#163 The Meaning of Love from a Child Abuse Survivor and Foster Care Mom feat. Bonnie VanDusen

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"Trauma is not a one and done." - Bonnie VanDusen

In this powerful episode about love, you'll hear from Bonnie VanDusen. She is a child abuse survivor who has risen from her trauma to fight for other children experiencing trauma. She does that through foster care. She is the founder of the Geronimo Founder, a mother and speaker.

You will hear about how she survived physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her father. She explains how she was able to stay strong, what she has learned about trauma and how the definition of love has changed.

She also describes how the bio-parents of many of the foster children she takes in are dealing with their own trauma. Hear how she sees herself and her dad in these parents - and what she does to help them.

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