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Season 4 Episode 8 : Occupational Therapy for Behaviors in Foster Care

Zielia Crespo, co-owner of Sensory Works in Dade City, Florida, join Jack & Nichole for a conversation about how occupational therapy can help improve behaviors. OT (occupational therapy) can...

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Season 4 Episode 7 : TBRI for Behaviors in Foster Care

Leigh Ann Drew from Family Initiatives join Jack & Cat for a conversation about how TBRI can help improve behaviors. TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) was developed by the...

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Season 4 Episode 6 : Crisis in Georgia – The Whiting-Clarke Story

Jack & Christy chat with Shelby, A mom in Georgia who has similar story of medical abuse of power. Shelby is one of dozens of moms in Georgia who...

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Season 4 Episode 5 : Crisis in Georgia – The Hernandez Story Continued

Jack & Christy continue their chat with Jennifer, A fostermom in Georgia who is helping the Hernandez family and many other families going through similar stories of medical abuse...

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The Hernandez Story – Consequences & Lawsuits

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. We chat about the consequences of child abuse pediatricians doubling down even in the face of diagnoses explaining...

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The Hernandez Story – Coparenting & Breastfeeding

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how the agency who trained her to coparent had great concerns when she tried to coparent,...

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The Hernandez Story – Input from A Supervising Therapist

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how a therapist supervising Matt Hernandez visits exclaimed that he is a perfect parent and she...

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The Hernandez Story – The Lies

A mini episode with a continued conversation about the Hernandez story. Jennifer shares how the agency would force Matt to lie about why Taki was not present at visits...

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Season 4 Episode 4 : Crisis in Georgia – The Hernandez Story

Jack & Christy chat with Jennifer. A fostermom in Georgia who is helping the Hernandez family and many other families going through similar stories of medical abuse of power....

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Snapchat Chat

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss social media – TW: Child Trafficking

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Solutions from Dr Amen

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss some behavior solutions from Dr Amen

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Default Mode Network

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss the default mode network

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Behaviors with Dr Wallace – Rewards Based Parenting

we continue our conversation with dr Wallace in this bonus episode where we discuss rewards based parenting

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Season 4 Episode 3 : The Science Behind Behaviors in Foster Care

Jack chats with Dr Wallace about how trauma affects the brain by floods of chemicals that when too often, severe, or persisting can change the way the brain functions...

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Season 4 Episode 2 : Trauma Behaviors in Foster Care

Jack chats with Kathy & Shayna about the types of behaviors that we seen in foster care due to the trauma the children have experiences. This is the first...

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Season 4 Episode 1 : Tech Hacks in Foster Care

Jack reviews some tech hacks and shares software and devices that can help with parenting, coparenting, special needs parenting, and safety.

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Season 3 Episode 26 : Jennifer Anderson & Prosecuting Medical Abuse of Power – The Maya Kowalski Case

Jack & Nichole chat with Jennifer Anderson about her firm’s representation of the Kowalski family and their journey to hold Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital responsible for their actions...

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Season 3 Episode 25 : Caring for CRPS – The Maya Kowalski Case

Jack chats with Sandy, a mom of a young man with CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, about caring for a child with CRPS. We wanted to share this...

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Season 3 Episode 24 : Maya Kowalski’s Story of Medical Abuse of Power

Jack & Lynn chat about the Maya Kowalski case, as documented in Take Care of Maya and the recent televised trial.

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Season 3 Episode 23 : Medical Abuse of Power (Jack’s Story) in Foster Care

Jack chats with guest Michelle – a nurse practitioner about medical abuse of power and false abuse reports. What happens when medical systems use their power and influence to...

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Season 3 Episode 22 : A Comeback Story with Jackie Polk

Mac & Jack chat with Jackie Polk, a reunified sober mom about her turning her whole life around from a story of domestic violence captivity and substance abuse to...

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Season 3 Episode 21 : Going Bananas for Foster Families with Emily Cole

Jack & Nichole hang out with Emily Cole, the owner of the Savannah Bananas to chat about baseball, kids, fostering, and their new organization Bananas Foster. Follow them on...

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Season 3 Episode 20 : Keeping Babies Safe in Utah & Maryland

This episode was developed in partnership with Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. Kim brings guest, Andria Peek from ZERO TO THREE, back to talk more about...

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Season 3 Episode 19 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 4

Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical...

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Season 3 Episode 18 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 3

Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her care due to overlooked medical...

