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Column: Children deserve to feel whole
Shannon Casas high res
Shannon Casas
I sat in a rocking chair in my living room, holding a child who had just been dropped off at our house by the Division of Family and Children Services.This child’s cries were gut-wrenching — the kind of cry that comes from somewhere deep inside, surges through the rest of your body and allows your mind to focus on nothing but feeling. This child was devastated. Separation from parent, addict or not, is traumatic.