A group of Delaware Technical Community College students hosted a life skills workshop for foster youth April 14 at Seaford House.
Guided by the staff at Seaford House, a therapeutic foster home for high trauma youth run by Children and Families First, students Alexa Shoultes, Ashley Nunez, Maleka Pettyjon, Gary Brown and Ana Ventura Ortiz researched services, unmet needs and trauma informed care practices. The result was a one-day workshop held at Seaford House on April 14, where volunteer field experts including Erin Warner, of Jewish Family Services, gave lessons in resume writing and interview skills; motivational speaker Lillian Harrison provided words of encouragement; the youth engaged in budgeting and money management activities; information on housing, education, medical programs and food resources was shared; and a donated lunch from Hungry Howie’s Pizza in Seaford provided a chance to connect during a midday break. In addition to providing the life skills workshop, the student group also secured $300 in Walmart gift cards, a collection of school supplies, basic care needs and art supplies valued at over $300 that were also donated to the Seaford House.
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