Calvin has lived in many houses, but he still hasn’t found a home.

The foster care experience can bounce kids from home to home, causing  feelings of abandonment and uncertainty. Sometimes a grown-up can help a child learn to manage those feelings and identify their strengths.

In Home for A While, Maggie is that grown up for Calvin. She shows him respect, offers him kindness, and helps him see things in himself that he’s never noticed before.

Hear author Lauren Kerstein read Home for A While aloud and practice some strategies to manage big feelings.

by Lauren Kerstein, LCSW

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Lauren Kerstein, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She writes books for children and young adults, and even wrote a textbook about Autism Spectrum Disorders. She lives in Englewood, Colorado. Visit her online, and on Facebook, on Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Home for A While

    Lauren Kerstein, LCSW

    Calvin is in foster care, and he wants to trust someone, anyone, but is afraid to open his heart. He has lived in a lot of houses, but he still hasn’t found his home.

    When he moves in with Maggie, she shows him respect, offers him kindness, and makes him see things in himself that he’s never noticed before. Maybe this isn’t just another house, maybe this is a place Calvin can call home, for a while.