Open Your G.I.F.T.S. Volume 2 chat with co-author Blaque Diamond

Author Blaque will be giving away a copy of the book Open Your G.I.F.T.S. Volume 2. To enter please share in the comments  under the YouTube Video “How do you define success?”.

 

Blaque Diamond shares with us insights on the book she is reading “The White House Chandeliers: My Experiences While Working for Seven U.S. Presidents”

Her thoughts on Aretha Franklin and her journey as an author, parent and social worker.

Participants can purchase our Sweet Cases to be donated to children who carry their personal belongings in trash bags all donation directly supports the children in foster care. https://togetherwerise.org/fundraise/FamilymattersIAFA

 

The Stacey F series of children’s books and accessories based on Stacey’s journey from birth to foster care to adoption can be purchased at StaceyF.com

In My Mothers House and Open Your G.I.F.T.S Vol. 2 can be purchased at Blaquediamond357@yahoo.com

Please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns

Family Matters

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An Overview of Blaque Diamond’s chapter, found in Open Your G.I.F.T.S. Volume 2

Triumph – I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with him, but he spent the rest of his life with me.”

Blaque Diamond graduated from Morgan State University School of Social Work, where she earned her BSW and MSW degrees and was an all-American Collegiate Scholar. Diamond is an Award Winning Author of children’s books Her books include “She Named Me Stacey,” “A Temporary Home for Stacey,” “Stacey F. My Forever Mommy,” and” Stacey F Coloring and Activity Book.” In addition to writing children’s books, Diamond is an advocate for children waiting to be reunified with their biological families.

Diamond is the CEO of Blaque Diamond Enterprise, with over thirty-five years of working with children and families, Diamonds mission is to support individuals and families as they go through their journey of parenting, kinship care, foster care and adoption. Through her work, Diamond travels across the United States to facilitate meetings, workshops, and training on a host of parenting, foster and adoption-related topics. She is a member and an Ambassador for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She is currently a member of the National Association for Black Social Workers and the Black Writers Guild.

In addition, Diamond is created “IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR” a resource connection for parents who really want to parent. As a model for family advocacy, she demonstrates strategies for strength perspectives for professionals and parents as they identify their own strength. This blend of professional and personal experience has given her extra insight into what it’s like to parent, foster and adopt through the child welfare system. Diamond has three biological children, raised nine nieces and nephews, four of whom are now adults, two of whom she was granted custody and three of whom she adopted from the NYC foster care system. Diamond is currently working on a Parent Café that supports parents of children 0-5 years old who would like to restore their genetic lineage while learning different styles of parenting, such as positive communication with infants, preventing power struggles with toddlers, understanding non-violent discipline with young children and preparing their pre-schoolers for school while learning how to parent themselves.

Diamond is looking forward to networking and connecting with other like-minded professionals, and to gain the recognition and credibility of being a member of the profession. Diamond is also the author of her memoir “In My Mothers House,” and co-author of Open Your G.I F.T.S with Actress/Comedian Kim Coles. Diamond lives in Maryland with her children.

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