Debbie Ausburn

Speaker, Author, and Attorney
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Debbie has spent decades working with traumatized children, serving as a social worker, group home parent, criminal prosecutor, volunteer and Board member, attorney defending youth-serving organizations, foster parent, step-parent, and grandparent raising a grandchild.

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Parenting Techniques

Our Commitments Have to Be One-Way

I was really irritated. It had been a long day, my foster daughter had pitched a fit because I wouldn’t take her shopping, and now my dog was missing. I knew the dog was inside the house, just as I knew that I had been right in the...

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Commitment is Stronger than Love

One night shortly after my marriage, I went to tell my new stepson good night. During the conversation, he asked, “Debbie, when you and Dad split up…”. I interrupted him to say that we wouldn’t be spitting up. “OK,” he resumed...

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Author: Raising Other People’s Children

Debbie’s new book, scheduled for publication in May 2021, explains the principles she learned about parenting children who came into her life after suffering abuse, neglect, or the loss of divorce.

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Speaker: Taking Care of Other People’s Children™

Debbie is a dynamic and engaging speaker, who can speak about difficult topics involved in caring for children with humor, compassion, and authority.

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Attorney: Protecting Other People’s Children™

Debbie’s experiences as a social worker, foster parent, and criminal prosecutor have given her unique insights into her legal practice defending youth-serving organizations and advising them about best practices for protecting the children in their care.

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