TRIGGER WARNING: In this episode, my guest and I dive into the following topics: Physical Assault on a Child, Removing children from their home, Attempted Sexual Assault. If you need to pause or stop listening to this episode, please honour that. Thank you.
Per The State of America's Children, a child is removed from their home and placed into foster care EVERY TWO MINUTES. In this episode, my guest Kimberly Valerie speaks about how she was removed from her childhood home at a young age in Canada. Yet, her siblings remained.
After having an experience in a juvenile detention center for two days, she decided she never wanted to get into trouble again. Instead, she chose to over-achieve, become successful, be "the strong one" and live by all of the things that defines you in society as "making it". Except mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, she was so exhausted with her life. So much so that it impacted her physically and she developed a life threatening disease. The one thing that broke her free from the addiction of approval: tapping into her subconscious.
I invite you to join our conversation as Kimberly Valerie and I discuss:
Share how YOU overcame a situation
29 Surprising Foster Care Facts
Being Strong For Others Can Stunt Your Own Self-Healing
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
Stress as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer and Recurrence
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