May 14

0 comments

Heal Thrive Dream Guest: Shenandoah Chefalo

By Karen Robinson

May 14, 2022

Heal Thrive Dream Podcast for Trauma Survivors

Shenandoah Chefalo, is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and trauma-informed coach and consultant who penned the book, “Garbage Bag Suitcase” about her young life in the foster care system.

Shenandoah experienced a dysfunctional childhood with neglectful, drug and alcohol-addicted parents. This eventually landed her in the foster system where she endured numerous moves in the middle of the night with just minutes to pack, multiple changes in schools, hunger, cruelty, and loneliness.

After some research, she discovered that there were nearly 400,000 children in the foster care system each day in the United States. Out of those children, nearly 61% would age out of the system without having a place to live, 50% would end up incarcerated within 2 years of aging out, and almost 80% of people on death row are former foster alumni.

Website: https://www.garbagebagsuitcase.com/

Book: https://www.amazon.com/Shenandoah-Chefalo/e/B01BSULBDU%3F

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shenandoahchefalo/

The Heal Thrive Dream Podcast
The Heal Thrive Dream Podcast
Heal Thrive Dream Guest: Shenandoah Chefalo
/

Karen Robinson

About the author

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Virginia. I recently started a new company with my daughters called Healthrivedream.com. My daughters will help design products geared towards healing while I will be offering coaching and counseling services.
I earned both my Bachelor’s (1996) and Master’s (1998) in Social Work at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. I have served in Community Mental Health in Washington, DC; as a school social worker; adoption services (primarily home studies); personal therapist, and a Federal Government Social Worker (16 years).
My full career experience can be found on LinkedIn:
www.linkedin.com/in/karen-robinson-1277a22b

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Are you a survivor in need of HOPE?


front icon

Welcome to Heal Thrive Dream

My name is Hope‚ the automated Assistant for Heal Thrive Dream. I’m here to assist you. 😊. Please type your name in the box below.

×