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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 by digging deep neural pathways, changing the size and quality of brain structures and the amount of chemicals that flood the various networks. These injuries to…

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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 episode of a series about behaviors where we will investigate the root of the behaviors, how they may come out, and how to help them.

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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 and the consequences of those 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 story with you so that we can all have a better understanding of what life was like for Beata Kowalski, while caring for her daughter, Maya.

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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 not only negate parental rights to their children’s medical decisions but to even remove the guardianship of parents by placing children under the care of the…

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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 a reunified mom helping other moms with her story of resilience and overcoming some of the biggest obstacles of life. Jackie has come back from what…

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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 Instagram for The Savannah Bananas and Bananas Foster and watch their videos on YouTube here.

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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 Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE. They are joined by Jessica Lertora, who serves as ZERO TO THREE’s Community Coordinator in Frederick County; and…

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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 information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast, but we bring her in…

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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 information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast, but we bring her in…

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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 from her care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No…

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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 care due to overlooked medical information and a “better safe than sorry” attitude. Many of us heard about her story on the Do No Harm Podcast,…

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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 transition of Florida Circuit 6 from Eckerd to FSS.

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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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