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Season 3 Episode 17 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 2

[TW: ORIGINAL AUDIO FROM A CHILD REMOVAL] Cat & Jack continue their chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed...

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Season 3 Episode 16 : More Sorry Than Safe in Foster Care Part 1

[TW: ORIGINAL AUDIO FROM A CHILD REMOVAL] Cat & Jack chat with Melissa Bright who experienced a devastating false child abuse charge where her children were removed from her...

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Season 3 Episode 15 : Understanding CBCs – Meet Tory

Jack & Sam chat with CBC VP of Placement Resources, Tory Wilson with FSS in Florida about how the CBC functions in privatized states like Florida and about the...

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Season 3 Episode 14 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 4

Jack & Cat are back to discuss more about the abuse and neglect of Natalia Grace

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Season 3 Episode 13 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 3

Jack & Cat are back to discuss more about the abuse and neglect of Natalia Grace

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Season 3 Episode 12 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 2

Season 3 Episode 11 : The Adoption & Abandonment of Natalia Grace Part 1

Cat & Jack discuss the curious case of Natalia Grace, We discuss how the docuseries on Netflix addresses the situation as well as how a careful examination of facts...

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Season 3 Episode 10 : Abuse of Power in Foster Care – BOLDFAM

Cat & Jack chat with Deric from Boldfam – the viral social sensation who has recently undergone an interaction with CPS in Texas due to an abuse call from...

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Season 3 Episode 9 : Types of Court Hearings In Foster Care

Jack & Nichole discuss the types of court hearings that happen in a dependency case in foster care. One of the most intimidating things about becoming a foster parent...

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Season 3 Episode 8 : Behavior Hacks in Foster Care

Cat & Jack chat about some hacks for handling behaviors that may be caused by the trauma kids in foster care experience, and also children with neurodiversity.

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Season 3 Episode 7 : Strong Early Connections in Foster Care

Cat & Jack chat with Andria Peek, a Technical Assistance Specialist with Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE about strong early connections in foster care and how...

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Season 3 Episode 6 : Adoption

Jack, Nichole, & special guest Coryn discuss the various avenues of adoption, including: international adoption; domestic private adoption, foster care waiting child adoption, or adoption of a foster child...

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Season 3 Episode 5 : Safe Baby Courts In Foster Care

Jack & Cat chat with Andria about Safe Baby Courts (also known as early childhood court or baby court or infant toddler court)

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Happy Easter

Season 3 Episode 4 : Exploitation of Kids In Foster Care

Cat & Jack get down on the nitty gritty of where the line is when it comes to foster children on social media and especially when monetization comes into...

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Season 3 Episode 3 : Shazam Movie Review In Foster Care

Jack & Mac chat about the first Shazam movie which is ALL ABOUT FOSTER CARE.

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Season 3 Episode 2 : Brittany Dawn Update in Foster Care

Jack & Cat are back for more Brittany Dawn snarking in episode 2. Join us in a short update on the trial and latest placement news for Brittany Dawn

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Season 3 Episode 1 : Brittany Dawn or Brittany Done? in Foster Care

Jack & Cat discuss the Brittany Dawn scandals and their suitability to be foster parents. From police brutality of a black man, to scamming people suffering from eating disorders,...

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Season 2 Episode 13 : Instant Family Movie Review In Foster Care

Jack & Nichole chat about one of their favorite fostercare and adoption movies – instant family.

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Season 2 Episode 12 : Sisco’s Adoption after 70+ Foster Placements

Nichole & Jack chat with nichole’s teen son Sisco about his time in foster care group homes after 4+ years and 70+ foster homes.

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Season 2 Episode 11 : Lucas and Looking on the Bright Side in Foster Care

TW: Child Abuse in foster careJack & Nichole & Jack Jr, chat with Nichole’s son Lucas who discusses being abused in foster care, and shares his sweet optimism and...

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Season 2 Episode 10 : Grow Into You for Aged Out Kids in Foster Care

Jack & Nichole chat with Erin NeSmith from Grow Into You Foundation for aged out kids in foster care.

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Season 2 Episode 9 Outtake

We mentioned a Starbucks Christmas drink in episode 9 and later looked up what it was called (Juniper Latte), we were cracking up reading this article about it. While...

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Season 2 Episode 9 : Turning the Tables with Teens in Foster Care

Jack & Nichole sit with Papo and chat with him about his experience growing up in the foster care system in Philadelphia and how he turned the table by...

