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August 05th 2015:A Home Within

A Home Within- something we all need to have and hold. Join me in this episode as we learn about the emotional needs of America’s foster children and how those needs are being addressed at AHomeWithin.org. I will bet you didn’t know that there are 402,000 foster kids in the United States and that the average child waits 22 months to be adopted? The costs of child abuse and neglect in the US are astronomical each year! Those numbers represent real difficulties in the lives of children we rarely hear about. Even if you don’t have any direct contact with the foster care system, tune in and le

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Dr. Toni Heineman

Dr. Toni Heineman is the founder and Executive Director of A Home Within, the only national organization focused exclusively on the emotional well-being of foster youth. She is Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, in Psychiatry and has been in private practice in San Francisco, working with adults, children, and families for over 30 years. She is a consultant and the author of several articles focused on psychotherapy with children and has made numerous presentations to lay and professional audiences about the mental health issues facing children and parents. She authored An Abused Child: Psychodynamic Understanding and Treatment and co-edited Building A Home
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