Job Title: Psychology Intern Compensation: Unpaid Internship Length: 1 semester Hours Per Week: 12-16 Population: Foster children and children at risk of entering foster care Focus: Preventing and mitigating trauma for young children in foster care Setting: Advokids’ office Description: Advokids is a nonprofit organization in Corte Madera, CA providing legal guidance and support…Read More
Rebecca and John received baby Eli into their foster home when he was three months old. He was born drug and alcohol exposed and was far behind healthy infant developmental milestones. Over the next twelve months his foster parents, a team of specialized health professionals, and occupational therapists worked tirelessly to give Eli the care and support he needed to overcome his deficits and grow into a thriving healthy baby. After thirteen consecutive…Read More
Andrew came into foster care at birth and was placed in a foster-to adopt home with Alicia and her husband. Andrew was 11 months old and thriving in their care when Alicia was told that Andrew was to be moved to a distant cousin whom he had never met. When Alicia called Advokids, visits had begun with the cousin and Alicia and Andrew’s pediatrician were very concerned about Andrew and the behavioral and health stress signals that Andrew was exhibiting after visits, including asthma attacks.
Advokids’ hotline staff helped Alicia petition the juvenile court; reached out to our pro bono panel…
I emancipated out of the foster care system back in 2009, before AB 12 was passed in California. As a teenager, I feared high school graduation. Not because I wasn’t going to graduate, but because I knew that shortly after graduation I would emancipate out of foster care. Although the foster care system had…Read More