Power of Good
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Power of Good is a podcast series that highlights the work of people doing great things, caring things, often life-saving things for other people. These are the altruists, the optimists, and the social entrepreneurs among us – those helping others across backgrounds, politics, and geography in compassionate and creative ways.Read more »
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Power Of Good 28 Sibling Connections
Interview with Cynthia Dantas, Executive Director, and Eliza Kenney, Program Coordinator, of Sibling Connections. Founded in 2005, Sibling Connections seeks to promote “enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers separated by the foster care system in Massachusetts.” Program services for siblings include: Camp To Belong, a week-long summer camp; Sibling Sundays, a series of year round, monthly one-day reunions; and Weekend Retreats.
With the steady rise in the number of children in foster care in Massachusetts over the past six years and limited foster care placements, significant numbers of siblings in care are separated. Research suggests that maintaining these connections is key to promoting positive outlooks and reducing conflict among siblings.
In this interview, Cynthia and Eliza discuss the benefits of reuniting siblings, the need for more foster care options, the Sibling Connections model, and goals for program expansion.Read more »