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Season 2 Episode 8 : Equine Therapy in Foster Care

Jack and Nichole chat with Lisa from Emerald M Ranch in Brooksville that specializes in equine (hippo) therapy to help children who have experienced trauma (foster children) and children...

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Season 2 Episode 7 : Lifehacks for Foster Parents

Nichole and Jack share the lifehacks for foster parents that listeners sent in to help us all get more organized.

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Season 2 Episode 6 : A Trauma Informed Courtroom in Foster Care – Meet Judge Lynn Tepper – Part 3/3

Cat, Jack, & Nichole continue their chat with Sr Retired Judge Lynn Tepper about her experiences in the courtroom and her evolution to creating a trauma informed courtroom. If...

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Season 2 Episode 5 : A Trauma Informed Courtroom in Foster Care – Meet Judge Lynn Tepper – Part 2/3

Cat, Jack, & Nichole continue their chat with Sr Retired Judge Lynn Tepper about her experiences in the courtroom and her evolution to creating a trauma informed courtroom. If...

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Season 2 Episode 4 : A Trauma Informed Courtroom in Foster Care – Meet Judge Tepper

Cat, Jack, & Nichole chat with Sr Retired Judge Lynn Tepper about her experiences in the courtroom and her evolution to creating a trauma informed courtroom. Stay tuned to...

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Season 2 Episode 3 : Black Single Foster Mom of Teens

Jack chats with Ryan, a black single foster mom who can be found on instagram as @black_single_foster_mom about becoming a foster parent during a pandemic, race dynamics, and fostering...

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Season 2 Episode 2 : Foster The Teens in Foster Care

Jack chats with Brittany, the single fostermom behind the social account “foster the teens”.

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Season 2 Episode 1 : Meet The Hosts… Again

Now that we have dragged a couple special hosts into our equation and are starting a new season – we are excited to spend some time letting you get...

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Season 1 Episode 36 : Understanding Judges in Foster Care – Meet Luke

Jack & Cat sit with Judge Luke to get a better understanding of the role of a judge in dependency and foster care.

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Season 1 Episode 35 : Breathwork in Foster Care

Jack and Brenna (from episode 33) talk about how breathwork and yoga can help build resiliency to heal and withstand trauma.

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Holiday Hiatus

Just an update that we are on a holiday hiatus until after the new year. But we are working in bringing you some amazing content we have for you!

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Season 1 Episode 34 : Jack’s Former Foster Youth – Meet Smooshie

Jack & Mac chat with Mac’s daughter and Jack’s former foster daughter about what being in foster care was like for her.

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Season 1 Episode 33 : The Targeted Child in Foster Care – Meet Brenna

Cat, Jack, and Nichole sit with Brenna to discuss her history as the targeted abused child in her biological home, going through the dependency system in New Jersey, and...

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Season 1 Episode 32 : A Merry Foster Family Christmas

Jack (fostermom) & Nichole (fostermom & gal) chat about ways to make Christmas easier on children who are in foster care and away from their families. Here are some...

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Season 1 Episode 31 : DCF Cancels CBC

Nichole (fostermom & gal) & Jack (fostermom) sit and chat about local events concerning the state DCF cancelling the contract of the local CBC and the sheriff’s department opening...

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Season 1 Episode 30 : The Generational Cycle of Foster Care – Meet Ellie

Cat (Therapist) & Jack (Fostermom) talk to Ellie (a former foster youth) who has recently reunified with her son who was removed from her care and placed in foster...

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Season 1 Episode 29 : Against All Odds in Foster Care – Meet Madeleine

Mac (biomom) & Jack (fostermom) sit with Madeleine (former foster youth) and discuss her experience in the foster care system. Madeleine lived in group homes and bounced around until...

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Season 1 Episode 28 : From Foster Care to Masters Level Social Worker – Meet Marissa

Jack & Nichole sit with former foster youth and current social worker, Marissa to talk about her experience as a child in the system. Marissa was removed from her...

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Season 1 Episode 27 : Pathway to Permanency in Foster Care

Jack & Guest Host Nichole join Marissa (former foster youth and masters social worker) to walk the path of foster care from the viewpoint of a foster child. Experience...

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Season 1 Episode 26 : Occupational Therapy in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit to talk with Argie about the role of occupational therapy in foster care.

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Season 1 Episode 25 : Trauma Therapy in Foster Care

Season 1 Episode 24 : Understanding CPI in Foster Care – Meet Kelly & Sarah

Season 1 Episode 23 : Understanding ADA / ASA in Foster Care – Meet Rob Callahan

Jack & Cat chat with Rob Callahan to discuss his experience as an Assistant District Attorney (in some states called Assistant State Attorney) prosecuting cases for child dependency. His...

