San Antonio advocates want continuity of mental health for foster children

When children enter the foster care system, there is trauma ingrained in their lives. This trauma can be dealt with in a number of ways, treatment being the most common, and in Texas, it is paid for by the state. But in addition to having to move anywhere from three to six times per year on average, advocates say, these kids also have to switch therapists.

This means they have to tell their story, which often includes abuse, over and over, said Angela White, president and CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA). “They’ve said that a lot to a lot of different people [the child] He says: I don’t do this anymore. ”

White said switching healers “doesn’t give them a chance to heal” and can bruise children again.

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