The Black Foster Youth Handbook

The Black Foster Youth Handbook

Author: Ángela Quijada-Banks

Publisher:

Published: 2020

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781735784205

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The author discusses the unique challenges faced by African American youth in foster homes and provides lessons on how to live independently.


I Am Success Workbook

I Am Success Workbook

Author: Angela Quijada-Banks

Publisher:

Published: 2021-12-10

Total Pages: 114

ISBN-13: 9781735784229

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I AM SUCCESS Workbook is a companion guide to the Black Foster Youth Handbook, taking youth who are and alumni who have been in the foster care system on a self explorative, transformational journey to healing their past trauma. Through the four phases: Root, Envision, Ascension and Liberation ( introduced in the Black Foster youth Handbook), youth and young adults are able to dive deep into the identity they have had to create in order to survive and decide for themselves the legacy they would like to lead in the world. Take a journey toward Soulful Liberation and dream a bigger dream, love a little deeper and find peace within your past. The I AM Success Workbook!


Handbook of Foster Youth

Handbook of Foster Youth

Author: Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2018-03-22

Total Pages: 712

ISBN-13: 1351168223

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Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including diminished academic achievement and career opportunities, poor mental and overall health, financial struggles, homelessness, early sexual intercourse, and substance abuse, many of these outcomes are risk factors for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Despite their challenges, foster youth have numerous strengths and positive assets that carry them through their journeys, helping them to overcome obstacles and build resilience. The Handbook of Foster Youth brings together a prominent group of multidisciplinary experts to provide nuanced insights on the complex dynamics of the foster care system, its impact on youth’s lives, and the roles of institutions and policies in the foster system. It discusses current gaps and future directions as well as recommendations to advance the field. This book provides an opportunity to reflect on the many challenges and strengths of foster youth and the child welfare system, and the combined efforts of caregivers, community volunteers, policy makers, and the professionals and researchers who work with them.


Foster Care in America

Foster Care in America

Author: Christina G. Villegas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Published: 2022-05-18

Total Pages: 314

ISBN-13: 1440874301

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America's foster care system has a noble goal—to care for children that for various reasons can no longer be cared for by their families—but years of inattention and inadequate funding have left many foster youth in a precarious state. This resource provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the American foster care system. Areas of coverage include the scaffolding of foster care systems in the various states (each of which operate their own unique systems through their social service agencies); conditions under which children are taken out of their families of origin and placed in foster care; the experiences of both young children and older teens in foster homes; challenges for foster children who "age out" of the system; and proposals to reform and improve foster care across the nation. Geared for students, this book contains chapters devoted to the background and history of foster care in America; the systems's problems, controversies, and solutions; original essay contributions exploring various facets of the system; profiles of leading foster care activists and organizations; governmental data and excerpts of primary documents on the topic; and an annotated list of important books, scholarly journals, and nonprint sources for further research. It closes with a detailed chronology, glossary of terms, and subject index.


Youth in Foster Care

Youth in Foster Care

Author: Bonita Evans

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Published: 1997

Total Pages: 164

ISBN-13: 9780815330202

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Examines the plight of minority children taken from inner cities and placed in foster care in rural areas. Based on case studies, interviews, observation, and secondary sources, shows how they become confused and afraid, are subject to traumatic emotional states, and are often diagnosed with emotional problems and put in special education classes because their social skills are different from their country classmates. Revised from a 1996 Ph.D. dissertation for Walden University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Guidelines for the Development of Foster Care Handbooks

Guidelines for the Development of Foster Care Handbooks

Author: Terry Harrak

Publisher: CWLA Press (Child Welfare League of America)

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780878688128

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Entry into foster care is often a difficult transition for children, particularly when they have very little information on the system. To bridge the information gap, the Youth Involvement Initiative brought together youth currently or formerly in foster care to discuss the use and improvement of foster care handbooks. The basic standards of an effective handbook as developed by the group are documented here. The guidelines also include a list of key questions that should be addressed, critical subject areas to be covered, and an outline of the components of an effective handbook.


