Telling our life stories in a way that is meaningful, effective and safe
Ideally, sharing our personal experiences as alumni of foster care educates, influences and inspires others, and makes a difference for the ones who come after us in care. At its worst, sharing our experiences can feel manipulative or exploitative and lead to harmful consequences.
Strategic sharing is about making good choices when we tell our life stories so that our voices can be heard, our message is effective, and our well-being is protected.
FCAA has recently partnered with Casey Family Programs to develop a new resource to support you in making good decisions about when and how to share your experiences. This new Strategic Sharing Booklet also provides some advice for professionals who ask young people and alumni of foster care to publicly share their experiences.
For more information on planning a Strategic Sharing training please contact us.
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