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    Foster Care System

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    Around the world, the total number of children living without families they can call their own recently surpassed 160 million (Brown). In the United States alone, around four hundred thousand kids live in a foster care house or other type of nonpermanent home (Bynes). Each year, close to half of these children reunite with their biological families, which, although believed to be the ideal solution, does not always make the child’s safety and well-being the top priority. A smaller amount of the children in foster homes leave their biological parents permanently and have the chance of finding happiness with their new adoptive families. Unfortunately, the number of kids living without any parents is only increasing; thus, foster homes will always be full. For many of these children, as they grow older, the hope of becoming adopted slowly dwindles until they finally reach young adulthood. The foster care system then requires these teenagers to leave their foster homes, forcing them to learn to navigate life on their own with very few resources and little guidance. "We are dealing with an antiquated foster care system. There is a push for reform, but it is slow to change," explains Victoria Rowell, the founder of the Foster Children’s Positive Plan, a scholarship fund for arts and sports-related training programs (“Foster care”). The United States regularly forgets its responsibility to aid these kids and continues to fail to protect its nation’s foster children. Both federal and…

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    in various actives to find who he was . The first activity involved stealing . Dave thought it was cool at first to steal items that people did not notice. Eventually , he realized that stealing items was not for him and he just wanted to be a part of a crowd. He wanted to badly fit in with children of his age and accepted. Next, Dave found out that working for a job kept him busy . Dave like the idea of working and making money that assists him in his expenses. Finally, he realized that he…

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    Your understanding of the importance of knowing your past as it relates to the actual age range you chose. Looking back on life, there is something that I have learned that has stuck with me forever. This is that memories may fade but pictures last forever, as long as they are. When I was in foster care, my parents, foster parents, and workers made sure I was able to remember the things that I was involved in my early childhood stages of life. This stage is important to me because it reflects…

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    Fail To Death Analysis

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    The purpose of having social services is to protect others when in need of extra help. The true definition of a social service is government services provided for the benefit of the community, such as education, medical care, and housing. However, social services are mostly aimed for the welfare of helpless children who need a new home for a certain amount of time until the parent is able to take custody again. Sadly, social services are not doing their jobs correctly; plenty of children are…

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    Family Foster Care Essay

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    Family foster care is defined as children cared for in a family setting by a certified foster care family (Cox, Tice, &Long, n.d.). This placement is intended to be temporary, but unfortunately becomes permanent for many of the children that are in the foster care system (Cox et al., n.d.). In 2014, the statistics on foster care in the United States were as follows: 415,129 children were in foster care, 52 percent being male and 48 percent being female, and the three highest racial groups were…

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    Foster Youth

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    Growing up, children in foster care are faced with the uncertainty of what will happen when their 18th birthday arrives. With many not graduating high school, and little stability, emotional support or general 'life training ', foster children in Canada often fall into poverty when no longer supported by the system. Required to leave their foster homes at 18, most of these children have no clue how to pay bills, pay taxes, and upkeep a job and school at the same time, let alone cook for…

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    Have you ever been in a situation that you feel like doing the right thing, even when others might do something different? Everyone has courage, but what is rare is when people actually show it. In The Diary of Anne Frank Play (written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett) the Frank family, the Van Daan family, and Mr. Dussel are all Jewish people who need to go into hiding to stay safe during World War 2. Miep Gies is one of the people that helps hide them. Miep shows courage by helping the…

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    AbstractYoung adults in foster care have a distinct teenage life. Every foster kid has a unique story of their journey in foster care. The story of them being placed in a foster care home, the life inside the foster care home, and the life after foster care. Young adults in foster care live a difficult and sad life. Some studies show how their education and life in the system are more complexed then for most young adults. This ethnography, will focus on the life situations of young adults in…

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    Foster Placement

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    Everyday there are about 120 youth sleeping the night in a residential placement, and between 20,000 and 40,000 youth needing mental health accommodations according to the Center for Mental Health Services (as cited in Kolos, 2009). Youth in a residential placement may be coming from a failed placement with a foster parent and or removed from a biological parent or family member’s home. There appears to be a lack of tolerance for behavioral struggles in foster placements, especially for…

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    Community Resource Agency Assignment Scope Voices for Children is a non-profit organization that helps foster children in San Diego and Riverside Counties. I phoned the agency and spoke with Kristen Balelo, Senior Assistant Program Manager, on November 1, 2016. She described the societal problems affected by foster children when they are removed from their homes. On any given day there are about 3,500 open cases of child abuse in San Diego County. These large numbers of foster children…

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