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Official Website of:
Speaker4Kdz & Families
Messenger:
Family Hope Services
Published Author:
Kokoon on a Hill
Founder of:
Hammocks4Healing 

 
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As a Speaker4Kdz & Families, I leverage my experience to advocate for reform in the foster care system, aiming to support struggling foster families. My focus is on promoting solutions, keeping families together when possible, providing resources to birth parents for success, and emphasizing unity over separation. I strive to ignite teams to extinguish burnout.

I wrote "Kokoon on a Hill" to offer insight into the foster family experience. I strongly advocate for every child's right to a stable and secure family, a place they can truly call home. While foster care can be a positive option with rewards for children in good families, I don't believe every child in care should be there. Struggling families require support rather than separation.

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To place an order, please go to the Kokoon on a Hill tab. Scroll down and click what you would like. Proceeds from orders on this site are used to help children in our community. 

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My Story
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Elise M. Schuster, a published author and Speaker for Kids and Families, advocates for the safety of all children. She acknowledges that not all foster families and agency workers prioritize the well-being of the children in their care. Drawing from her experiences, Elise has gained insights into the flaws of the system. While some workers and foster families genuinely prioritize children's best interests, many do not. Elise, a mother of two birth children, nine adopted children, and fifty-six children in care, emphasizes that being a foster parent is an honorable call to serve, not a means for the system's monetary gain. She believes that if the system were used as intended, there would be fewer children in and out of care and fewer aging out without support.

In lieu of Foster Care Services, Elise advocates for Family Hope Services, emphasizing the need for a more family-centered approach to support children and their well-being.

Elise M. Schuster, a published author and Speaker4Kdz & Families, advocates for the safety of all children. She acknowledges that not all foster families and agency workers prioritize the well-being of the children in their care. Drawing from her experiences, Elise has gained insights into the flaws of the system. While some workers and foster families genuinely prioritize children's best interests, many do not. Elise, a mother of two birth children, nine adopted children, and fifty-six children in care, emphasizes that being a foster parent is an honorable call to serve, not a means for the system's monetary gain. She believes that if the system were used as intended, there would be fewer children in and out of care and fewer aging out without support.

In lieu of Foster Care Services, Elise advocates for Family Hope Services, emphasizing the need for a more family-centered approach to support children and their well-being.

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Elise is the founder & creator of Hammocks4Healing, a company she started to produce hammocks for children who have experienced abused, trauma, or any other pain. Her goal is to provide a tangible Kokoon (cocoon) for children, a space to wrap up when they need to feel safe and secure.

Cortez Journal Press Release

in the December 17, 2021 issue

 

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