The youth-written stories in Represent give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

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Separation From Family (9 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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Robert describes how his therapist helped him face the pain from his father's abuse, neglect, and abandonment. She also helps Robert envision a better future. (full text)
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Shateek and Amadou talk about their feelings and keep each other's secrets. They don't let a couple of fights destroy their friendship. (full text)
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The author was incarcerated three times, at an after-school outpatient program, at a residential treatment facility, and finally in adult jail on Riker's Island. He explains which punishments inspired him to straighten up. (full text)
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Andrew’s therapist helps him deal with his anger and sadness about not living with his family. (full text)
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Shateek can't control his anger after his grandmother dies. He discovers that writing calms him down. (full text)
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After running away and going into foster care, Daniel is determined to repair his relationship with his mother. (full text)
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When Janelle returns home after three years in foster care, she finds it hard to readjust. Family therapy helps her and her mother build a new and better relationship. (full text)
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After years in foster care, Erica and her mother reestablish a relationship by writing letters. (full text)
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Angela goes into care after being molested by her father. She's relieved to find a group home that provides her with the structure and safety she never got at home. (full text)

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