Opinion: Make a difference in the life of a child in need. Become a special advocate (CO Sun)

Ned Breslin (Tennyson Center for Children) & Jenny Bender (CASA in Colorado)

From the Colorado Sun:

“She spoke of failed foster homes and painful experiences in the residential facilities that dot our landscape: harrowing times on Colorado’s streets, a failed adoption and the deep rejection and loss that she carries constantly.

She spoke of moments in her journey where it was all too much, and of the plans she created to end her life. She spoke of poor grades, poor prospects and lost friendships because of her constant moves; how she felt her childhood trauma was being amplified, rather than addressed, and how it made her feel ‘worthless’.”

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