We went for a fun family day the other day and it reminded me how much trauma affects the brain. It also reminded me that healing has no time frame and is a constant flow, like the current in an ocean, moving in and out.
Last week the fifth of five Family & Youth Initiative high school seniors graduated from high school. Only one of the five attended the same high school for all four years. Two of them attended five high schools each.
Bouncing between schools is an important reason but just one of the reasons children in foster care graduate high school at a much lower rate than their non-foster care peers.