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Resilient Voices & Beyond

  • "...But God"

    20 MAG 2024 · "...But God " In this empowering episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast," we are honored to host Rachel Worthy, a fervent advocate for social justice and a beacon of resilience. With a rich background in social work and a deeply rooted commitment to serving others, Rachel shares her poignant life story, underscoring the crucial moments of resilience that not only shaped her into the transformative figure she is today but also how she thrives and uplifts others in her community.Join us as Rachel delves into the intimate details of her journey, from her challenging upbringing in foster care to overcoming personal battles against domestic violence and injustices within the criminal justice system. Her educational journey has equipped her with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and an Associate degree in Human Services, complemented by a Certificate in Alcohol and Substance Use Studies. Beyond her professional titles, Rachel cherishes her role as an aunt, which she regards as her favorite.Currently, Rachel serves as a Peer Navigator at Nation Outside, where she is dedicated to empowering justice-impacted individuals and advocating for systemic change. Through her work and personal experiences, Rachel embodies empathy, compassion, and an unyielding determination to foster environments where individuals are seen, heard, and valued.Don't miss this episode if you're interested in stories of profound personal growth and societal impact. Connect with Rachel Worthy to follow her continuing journey and advocacy work through her LinkedIn at Rachel Worthy or on Instagram at @rachelripmom.Tune in and be inspired by a story of survival, resilience, and transformation that reminds us all of the power of faith and perseverance.
    1 h 16 min.
  • "Be the Difference for a Child: The Joan E. Ulsher Story"

    5 FEB 2024 · "Be the Difference for a Child: The Joan E. Ulsher Story" Episode Description: In this deeply inspiring episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond," we sit down with Joan E. Ulsher, a figure of resilience, hope, and unwavering dedication to child advocacy. From surviving child abuse and navigating the challenges of foster care to serving as a beacon of light for countless children in the foster care system, Joan's life journey embodies the essence of making a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. Join us as Joan shares her remarkable story, chronicled in her new memoir, "Misplaced Childhood: A True Story of Resiliency and Child Advocacy." This episode is not just a narrative of overcoming adversity but a call to action, urging each of us to explore how we can contribute to the well-being and future of children in foster care. Guest Bio: Joan Ulsher's life is a testament to the power of resilience and advocacy. A retired U.S. Army Major, award-winning child advocate, and a San Antonio-based writer and philanthropist, Joan has turned her harrowing experiences into a force for good. Through her work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Bexar County, Texas, and her hands-on DIY projects for children entering foster homes, Joan is a living example of how one person can truly be the difference for a child. In This Episode, You'll Discover: - Joan's personal journey from a child abuse survivor to a champion for children in the foster care system. - The inspiration behind her memoir, "Misplaced Childhood," and how it aims to illuminate the crucial role of CASA volunteers. - Insights into Joan's multifaceted career, from her military service to her advocacy work, and how these experiences have shaped her mission. - Joan's unique approach to supporting foster children through her DIY projects, including the story behind her 40th custom-painted dresser. - How listeners can get involved and support children in foster care, inspired by Joan's example. Connect with Joan E. Ulsher: - Follow Joan on Instagram: @joan_ulsher - Discover Joan's DIY projects and advocacy work on Pinterest: @joanakitas - Learn more about Joan, her memoir, and how you can support Child Advocates San Antonio at http://www.joanulsher.com/ Tune in to this powerful episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond" to hear Joan E. Ulsher's incredible story and learn how you, too, can make a meaningful impact in the lives of children in foster care.
    1 h 5 min. 59 sec.
  • "My Story Matters Because I Matter. I Am Absolutely Enough."

