child welfare

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 and documents paints a very particular story of both the adoption, abuse, and abandonment of an orphan from Ukraine. Please be advised that this episode discusses…

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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 a doctor.

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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 or for a parent entering into a dependency case is all the initials, and legal jumbo, and all the different types of hearings, so we wanted…

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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 the Safe Babies approach can optimize them.

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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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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 the scenario.

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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, and of course the lack of true accountability – it is a worrying question.

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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 resilience.

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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 : 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 helping teens in foster care by working in a group home and connecting with the kids through his own foster experiences.

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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 with medical needs.

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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 you have not yet listened to part 1 and 2, we recommend you listen to those episodes before this episode.

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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 you have not yet listened to part 1, we recommend you listen to that episodes before this episode.

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