could be that adult.

·       This may increase your empathy for some of the children (and adults) that come across your path

·       This will help you better understand the trauma that children in foster care experience

·       This may help you relate to others better

·       You will gain a better understanding of the foster care system and process