There is a silent epidemic facing foster youth that is going unrecognized and unaided; that epidemic is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Former foster youth are nearly twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as U.S. war veterans, and nearly half of Michigan’s 13,000 children and youth in foster care have been exposed to toxic stress and traumatic events… both known causes of PTSD.

More shocking is the lack of aid given to children in the unforgiving system of foster care.

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