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Episode 6: Reparenting

Featuring Phillisha And Tamar

Phillisha and Tamar are all-star moms who happen to be former foster youth as well. Hear how they each actively sought to reparent themselves – filling in gaps from their own development – in order to be the best parent for their child. Plus, they share how their upbringing taught them some do’s and don’ts now that they’re in the parent role.

Content warning: This episode touches on topics that may be upsetting or triggering for some listeners, including past trauma. This warning is to empower listeners with the knowledge you need to make healthy decisions about how and if you should consume this podcast content. Don’t hesitate to use the resources listed in the show notes if you need support.

Kat (she/her) is a former foster youth and RHEP Youth Advisory Board member.

Tamar (she/her) is a former foster youth and RHEP Youth Advisory Board member.



Phillisha (she/her) is a former foster youth and RHEP Youth Advisory Board member.

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Episode Resources

In ”Consent: Can I get some FRIES with that?,” former foster youth Tamar and caregiver Dayna Freier, give their take on explaining consent and bodily autonomy to your foster youth.

“Abuse, Consent, Healing and Identity” Seven individuals in various stages of healing from abuse or manipulation share their stories and the effects of consent and lack of consent.

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