Nurturing Identity Development in Adolescents Affected by Foster Care

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April 7, 2021

12-1pm CT

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https://tcsedsystem.zoom.us/j/98088194277

Sascha Jeffers, BS

Description: Youth placed in foster care experience environmental instability causing low self-esteem and negative identity development. This presentation will provide information about how foster parents can build healthy parent-child attachments and facilitate important biological and peer connections to support identity development and mental health wellbeing in adolescents. We offer unique perspectives of both a foster parent and a former foster youth to help guide counseling practices with foster youth and their families.