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Kinship Care (5 found)
Note: These stories are from Represent and its sister publication, YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students.
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E.F. looks back on her mother's abuse and her own fighting at school. She is placed with her grandmother at age 11, goes to therapy, and learns to handle her own feelings. (full text)
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The author is forced by her mother and stepfather to be the maid and nanny to her younger half-siblings. In kinship care, she's allowed to be a child again. (full text)
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The author is removed from her abusive mother at age 11, and starts therapy. It's good for several years, but as she grows up, she needs a therapist who's less parental. (full text)
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Shateek feels alone in the world until he meets his therapist Fall. She shows interest in his writing and sports and listens to him, and he turns his life around. (full text)
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Jarel’s grandmother adopts him after years in foster care, but they still have a rocky relationship. (full text)

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