The Black Family

The Black Family

Author: Sadye Logan

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2018-05-04

Total Pages: 232

ISBN-13: 0429974205

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With numerous selections designed to reinforce the goal of empowering clients to take charge of their lives, this revised and updated second edition of The Black Family serves a two-fold purpose. It extends the small but growing body of strength-oriented literature to include African-American families and it serves as a natural extension of current texts on African-American families to provide social workers and the education community with a broader framework for understanding the needs of Black families. Offering both a research orientation and a practice perspective, this book should appeal to social work educators and practitioners involved in family services, health and mental health settings, and child and public welfare.


Resource Foster Parent’s Survival Guide

Resource Foster Parent’s Survival Guide

Author: Cheryl Mitchell-Welch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Published: 2014-04-17

Total Pages: 228

ISBN-13: 1493173189

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After thinking for many years how I could make a difference, I am elated to finish my first project and begin working to assist emancipated foster youth acquire a more suitable standard of living. Over the years I developed a passion for helping the less fortunate, the underserved, the weary and exhausted. At one time, I was the less fortunate, part of the underserved, and I felt weary and exhausted after some of the choices I made; until I met someone who encouraged me to do something different with my life. My friend encouraged me to dream! He provided me with the strength and courage to stand for what is right and “do” something about the injustice I witnessed. His advice, love, hugs, and shoulder to cry on always kept me feeling secure and confident. My decision to write this book was sparked by the young people which crossed my path and allowed me to take a tiny peak into their lives. In addition to the people who have the passion and desire to make a difference in the lives of our troubled youth. All of us can do something to encourage or inspire someone, whether we become foster parents, volunteer in our community, mentor a youth, spend time with the elderly or spend time in the classroom. Each act of kindness will propel our future in the right direction. By you making the decision to purchase this book, you have made a conscience decision to improve the outcomes for current and former foster youth. You are extraordinary and exceptional and I want to personally thank you for taking action to help today’s abused, neglected and abandoned children. Your efforts do not go unrecognized. We appreciate every act of kindness, every encouraging word, every listening ear, and every understanding heart. As you read through this book and obtain the necessary information to assist you in caring for traumatized children, we appreciate your thoughts, comments, and concerns. Please log onto our website: http://www.finding-solutions.org and send us your thoughts, comments, and or questions. It is important that we keep the line of communication open and you provide us with feedback that can assist in furthering our mission, as well as, you feeling comfortable delivering services to our most valuable resources.


Life After Foster Care

Life After Foster Care

Author: Loring Paul Jones

Publisher:

Published:

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13:

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This book apprises readers of the present conditions of former and emancipated foster youth, provides evidence-based best practices regarding their experiences, and proposes new policies for ensuring better outcomes for these children upon discharge from foster care. For most American youth, the transition to adulthood is gradual and aided by support from parents and others. In contrast, foster youth are expected to arrive at self-sufficiency abruptly and without the same level of support. Such an expectation may be due in part to what Loring Paul Jones has found in his research: that many of the studies conducted thus far have been fragmented and incomplete, often focusing on a particular state or agency that may follow policies not applicable nationwide. This book connects the dots between these disparate studies to provide child welfare practitioners, policy makers, and students with a broader picture of the state of American youth following discharge from foster care. It examines not only child welfare policies but also related policies in areas such as housing and education that may contribute to the success or failure of foster youth in society. It additionally draws lessons from successful programs to provide readers with the tools needed to develop foster and after-care systems that more closely mirror the support afforded to youth in the general population.


Handbook of Foster Youth

Handbook of Foster Youth

Author: Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2018-03-22

Total Pages: 510

ISBN-13: 1351168231

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Currently, there are over 400,000 youth living in foster care in the United States, with over 20,000 aging out of the child welfare system each year. Foster youth are more prone to experience short- and long-term adverse developmental outcomes including diminished academic achievement and career opportunities, poor mental and overall health, financial struggles, homelessness, early sexual intercourse, and substance abuse, many of these outcomes are risk factors for involvement in the juvenile justice system. Despite their challenges, foster youth have numerous strengths and positive assets that carry them through their journeys, helping them to overcome obstacles and build resilience. The Handbook of Foster Youth brings together a prominent group of multidisciplinary experts to provide nuanced insights on the complex dynamics of the foster care system, its impact on youth’s lives, and the roles of institutions and policies in the foster system. It discusses current gaps and future directions as well as recommendations to advance the field. This book provides an opportunity to reflect on the many challenges and strengths of foster youth and the child welfare system, and the combined efforts of caregivers, community volunteers, policy makers, and the professionals and researchers who work with them.