The foster care process obviously can be an extremely difficult one for children. In an effort to help ease their stresses, as well as help communicate this process of entering foster care and going through the juvenile court system, the MFYRC decided to do something fun, entertaining and positive. So we joined forces to create a coloring book that could aid and hopefully comfort them.
The coloring book, titled "Where Do We Go From Here?", is targeted towards the younger of these youth and illustrates the story of two kids, Keysha & Jamal, who are siblings going through the same situations as many of the young children reading the book itself. In this way they can identify with them and use their story as guidance through the various steps of the foster-care system.
This is still a very meaningful project for me. It's one I hold dear and one I’m very proud to have been a part of. I truly hope in someway it’s helped to positively touch the lives of those children who happen to be holding it in their hands during such a challenging moment. I hope it gives them a little comfort and brings a smile or two.
If you'd like to know more about the Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center you can visit them online at www.mfyrc.org.
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