    27 GEN 2024 · In this empowering episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond," 🎙️ we delve into the inspiring journey of Miranda Mizla, from her challenging beginnings in foster care 🏠 to her remarkable transformation into a Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) 💼. Join us as Miranda shares her story of resilience, determination, and the belief in one's inherent worth, encapsulated by our episode title, a poignant quote from Bréne Brown: "My story matters because I matter. I am absolutely enough." ✨ Certainly! Here's the revised podcast episode description with added emojis for a more engaging and visually appealing touch:Title: "My Story Matters Because I Matter. I Am Absolutely Enough." - Bréne Brown 🌟Episode Description:In this empowering episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond," 🎙️ we delve into the inspiring journey of Miranda Mizla, from her challenging beginnings in foster care 🏠 to her remarkable transformation into a Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) 💼. Join us as Miranda shares her story of resilience, determination, and the belief in one's inherent worth, encapsulated by our episode title, a poignant quote from Bréne Brown: "My story matters because I matter. I am absolutely enough." ✨Miranda Mizla, a proud alumna of Wayne State University, 🎓 has not only achieved academic and professional success but has also been a beacon of hope and change. Her extensive work with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Jim Casey Fellow and her active participation in the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative highlight her commitment to advocacy and her passion for reforming the child welfare system. Through her journey, Miranda represents the voice of countless individuals navigating the foster care system and illustrates how resilience can lead one from merely surviving to truly thriving. 💪 Discover Miranda's unique perspectives and insights as we explore her life's trials and triumphs, emphasizing the power of self-worth and resilience. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration or understanding the transformative power of self-acceptance and perseverance. 🌈 Certainly! Here's the revised podcast episode description with added emojis for a more engaging and visually appealing touch:Title: "My Story Matters Because I Matter. I Am Absolutely Enough." - Bréne Brown 🌟Episode Description:In this empowering episode of "Resilient Voices & Beyond," 🎙️ we delve into the inspiring journey of Miranda Mizla, from her challenging beginnings in foster care 🏠 to her remarkable transformation into a Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) 💼. Join us as Miranda shares her story of resilience, determination, and the belief in one's inherent worth, encapsulated by our episode title, a poignant quote from Bréne Brown: "My story matters because I matter. I am absolutely enough." ✨Miranda Mizla, a proud alumna of Wayne State University, 🎓 has not only achieved academic and professional success but has also been a beacon of hope and change. Her extensive work with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Jim Casey Fellow and her active participation in the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative highlight her commitment to advocacy and her passion for reforming the child welfare system. Through her journey, Miranda represents the voice of countless individuals navigating the foster care system and illustrates how resilience can lead one from merely surviving to truly thriving. 💪Discover Miranda's unique perspectives and insights as we explore her life's trials and triumphs, emphasizing the power of self-worth and resilience. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration or understanding the transformative power of self-acceptance and perseverance. 🌈 Connect with Miranda Mizla: - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/m-mizla 💼
    1 h 11 min. 52 sec.
  • "Never Lose Faith and You Will Make It Through"

    20 GEN 2024 · Title: "Never Lose Faith and You Will Make It Through" 🎙️ Join us for a heartfelt and inspiring journey on episode 28 of Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast, titled "Never Lose Faith and You Will Make It Through." In this powerful episode, we sit down with the incredible Tamisha Macklin, a woman of many titles and a beacon of resilience. Tamisha Macklin wears many hats - Wife, Mother, Foster care/Juvenile Justice Alumni, System Change Maker, Advocate for Youth, Life Coach, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Poet. At 35 years old, she's not just a survivor but a true force of change. In this episode, Tamisha opens up about her remarkable life story. She spent her formative years in the child welfare system and later found herself entangled in the Juvenile Justice system. Against all odds, she aged out of care at 19. Tamisha's tenacity led her to complete her undergraduate degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver, earning a bachelor's degree in Cross-System Youth Services. But she doesn't stop there; she aspires to attain a master's degree to continue her mission. For over 15 years, Tamisha has dedicated herself to improving the child welfare and Juvenile justice systems. She has graced youth panels, held positions on various boards, and traveled as an advocate for organizations that support children and youth. Tamisha's "lived experience" is her driving force, empowering her to assist other youth in their journeys. Tamisha's journey is marked by recognition and achievement. She was twice nominated for the Spirit of Youth Award by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. She also presented at the Georgetown University Training Institutes children's mental health conference in 2014, sharing her insights on being a leader and advocate within systems of care. Her involvement extends to projects like HYPE (Helping Youth on the Path to Employment) through Rutgers University, where she worked on developing a Manual and Training Program for Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Psychiatric Conditions. Tamisha is also actively contributing to Elevating Connections INC, a non-profit organization supporting siblings separated in foster care. Before embarking on her journey as a mother, Tamisha actively participated in various councils, boards, and committees, making significant contributions to the National Policy Council for Foster Youth and Alumni, the Colorado COACT systems of care steering committee, and more. Recently, Tamisha made a significant life change, leaving Denver for a new beginning in Michigan, all while contemplating her next career endeavor and taking time to write her story. Connect with Tamisha and be inspired: 📧 Email: 🔗 https://m.facebook.com/tamisha.macklin?mibextid=LQQJ4d 🔗 https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamisha-macklin-6004425b?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app Tune in now for a podcast episode that will leave you motivated and believing in the strength of the human spirit. #ResilienceJourney #BelieveInYourself #NeverLoseFaith #YouthAdvocacy #LifeAfterAdversity #PodcastEpisode #TamishaMacklin 🎧
    44 min. 53 sec.
  • Everything can be taken from a person except for one thing; the freedom to choose one’s attitude in any given situation

