Georgette Todd has spoken to foster teens, TAY (transition-aged youth), foster parents, child welfare agencies, MSW students, foster care staff and liaisons, social workers, lawyers, juvenile court judges, legislators, social clubs, churches and nonprofits for years. Depending on the audience's needs, Georgette shares her personal life journey of her traumatic upbringing to overcoming odds. She is the less than 4% of former foster youth to have gone all the way with her higher education with a Master's degree.
Georgette has not only grown up in foster care but she spent years working in social services and youth-centric nonprofits. She has also informally "fostered" a family member for the past two years by becoming an overnight mom of a preteen. Georgette will bring her unique perspectives in all her talks so to enlighten audiences on different aspects of the foster care system. If needed, references from previous talks can be provided.
You can email Georgette here if interested in having her speak for your group. She is based in San Diego, California but has given talks across the country.
How to Prepare Foster Youth for Emancipation
10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Life When I Was a Foster Teen
All the Steps on How to Rent Your First Place on Your Own
What Foster Care Feels Like Through the Eyes of the Child
How to Prevent and Treat Burnout Working with Foster Youth
What Helped, What Hurt: The Impact of Your Current Work with Youth