Then and Now: Looking Back and Moving Forward in Support of Children, Youth and Families
The Then-and-Now Videos were developed by the Children’s Bureau Capacity Building Center for States. In these videos, adoptive parents, kin caregivers, and a young adult formerly in care speak candidly about moments of joy and sadness. Each video features two stories about the same individuals several years apart.
Relays the highs and lows of Josh, a young adult with a passion to help children in foster care. While poised for success as he graduates college, Josh meets challenges later in life after the loss of critical supports. In this video, Josh points to trauma-informed strategies that build youth resilience and help create “reserves” for when crises hit.
Reveals the complexity of family dynamics through the experiences of Shary, a kinship parent caring for her niece, Brianna, and grandson, Random. In the first digital story, Brianna seeks to reconnect the pieces in her family puzzle. The second digital story highlights Random’s unflappable resilience despite medical challenges.