    27 DIC 2023 · Episode 27 Title: "Everything can be taken from a person except for one thing; the freedom to choose one’s attitude in any given situation." Episode Overview: Episode 27 of Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast unravels the incredible saga of Nick Vasquez. His journey from a tumultuous childhood to a figure of change in mental health is an extraordinary display of human resilience and determination.Guest Spotlight: Nick Vasquez In this episode, we're honored to host Nick Vasquez. His life story is a powerful narrative of conquering insurmountable odds. Now an influential professional in mental health and the founder of Grey Hands Literary Magazine, Nick represents the power of transformation and perseverance.In This Episode: - Nick Vasquez's raw and honest recount of his life's journey, highlighting the shift from mere survival to thriving against all odds. - Exploring the healing power of literature and art in Nick's life. - A detailed look at Nick's professional evolution, advocating for mental health and child welfare system reforms. - Nick's aspirations for the future and his dedication to supporting foster youth. Guest's Professional Journey: - Intensive Care Coordinator at WestCoast Children’s Clinic. - Former roles in mental health rehabilitation and program management. - Founder of Grey Hands Literary Magazine. - Academic background in Developmental Psychology and Psychology. Connecting with Nick Vasquez: - Email: - Facebook Profiles: https://www.facebook.com/10R8t537p, https://www.facebook.com/GreyHandsLitMagazine/ - Instagram: - Website: https://greyhandsliterarymagazine.com/ Hashtags: #ResilientVoicesPodcast #Episode27 #NickVasquez #SurvivingToThriving #MentalHealthAwareness #FosterYouthSupport #Resilience #Transformation #GreyHandsLiterary #ChildWelfare #Psychology #CreativeHealing #PodcastLife #InspirationalStories #OvercomingAdversity #HealingJourney #StrengthThroughStruggle #EmpoweringVoices
    50 min. 46 sec.
  • Be the Black Sheep but Not a Statistic

    11 DIC 2023 · 🎙️ Episode 26: Be the Black Sheep but Not a Statistic ~Shinedown In this captivating episode of Resilient Voices & Beyond, we delve into the extraordinary life journey of Aiden Russell Abruzzino, a resilient 24-year-old with a powerful story of triumph over adversity. 🌟 Topic of Discussion: Explore Aiden's inspiring journey navigating life's adversities and not just surviving, but thriving. Discover how he emerged as a beacon of hope, dedicating himself to advocacy and empowering others. 🎤 Meet Our Guest: Joining us is Aiden Russell Abruzzino, a multifaceted individual serving as a friend, uncle, mentor, and peer support advocate. Aiden's story is a testament to the strength found in resilience. 🔍 Guest's Professional Titles: - Foster Care Alumni - Social Justice Advocate - Human Rights Activist - Academy of Peer Support Student (CPS, CRPA) - NYS Certified Peer Worker (prEP) - Safe Zone and WRAP Facilitator Certified - Founder of PlantingJoy: "Where we sow hope and harvest joy, one seed at a time." 🌐 Ways to Connect with Aiden Abruzzino: Explore Aiden's diverse initiatives and connect with him through his Linktree: https://linktr.ee/aidenabruzzino?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=e7b13971-1085-434e-8e07-8135c97ec8d2 👂 Don't miss this empowering conversation that transcends challenges and celebrates the resilience that defines us all. #ResilientVoices #AdvocacyJourney #Inspiration #PlantingJoy #HumanRights #PeerSupport #LifeAdversities #Shinedown #PodcastEpisode
    55 min. 15 sec.
  • Until then… I just keep moving forward

