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    were aged 14-19 (Statistics Canada, 2011). Once these young persons reach the age of 18 they age out of the foster care system. Aging out of the system refers to the transition out of the foster care system when they reach the legal age at which the majority of other youth leave their homes in pursuance of independent living (Lee & Berrick, 2014, p.78). However, not only do the circumstances and levels of readiness vary between youth from stable families and youth in the foster-care system, they are also very different in their future opportunities and their means and resources they have to pursue them. Transitioning into adulthood…

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    Foster Care: Aging Out Imagine being in foster care in and out of foster homes for as long as you can remember. Maybe even your whole life. And then one day you realize that your 18th birthday is approaching. For most teenagers this is a very exciting day, the day that they become an adult and can no longer be called a child. The day that they can stay out past their city curfew and don’t have to find a way to sneak in the clubs with their friends. But for you, this is the day that you really…

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    Life Course Theory Summary

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    acquire adequate housing. The systems theory states that all parts of a system are interconnected and any change in one area will change the entire system (White, Klein & Martin, 2015). Paul-Ward & Lambdin-Pattavina (2016) point out that learned helplessness negatively affects teens aging out of the system and, further, puts a large financial and health burden on…

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    In 2014 a child entered foster care every two minutes (Statistics, 2014). Out of the four-hundred thousand children in foster care, twenty percent of those are teenagers between the ages of sixteen and twenty (Helping Youth, 2013). Out of that twenty percent, one in five teenagers will essentially emancipate or sign them out of care if they are not adopted before the age of eighteen leaving many jobless, homeless, throwing away education, and with very little independent living skills (Helping…

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    Foster Care Resources

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    life on their own can be extremely challenging. The term “aging out” is often used to define individuals that are exiting the foster care system. Legally speaking, aging out describes “youth ages 18 years and older who are no longer eligible to remain in foster care and who receive related state services or have chosen to leave the system” (Paul-Ward and Lambdin-Pattavina 2). However, just because an individual is old enough to age out of the foster care system, it does not mean that they are…

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    Social Services Thesis

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    The children who are born into the system have that urge of having a normal life, that desire. Every child that receives support services from the system will no longer receive service once they reach the age of 18. These services include finical, educational, social and otherwise. The children in the system have a difficult time coping with support, due to them not permanently having the moral support within the family. With this support that an average peer would have helps them develop a high…

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    helped many children who needed it. Foster Care isn’t only a place for children to get out of a bad home life or situation. It is supposed to help them and protect them from all the hurt and pain they experienced. Sometimes, it helps the biological parents get their lives together so that they can properly raise their children. Other times it houses children who have been abandoned. With saying that our foster system has many flaws. If the Government is going to set an age limit on how long a…

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    The Foster System

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    By reason of which, when turning 18, being kicked out on one’s own without resources to push success. By the age of 24, only 6 percent of foster children have two or four year degrees. Children are leaving the foster system with no idea how to proceed on their own. Foster families have only taken them in for the money, and also, children are bounced around from home-to-home, which takes away stability needed to feel confident enough to carry on a worthy life. Children need a place to turn to…

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    There are no services or very limited services. TFC will allow a client over the age of 18 to stay in the program if they are enrolled at least part-time in college or a vocational school and/or employed at least part-time; this is voluntary placement. Across the United States, resources and funds are becoming readily available to this population, but in order to achieve better results, foster care services should extend beyond the age of 18. There should be policies in place that will help…

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    The Broken System Suffering and being neglected on a daily basis is not something someone has to ever encounter. The foster care system is failing because of all of the flaws that exist which results in the harm of bringing down innocent children. The state of Florida has been the first state to ever make all foster care privatized. While the foster care system in Florida is able to get many children adopted, many several of them also suffer from permanent health issues because of the broken…

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