November 10 @ 11:45am
Jay Mahoney is a Pre-Social work major here at Brookdale Community College. Growing up in the foster care system was scary and lonely, and they had to figure out the tough lessons on their own. Unprepared for life in childhood brough forth many struggles for them in adulthood. These struggles showed form in drug abuse, absuive relationships, and unhealthy attachments to others.
Today, Jay shares their story to help others understand that a bad foster home doesn’t set the scene for a bad future. But it doesn’t equate to everything being perfect either, even after adoption. The mental health struggles athat come from being in the foster care system are far more complex than others realize, and it’s time we speak about that.
Please join the Psychology and Human Services Club as we go past the surface and have a “Real Talk” about the challenges of Stigma.
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