was featured on the National Association of Social Workers website during their Black History Month celebration.
"Our children are faced with poverty, a lack of resources, poor education, high unemployment, parental abandonment resulting from substance abuse, incarceration and mental illness and often these children act out their depression through oppositional behavior and criminal activity," she said. "These children are then viewed by society as ‘bad kids.’ I want the world to know that children are not just ‘born bad.’ I believe that if you sat that 'bad kid' down in an office and had he or she tell you about their life, you would most likely find that it is a wounded child that is just trying to survive. Our children are beautiful and resilient and I challenge those that disagree to walk a mile in their shoes."
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