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Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens

Verfasser/in: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff
Verlag: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
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Each year tens of thousands of teenagers are released from the foster care system in the United States without high school degrees or strong family relationships. Two to four years after discharge, half of these young people still do not have either a high school diploma or equivalency degree, and fewer than ten percent enter college. Nearly, a third end up on public assistance within fifteen months, and eventually  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
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Krebs, Betsy, 1963-
Beyond the foster care system.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006
(DLC) 2005024941
(OCoLC)61461552
Medientyp: Dokument, Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Internet-Ressource, Computer-Datei
Alle Autoren: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff
ISBN: 0813540151 9780813540153
OCLC-Nummer: 76882412
Fußnote zur Reproduktion Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Inhalt: 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.
Verfasserangabe: Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff.

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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  Weiterlesen…

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