I’ve come a long way. Everybody in my life can see that. In my childhood, I was getting abused. It was neglect when I was young, and I was hit by a belt, a switch, anything they get their hands on.>>>Read More
When the child welfare system enters your life, there are already so many assumptions that you don’t have strengths as a parent. When you’re also disabled, often your limits are all anybody seems to see.>>>Read More
Parents with mental illness face extraordinary obstacles to reuniting with children placed in foster care. State laws often give parents with mental illness less time to reunify, few family supports are designed to help these parents, and biases and misconceptions about mental illness can make reunification more difficult. In this issue, parents write about how they have struggled to overcome these obstacles and safely raise their children at home.themselves and their children.