Child Trauma

Behind the Spotlight, Part 1

I question whether people really understand what it means to be in the spotlight. When you live in the spotlight, you feel alive and worthy of the attention. But there’s a dark side that’s rarely discussed. I […]

Child Welfare

Advice for Prospective Single Foster Parents

Amy Woods is a 38-year-old single foster parent living in Los Angeles County. She’s learned a lot about how to make it work on one income in an expensive city while working as a teacher and […]

Child Welfare

Amy’s Story: A Single Foster Mom in Los Angeles

Parenthood is arguably the toughest job there is. Add the pressures of working as a teacher, living in the second most expensive city in the country, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living report, and […]