    5 DIC 2023 · Welcome to a poignant episode of Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast! 🎙️ In Season Three, Episode 25, we embark on an inspiring journey with Brandon Youngblood, exploring his life's challenges and triumphs in the episode titled "Until then… I just keep moving forward." 🚀 Join us as we delve into Brandon's incredible journey from a consistently chaotic childhood marked by domestic violence and substance use to becoming a Foster Care Specialist at MDHHS. At 29 years old, Brandon's story is one of resilience, expertise, and advocacy. 👨‍👩‍👦 Brandon's early life was tumultuous, navigating divorce, remarriage, and entry into foster care at the age of 14 with his brother. Separation from family was challenging, but Brandon found strength and guidance in the foster care system, aging out in a supportive home. His involvement in MYOI and the Seita Scholars program at Western Michigan University propelled him to achieve a Bachelor of Social Work. 🎓 After graduation, Brandon faced challenges but found his way into DHHS in Macomb, where he excelled in Child Protective Services for over two years before transitioning to foster care. In 2023, he began working on the teen-specific unit, showcasing his commitment to making a difference in the lives of young individuals. 💪 Brandon's journey exemplifies resilience, determination, and the impact of support systems. Connect with him on LinkedIn to stay updated on his advocacy and expertise. 🔗 Connect with Brandon Youngblood: 🔗 https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-youngblood-081429122?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app Don't miss Episode 25 as we celebrate Brandon's journey of moving forward in the face of adversity. Tune in, share your thoughts, and be part of the conversation! #ResilientVoicesPodcast #MovingForward #BrandonYoungblood #FosterCareAdvocate #SocialWorkJourney #PodcastInspiration
    1 h 1 min. 47 sec.
  • God brings beauty from ashes.

    4 DIC 2023 · Welcome to Episode 24 of Season Three of Resilient Voices & Beyond, marking our 113th overall episode! 🎙️ In this empowering installment titled "God Brings Beauty from Ashes," we dive into Milizhia Mills' transformative journey—a dynamic professional and former foster youth, sharing her resilience and commitment to positive change. 🌟 Title: "God Brings Beauty from Ashes" Join us as Milizhia unfolds her resilient spirit and commitment to positive change, shaped by her unique background. From her Bachelor's in Sociology to excelling as a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Milizhia's expertise in recruitment and advocacy reflects her dedication to making a difference. 🔍 Topic: Milizhia Mills' Journey Through Adversity Discover how Milizhia's involvement with Strong Able Youth Speaking Out (SaySo) empowers her advocacy. From KBR Project Leader to passionate SaySo alumna, she actively supports elevating voices and emphasizes that every individual in foster care has the potential for greatness. 🎤 Guest: Milizhia Mills As a SaySo alumna deeply connected to the youth council, Milizhia not only shares her personal transformative journey but stands as a compassionate advocate for those who cannot fight for themselves. 🌈 Key Takeaways: - Learn how Milizhia overcame constraints to find her voice during her time in the foster care system. - Gain insights into her work and advocacy, inspiring young people in foster care to rise above their experiences. Tune in as we explore how Milizhia's story exemplifies that, indeed, God brings beauty from ashes.🌺✨ #ResilientVoices #AdversityJourney #FosterYouthAdvocate #InspirationPodcast #SaySoAlumna #EmpowermentStories #Episode24 #SeasonThree #BrazilianVoicesAndBeyond #113thEpisode
    52 min. 34 sec.
  • “Ain't No 2 Days The Same”!

