Rank #1: Episode 19- “Language Barriers”
This week we’re talking about how to help parents succeed when English is their second language! We have an interview with Ruth from her hometown in Oaxaca, Mexico. Ruth shares about her experience navigating the child welfare system while living in AZ. How do you communicate with your case manager, attorney, and foster parents when no one speaks Spanish? How do you help parents succeed when they don’t speak English? Let’s work together to make it happen! #HelpingParentsSucceed
Rank #2: Episode 18- “Mentoring Works”
Let’s think outside the box as we broaden a parent’s support base. What about finding a healthy mentor for their children? In this episode, we’ll talk with Tim Lidster from Arizonans for Children about what mentoring can do for a family and how it works. This is great for single moms, teens, and clients who do not speak English!
Rank #3: Episode 17- “Parenting With Trauma”
When encountering resistance, anger, or apathy in parents working toward reunification, there may be more to the story than first presents itself. This week we speak with Sandi Cimino about trauma, ACES, and the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework. Sandi is a certified trainer with the Protective Factors Framework and walks us through recognizing signs of trauma, understanding the effects of trauma on children and parents, and discusses practical solutions for helping parents succeed through trauma. This is a great discussion with tons of practical tools and resources to check out in the show notes. Don’t forget to join the discussion by calling in and leaving your comments at 480-648-8374! #HelpingParentsSucceed #HPSPodcast
Rank #4: Episode 16- “Changing Lives”
For women struggling with the pain of domestic violence, homelessness, or various other traumas, community is key. Join us this week as we speak with Pamela Morrison, from Phoenix Rescue Mission’s “Changing Lives Center” to get an inside look at what they’re doing to help parents succeed!
Rank #5: Episode 15- “Obstacles & Hope”
There are many challenges and obstacles that parents face as they work toward reunification. This week we’ll talk about a number of these obstacles, including the challenges surrounding public transportation. We’ll also discuss what can be done to help provide hope... helping parents overcome these obstacles.
Rank #6: Episode 14-“Shared Parenting (Rebroadcast)”
This is one of our favorite past episodes, so this week we're posting our first "rebroadcast" to make sure everyone has an opportunity to hear it! We’ve all heard about shared parenting between foster and birth parents, but what does that look like practically? In this episode we interview foster parents Michael and Kris Parker and discuss the interview with Jennifer, a birth mom. We’ll see the importance of communication, how foster parents may initially view birth parents, and how birth parents may initially view foster parents. This episode helps to lay the groundwork for working together for the health of the family.
Rank #7: Episode 13-“Interview with China Darrington (part 2)”
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Rank #8: Episode 12- “Interview With China Darrington”
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Rank #9: Episode 11-“When Worlds Collide”
When children are placed into foster care, there are two very different stories that unfold. For foster parents, there is preparation and expectation surrounding the event. For birth parents, it is sudden and traumatic. This week, hear from both sides of the story as Andy shares his experience as a foster dad and Tisha shares her experience as a birth mom.
Rank #10: Episode 10-“Finding Stable Employment”
This week we talk stable employment with Andy Myers from Flourish-now. We’ll talk about job fairs, overcoming barriers, and community resources available for those you’re helping. Also, want a practical tool for those 1:1’s or skills sessions? Check out our newly developed workshop outlining five steps to stable employment!