Unselfish patience is just one of the qualities of the Foster Mom of the Year for Western Region. One of Shauna Brown’s caseworkers says her efforts to recognize children’s culture and ability to advocate for them sets her apart.
“She will sit for hours and hours each night, working with one of the children with processing and intellectual disabilities,” says the caseworker. “She has found creative ways to curb his behavior and help help the trauma he has experienced.”
The Eagle Mountain foster mom adopted teenagers when she was in her 20’s – and even became a grandmother in her 30’s.
“The three children in her care have gone from terrified and barely functioning and severely behind in school – to socially appropriate, at grade level, and happy.”
“She goes above and beyond to ensure the children’s Native culture is being honored and practiced in the home through the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).”
Utah Foster Care and the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) congratulate Shauna on her award!