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On Their Own : What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System.

Author: Martha Shirk
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006.
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On Their Own is meant to serve as a clarion call not only to policymakers, but to all Americans who care about the future of our young people.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Shirk, Martha.
On Their Own : What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System.
New York : Basic Books, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Shirk
ISBN: 9780786722020 0786722029
OCLC Number: 792688533
Description: 1 online resource (337 pages)
Contents: FOREWORD by Jimmy Carter; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: On Their Own in a World of Unknowns; 1: A TALE OF THREE BROTHERS: Jermaine, Jeffrey, and Lamar Williams, Brooklyn, New York; 2: "I KNOW THAT I'M NOT ALONE" Patty Mueller, Boston, Massachusetts; 3: "ALL MY LIFE, I HAD PRAYED FOR A FAMILY" Alfonso Torres, Pembroke Pines, Florida; 4: "I NEVER WANT TO SLEEP ON THE STREET" Raquel Tolston, San Francisco, California; 5: "IF I'D BEEN TOUGHER" Casey-Jack Kitos, Lawrence, Kansas; 6: "I WAS TIRED OF LIVING THAT LIFE "Monica Romero, San Antonio, Texas. 7: MENTALLY RETARDED, MENTALLY ILL, AND ON HIS OWN: Reggie Kelsey, Des Moines, Iowa8: "THERE IS LIFE AFTER ABUSE" Giselle John, Brooklyn, New York; 9: CONCLUSION: What We Must Do; EPILOGUE, MARCH 2006; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B; APPENDIX C; APPENDIX D; APPENDIX E; APPENDIX F; NOTES; REFERENCES; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHORS.

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