Father Figure

Foster Care and Adoption, A Social Workers View with Liz Faria

A mother busy raising 3 little ones and writing a blog about raising kids. What does Liz know about kids? Well, in addition to being a mom, she has also worked with children throughout her career. Liz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LICSW) with a Bachelor’s in Child Development from Tufts University, and a master’s…

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Adoption with The Dave Thomas Foundation’s CEO Rita Soronen

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption. Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Foundation funds adoption professionals, known as recruiters, who are dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for children waiting in foster care. The Foundation works…

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Christine Cesa – Sex Trafficking, It Is Happening All Around Us. Spotting The Signs, Be Vigilant

Christine Cesa a survivor advocate of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, works in the Emergency Department. Christine is an important part of the trauma team responding to patients and providing emergency services. Christine has been a critical part of equipping and educating medical staff. Through this work, many survivors of human trafficking have been identified and provided assistance that…

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Annie Joubert – Hookers for Jesus, From Sex Trafficking to Jesus (and Everything Inbetween)

Annie Lobert  Founder of Hookers for Jesus Annie, author of the book Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior Annie’s story is one of overcoming and survival.  In Fallen, Annie tells her remarkable story of surviving sex trafficking with sixteen years in the sex industry, breaking free, finding healing,…

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Laura Scott – The Childless by Choice Project

Laura S. Scott, is the happily childfree author of Two Is Enough and Producer of The Childless by Choice Project documentary. Which is a research project, a book, and a documentary that explores the motives and the decision-making process behind the choice to remain childfree. Having conducted a survey of almost 200 childless by choice…

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Heather Shurina, If At First You Don’t Conceive, Cry, Cry, Cry again! My Infertility Journey

This is a conversation for anyone whose dream of becoming a parent hasn’t come to fruition in the “traditional” way. Whether you’ve faced the pleasantries of infertility, required a surrogate, given the gift of adoption, are navigating this journey without a partner, or accidentally got knocked up by some random one night stand; there is…

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Yvonne John Dreaming of a Life Unlived – A Woman of Color’s Infertility Journey

Yvonne John is the author of Dreaming of a Life Unlived As a woman of color she knows only too well the experience of being silenced to the point of being too ashamed to say that I am childless but now Yvonne can celebrate the woman that she has become through the power of owning her…

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Love Again, Live Again. Don’t Shut The Door!

According to Alfred Lord Tennyson, “it’s better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all”. But what do you do when you have loved and been hurt? What do you do when you have loved and been disappointed? What do you do when you have loved, given your best to the…

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Courtney Brown of Father2Father – A Journey into Manhood and Fatherhood

Alison talks to Courtney Brown the CEO of Father2Father. F2F is an award-winning community interest company that provides support, training and development to fathers, men and adolescents boys. It aims to empower father’s young men and youth to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and relationships.  F2F achieve this by supporting and providing adolescent boys,…

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David Mullings – Father Figure, When You Have to Parent Through The Courts

Listen to David Mullings speak about the success of Father Figure supporting parents re-establish contact in cases where contact or access has been denied.  Father Figure supports and maximizes the role parents play in their children’s lives.  Providing services that support families with a unique unrivaled specialism in Supporting Fathers! Parent through the courts. Father…

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