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Fostering Parenthood

Breaking the cycle: Voices of trafficking survivors in foster care

Featuring Nola and Brandy

This episode will give caregivers a new understanding of what youth in care who’ve experienced abuse and/or commercial sexual exploitation go through and how to support them.

Dorothy Daniels Hi, I’m Dorothy Daniels, I’m a pediatric nurse, a sexual health educator, a mom of 12, and a foster parent just like you. When I became a foster parent, I realized that caregivers oftentimes got overlooked with support, resources, and help during this journey because most things focused on the kids. Fostering Parenthood is that support for caregivers.

Nola Brantley is a survivor of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, a mother, MISSSEY’s Executive Director from the organization’s inception until 2014, founder of Nola Brantley Speaks, and an advocate for survivors of CSEC.


Brandy is a former foster youth, a survivor of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in foster care, and a member of the Youth Advisory Board at the Reproductive Health Equity Project

Fostering Parenthood is a podcast by caregivers for caregivers promoting the healthy sexual development of foster youth, brought to you by the National Center for Youth Law and the Reproductive Health Equity Project. The laws and policies discussed in our show are specific to LA County and California. However, any out-of-state or international listeners should check the regulations specific to their state or country.

Episode Resources

HOW TO TALK TO YOUTH ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A Guide for Youth Caretakers and Individuals Working with Youth here

  • View a trauma-informed conversation guide here

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Fostering Parenthood is fully supported by grant number 1 TP2AH000066-01-00 from the HHS Office of Population Affairs. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Population Affairs.

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