Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families

The Hard: Non Profits

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” –Theodore Roosevelt I have...
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The Beauty: Breaking the Cycle of Trauma

As I spoke about in the previous blog, the cycle of abuse and trauma can seem unbreakable. The constant relapse into old behavior and the cycle of seeking emotional relief from all of the wrong things seems daunting and so well-forged into our psyche that it cam seem impossible to...
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Falling off the Wagon of Recovery

No one wants to relapse. When we give something over to recovery, we mean it when we swear off the behavior or the addiction. WE REALLY MEAN IT. When we make those promises to ourselves and our loved ones, we believe every word—each and every promise, that comes out of...
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The Beauty: Aging Out of Care

I entered foster care at the age of 15. Like most youth who enter care as a teenager, I bounced around to many placements. As a trans-youth, it was especially hard for me to build connections and find a placement where I would be accepted. DCS struggled to continue to...
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