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Brian Mavis

What Do You Need?

What Do You Need? There’s a harsh and heart-breaking reality in working with children and youth from foster care. Adverse childhood experiences harm the developing child and it often shows up through confusing or negative behaviors. According to the National…

Mom with a Phone Call

I Became a Mom with a Phone Call I became a mom with a phone call. ‘We have an emergency placement for a 3-week old baby boy. Can we drop him off in an hour?’ Foster care is weird like that.…

Change Who Waits

Change Who Waits By Brian Mavis, President, America’s Kids Belong When I was working at LifeBridge Christian Church, and I got a phone call from a recruiter in child welfare who said, “I’d like to meet with you about child…