Thriving Adoptees - Let's Thrive

Improving Adoptees' Lives One Day At A Time With Oriana Carey CEO

Episode Summary

Oriana shares what she's learned helping adoptive parents make today better than yesterday. It's all about understanding what's happened to the children rather than what's wrong with them. She goes in-depth on her take on resilience and flexibility to help children heal.

Episode Notes

Oriana Carey is the Chief Executive Officer for the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. She is driven to ensure that the Coalition creates programs and services that ensure all children have a champion and that those champions have support.

Oriana earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1991 and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1995. She is currently licensed as a clinical social worker in the State of Wisconsin. Before coming to the Coalition, Oriana held a variety of supervisory and managerial positions within child and family-serving agencies. She began her tenure at the Coalition in 2005, as a project manager, where she helped to successfully launch the Wisconsin Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center. She has served as the CEO since 2014.

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Here's an introduction to the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families from their website:

Every Child Needs A Champion. Every Champion Needs Support.

Our fundamental purpose is to strengthen foster and adoptive families, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to continually move toward resilience and stability. Families who use the Coalition services have:

Increased access to and use of resources

A stronger network of support

Improved confidence in their ability to be a “no matter what” family

We believe that, because of our work, foster and adoptive families are strong and resilient—they are flexible, accepting, able to celebrate each victory, and endure lifelong.

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