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Bryan Thompson

Finding Success after Foster Care; One KS Man's Story

Daniel Martin-editedDaniel Martin (Photo by Bryan Thompson)Governor Sam Brownback has designated May as Foster Care Month in Kansas. A child doesn’t end up in foster care without having experienced abuse or neglect. That alone can lead to lifelong problems. And many kids go from the foster care system into adulthood without the family support necessary to help them make their way in the world. As part of our ongoing project, “Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change,” Health Reporter Bryan Thompson sat down with one young man who has overcome these challenges, and now works for the Kansas foster care system.

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That’s Daniel Martin. He was speaking with Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson. Having spent four years in foster care, Martin now works through the Department for Children and Families to help connect foster kids with the resources they need to make the transition to adulthood. You can follow Bryan Thompson on Twitter - @KPRTHOMPSON. Funding for health news on KPR is provided by the Sunflower Foundation of Topeka… and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in Hutchinson.


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