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It's Not Just You

This graphic novel follows the two separate stories of youth—Nishan and Lila—as they interact with the child welfare system.


It’s Not Just You tells the story of two youth—Nishan and his family, when caseworkers visit their home; and Lila, when she is placed at her grandmother’s home by caseworkers after an incident.

To illustrate the common occurrences in child welfare cases, both stories showcase Nishan and Lila interacting with caseworkers, advocates, and counselors. Lila’s story also demonstrates her experience of preparing for and testifying in court.

Both stories show Nishan and Lila learning and developing new skills to help manage their emotional responses to their situations.


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Who's That? In Family or Dependency Court

This brief guide explains the different roles of professionals working on child welfare cases.