    11 NOV 2023 · Welcome to "Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast" Season Three, Episode 23, titled "Aint No 2 Days The Same"! 🎙️ Join us on this remarkable journey as we explore Jonathan Norris's life, navigating challenges and triumphs. Our guest, Jonathan Norris, Foster Care Specialist for Wayne County and DEI Core Team Member, shares profound insights into his impactful work. From investigating abuse and neglect to fostering familial unity, Mr. Norris provides crucial support for families, advocating for adoption, reunification, and Youth Voluntary Adult Foster Care. Discover how Mr. Norris mentors minority children in Detroit, emphasizing education and life's value. As a mentor for incarcerated youths, he employs restorative practices, positive affirmations, and motivational speaking to guide them towards positive reintegration into society. Jonathan Norris's commitment extends to community engagement, volunteering with the Organization of Black Alumni at Wayne State University. His involvement with SMASH Wayne State showcases his dedication to empowering minority students through college preparatory programs. In March 2023, Mr. Norris participated in a Child Welfare Panel at Wayne State University's School of Criminal Justice, shedding light on the current workplace environment. He actively networked and recruited students at Wayne State University's School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Career Days. Born and raised in Detroit, Mr. Norris earned a BS in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University in 2015. Currently serving as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Core Team Member, he positively impacts Wayne County Children's Services Agency. Connect with Jonathan Norris on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jonathan-norris-255663252 or email him at mailto:jonathannorris1990@yahoo.com. Join us for Episode 23, a powerful exploration of resilience, advocacy, and the diverse paths that shape our lives. 🌟 #Resilience #Advocacy #DiversityAndInclusion #FosterCare #YouthEmpowerment #Podcast #LifeJourney #Episode23
    1 h 5 min. 16 sec.
  • “The way I see it if you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain”

    11 NOV 2023 · Welcome to another inspiring episode of Resilient Voices & Beyond Podcast! 🎙️ In Season Three, Episode 22, we delve into the remarkable journey of Alexia Roberts, exploring life's challenges and triumphs in the episode titled "The Way I See It: Embracing the Rainbow After the Rain." 🌧️ Join us as we navigate through Alexia's resilient narrative, titled after her uplifting perspective on life. As a mother of two, advocate, future social work student, QIC-YE TLE Member, and EFTY Tech Member, Alexia's story is one of strength and determination. 🌈 The title perfectly encapsulates Alexia's outlook – embracing rain to witness the beauty of rainbows. From entering foster care at 12 to facing the complexities of motherhood at 16, Alexia's journey reflects courage and tenacity. 👩‍👦‍👦 Discover the nuances of her life, from navigating in and out of foster homes to aging out of the system. Despite hardships, Alexia found the courage to have her first child while in foster care and welcomed her second son after aging out. 📚 The narrative continues with Alexia's aspirations of attending Wayne State University for social work, driven by a passion for advocacy and the commitment to be a change-maker. Additionally, as a QIC-YE TLE Member and EFTY Tech Member, she actively contributes to fostering positive change in the community. 🔗 Connect with Alexia Roberts and be part of her inspiring journey: 📧 https://gmail.com Don't miss this empowering episode as we celebrate the strength and resilience of Alexia Roberts. Tune in, share your thoughts, and be part of the conversation! #ResilientVoicesPodcast #LifeChallenges #AlexiasJourney #FosterCareResilience #Advocacy #ChangeMaker #PodcastInspiration #RainbowAfterTheRain
    42 min. 56 sec.

Resilient Voices & Beyond is a podcast that amplifies the voices of those who were once silenced and aims to empower a new generation of foster care alum leaders. Through...

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Resilient Voices & Beyond is a podcast that amplifies the voices of those who were once silenced and aims to empower a new generation of foster care alum leaders. Through conversations with community partners, leaders, advocates, and activists, this podcast educates listeners on reforms, policies, and advocacy related to foster care, adoption, kinship, CCIs, JJ, and the child welfare system. The podcast challenges stigmas and labels surrounding these topics and creates a dialogue on reform and advocacy that is already happening or needs to happen. The core values of Resilient Voices & Beyond include empowerment, inclusivity, education, collaboration, authenticity, and innovation. The mission of the podcast is to create a platform for silenced voices to be heard and received, while the vision is to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders committed to making a positive change in the world.
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