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Season 1 Episode 22 : Understanding Foster Brothers in Foster Care – Meet Jack Jr

Jack invites Jack Jr to the studio for a chat about being a brother to foster siblings. Jack Jr was adopted internationally at the age of 2 and was...

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Season 1 Episode 21 : Connecting Through Cooking with Chef Kibby

Jack & Cat chat with Chef Kibby about how connecting through cooking helps build relationships with kids who have experienced trauma and helps kids in foster care build resiliency...

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Season 1 Episode 20 : Understanding Adoption Case Management in Foster Care – Meet David

Jack & Cat sit with David who has previously served as a case manager in foster care, an adoption case manager, and an adoption case manager supervisor about the...

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Season 1 Episode 19 : Tips for New Foster Parents by Brendale

We received a DM this week from one of our favorite listeners who is about to be licensed, asking for tips on how to better prepare for her first...

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Season 1 Episode 18 : Tips for New Foster Parents by Coryn

We received a DM this week from one of our favorite listeners who is about to be licensed, asking for tips on how to better prepare for her first...

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Season 1 Episode 17 : Understanding Parent Attorneys & Attorney Ad Litems in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit with Bowdre M. McAllister, a parent attorney in dependency and who also serves as an attorney ad litem for special needs kids in foster care...

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Season 1 Episode 16 : Sibling Reunification & Nichole’s Wild Foster Care Ride

Jack & Cat sit with Nichole who has had one wild ride through successfully adopting three siblings despite enormous adversity. She has had to remain quiet throughout the media...

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Season 1 Episode 15 : Understanding Guardian Ad Litems (CASA) in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit and chat with Trisha who has been a guardian ad litem for over 8 years!

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Season 1 Episode 14 : Understanding Placement in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit with Elyse from Placement and discuss what it is like to work in placement in foster care and also how to partner better with them.

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Season 1 Episode 13 : Understanding Licensing in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit with Red from Licensing and discuss what it is like to work in licensing in foster care and also how to partner better with them...

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Season 1 Episode 12 : Understanding Case Management in Foster Care

Jack & Cat sit with Irene from Case Management and discuss what it is like to be a case manager in foster care and how partners can both understand...

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Season 1 Episode 11 : Who is Who in Foster Care

Jack & Cat discuss the main people involved in a foster case to get a picture of who the players are and what their functions are.

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Season 1 Episode 10 : Fostering Through A Crisis

Jack & Cat sit and chat with a fostermom who has an interesting story about her life flipping upside down as a foster parent.

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Season 1 Father’s Day Special Episode

A special episode for Father’s Day with Jack Daddy, a foster and adoptive father of many.

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Season 1 Episode 9 : Co-Parenting in Foster Care

Jack, Cat, & Mac discuss coparenting of foster children between foster parents and biological parents.

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Season 1 Episode 8 : Understanding Foster Parents

Jack & Cat sit with a foster parent (Lynn) and talk about the foster parent experience and what makes them want to live this crazy life.

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Season 1 Episode 7 : Understanding Biological Parents

Jack and Cat chat with Mac about her journey of addiction and recovery throughout the process of trying to reunify with her children from fostercare. Links: NA – https://m.na.org/...

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Season 1 Episode 6 : A Foster Care Success Story

Jack, Cat, & Mac discuss the journey Mac took to become successful at changing her life and repairing her family.

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Season 1 Episode 5 : How can I help foster families?

Jack & Cat discuss some ways that you can support foster kids by supporting foster families. Some Ideas: Provide Meals Babysitting especially for court but also date nights Non...

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Season 1 Episode 4 : How can I help foster kids?

Jack & Cat discuss some ways that you can help foster kids if you decide not to become a foster parent. Here are some ways that you can help:...

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Season 1 Episode 3 : Should I Be A Foster Parent? Pros and Cons

Here are some pros and cons of becoming a foster parent to consider and Jack & Cat discuss them along with some thoughts from other foster parents. Pros It...

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Season 1 Episode 2 : Should I Be A Foster Parent? Things To Consider

Jack & Cat discuss some questions you should ask yourself if you are considering becoming a foster parent. Questions to ask yourself when considering becoming a foster parent: What...

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Season 1 Episode 1 : Meet Your Hosts

Meet your hosts: Jack & Cat in this episode and get ready to join us weekly as we delve into the world of child welfare!

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