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Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens

Author: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on real-life accounts, this book introduces readers to a number of young people who participated in the Youth Advocacy Center's programs and who went on to apply these lessons to other areas  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff
ISBN: 0813538289 9780813538280
OCLC Number: 191857783
Description: xxii, 238 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: First impressions of the foster care system--Teresa --
Education for foster care teens--Carlos --
Teaching teens rights --Jenny --
Policy advocacy with teens--Xaranda --
Preparing for independent living--Leonard --
Creating the Getting Beyond the System self-advocacy seminars --
Informational interviews : a bridge from foster care to the community --
System resistance to empowering teens.
Responsibility: Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff.
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