I know you can be
anything you want to be...
And I know
that it will be all good!
And I'll be right there
to celebrate your arrival
when you get there
I believe in you!
Enrich each other's
It's the day the world acknowledges
what you already knew in your hearts
~~you belong to one another
No matter what life brings your way,
Never forget that
Congratulations on Your Adopiton
May your lives together bring you
into a greater sense of your purpose
Introducing HEART Talk Greetings...
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Foster Pride with Les Brown - DVD
Les Brown delivers a message of hope and possibility as he speaks to foster youth and families during the 2005 Foster Pride Celebration sponsored by For A Child's H.E.A.R.T., Inc. in Vallejo, California.
Mr. Brown shares his challenges and triumphs of growing up as a foster/adoptive child in a single-parent foster/adoptive family of seven children; and how despite his mischievous and "acting out" behaviors, being labeled "Educable Mentally Retarded" and teased by other children, the unconditional love of his adoptive mother, Ms. Mamie Brown, and the support of "the village" instilled in him the courage to dream and step into the greatness of the man who motivates the world today.
Every youth who has or desires to have a dream, and every adult who wonders if anything good will come out of your "labor" of love, you will be inspired by this message. He gives us all to know that it's possible to "Live Our Dreams" and that it's hard, but it's worth it!
Voices For A Child's Heart - CD
Les Brown brings you to laughter and tears as he shares his experiences, thoughts and insights about growing up as one of seven foster/adoptive children of ms. Mamie Brown.
Fost/adoptive parent, Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist, Founder/Director of For A Child's H.E.A.R.T., Inc., and host of "Voices For A Child'sHeart" radio program, Ms. Evelyn Polk asks Mr. Brown some candid questions to which he responds openly, with comments every foster/adoptive and even biological parent needs to hear.
The responses are sure to give you encouragement and hope as you face the joys and challenges of parenting, doing something special "for a child's heart."
Listen to an excerpt from this CD now!
You da Man!
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Your efforts to achieve your dreams
with tenacity are to be applauded
I am so excited for your achievement
You are a model of success
I knew you could do it,and
I am SO proud of you
...for not only being a mentor and friend
but for also being a father
and always being there for me.
You've always been quite a character!
Today I am proud to witness
your being the main character
in your own Book of Life and Success!
This CD brings together an awesome mixture of musical artists whose artistry will appeal to the likings of both young and "mature" fans of Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Blues, Pop and and Hip-Hop, all with a POSITIVE message.
The idea/purpose of the compilation benefit CD is to promote a cross-generational sharing of music appreciation and family listening by creating an eclectic mixture of music styles/genres which will appeal to all family members, fostering a sense of togetherness, and creating positive childhood and family memories and associations.
At the same time, purchase of this CD will generate funds for the provision of services to foster/adoptive youth and families (counseling, mentoring, tutoring, academic and transitional living scholarships, music and creative arts, to name a few); and raise awareness and support of the ongoing challenges/needs of children right here in our own communities and the adults who care for them.
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"Proceeds from the sales of these two "Mentor" and "Mentee"Cards
will be split
with the Vallejo Continental of Omegas Boys & Girls Club"
"Friends With Heart: We Are The Village-Volume 1"
Is a memoir in which "Ms. Evelyn" shares the joys and pains of counseling, mentoring, parenting, and caring for youth impacted by the circumstances of separation from their biological parents. Her experiences and insights will provide a different perspective and understanding of the mind and "heart set" that underlies the sense of indifference, resistance, anger, and/or rejection they may experience from the children/youth they are reaching out to.
She, and some of the youth (now adults) she's worked with, share some of the ways in which she was able to make heart connections which helped them to embrace and channel their pain into dreams; as well as the struggles she endured in loving the sons she brought into her heart and her home.
Readers will be able to identify, validate, and learn how to take care of their own emotions and well-being, and not lose their minds or selves in the process of trying to "be the village" that raises a child and loves them through.
" In this videotaped interview, conducted by Evelyn Polk, a licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist, Dan Smith shares how refusing to remain silent can empower survivors of childhood trauma (emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse) can begin to break through feelings of confusion, guilt and shame, and tap into and develop one's inner strengths, enabling them to walk in fulfillment of their life's purpose"
"Meeting Les Brown: Ms. Mamie Brown's Baby Boy"
Heartfelt, inspiring & humorous personal stories about
life-changing experiences of meeting and working
with adoptee and world's leading motivational speaker,
Mr. Leslie Calvin Brown
Written & Dedicated With Love
In Celebration of
His 65th Birthday
'Break The Silence: We've Been Quiet Too Long"
"Friends With Heart: We Are The Village" Vol.1
Foster Pride With Les Brown
Voices For A Child's Heart:
An Interview with Ms. Mamie Brown's Baby Boy Les Brown
“It’s Heart Work:
Being The Village That Raises A Child”
For those who have read, are reading or just KNOW
“It’s Heart Work: Being The Village That Raises A Child”
“How’s YOUR Heart Working In The Village?”
a workbook developed to assist current and potential caregivers and “villagers”in searching their own hearts for
the perceptions, beliefs, experiences and emotions which impact their work with youth.
Unbreakable Spirit Arises:
From Broken Child to Resilient Woman
What Readers Are Saying:
“This book is an inspiration for anyone who is a foster, or is fostering a child, or for that matter anyone seeking a story of overcoming life's challenges”.
“Nicole’s story is an inspiring one of tenacity and triumph… And this story is far from over.
“It will give you hope and make you see that one person can make
a difference if they truly believe”.
“A story like Nicole’s could be hidden from daylight-- too painful to share--too much to relive.
Instead of keeping her story a secret, she has instead chose to share it in this
book and reflect it in her work.”
“I felt as though I was a part of her journey to getting to the inspirational
person that she is today.
After reading this book, I was encouraged, challenged and pushed to continue w