Episode 04

Episode 04
Broken Families: Lydia's Story
Lydia’s life as a child was filled with family dysfunction, drugs, abuse and the death of her mother. She ended up in the foster care system before the age of 10 and would endure moving between 36 different foster homes. Lydia was left with a lack of identity, belonging, and self worth. The longing of her family and her loneliness created a cycle of destruction or “acting out”. Nothing or no one could fill the void she felt. Somehow, she found an incredible strength to turn her life around. Living out of a car, she put herself through school and became determined to have her own family, providing a loving home for her two children, something she never had.

 
 

Resources
Abuse and Domestic Violence: Ontario http://www.ementalhealth.ca
Ontario Association of Children's Aid http://www.oacas.com
Dr. K's whiteboard explanation for Lydia's story.