New teen journal is Dougy Center's first book created for youth in foster care

LYGHT Teen Journal Cover

When someone enters foster care and has been separated from the people they care about, teens can have a lot of thoughts about what they should (and shouldn’t) think, feel, do, and about pretty much everything else. Dougy Center’s new Survive/Thrive journal is a place where teens in foster care can draw, write, create, and transform whatever they’re thinking and feeling.

Survive/Thrive is Dougy Center’s first journal created specifically for teens in foster care who are grieving, and was made possible in part by a grant from The Duke Endowment, the New York Life Foundation, and Ellen Nusblatt. It is available through the Dougy Center Bookstore.

The journal is part of Dougy Center’s L.Y.G.H.T. program. Based on The Dougy Center Model™, L.Y.G.H.T. (Listening and Led by Youth in Foster Care: Grief, Hope, and Transitions) is an evidence-based peer grief support program for youth in foster care. Find more about L.Y.G.H.T. here.

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