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In "Group Home Drama: Raven's Story," you'll meet Raven - a petite and athletic 18-year-old girl who shares her perspectives of living in a group home called Safe Haven with nine other girls. Raven started making the rounds in group homes at the age of 10 after the death of her parents. In "Raven's Story," you'll see a complex and intimidating girl who struggles with her troubling past life, her sexuality, and acceptance from others while residing in a group home where organized raids on staff, thefts, physical and sexual abuse of residents, and unresolved resident grievances are common place. "Raven's Story" is a story of despair and hope that will make you angry, cry, and laugh. It's an inspirational story for children making the rounds through group homes. And it's a self-help guide for those in or contemplating entering social services or the child welfare field.
About the Author
M.C. Lishay is a life skills coach at Elite Life Skills Coaching. Lishay has more than 20 years of experience in the child welfare field and has provided individual and group counseling to children and adolescents in transitional living programs, group homes, shelters, and foster care homes - all while working under the direct supervision of licensed clinical professional counselors and clinical psychologists. Lishay earned the following degrees and certification from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois: a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology; a Master of Arts degree in clinical professional psychology; and a graduate certificate in Clinical Child and Family Studies. Lishay also has studied at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, now Argosy University, and earned licensure as a Child Welfare Service Employee (CWEL) and a Childhood Severity of Psychiatry Illinois (CSPI) Graham Certificate from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Policy Program. Due to Lishay's frequent contact with families and the juvenile court, Lishay later earned certification as a paralegal from DePaul University.