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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.
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Krebs and Pitcoff contend that the primary goal of foster care for teenagers should be rigorous preparation for a fully productive adult life and that the standard life skills curriculum currently in place is woefully inadequate for this purpose.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krebs, Betsy, 1963-
Beyond the foster care system.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607678784
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Krebs; Paul Pitcoff
ISBN: 0813538289 9780813538280
OCLC Number: 61461552
Description: xxii, 238 pages ; 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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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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"This book offers brilliant insights into helping disadvantaged teenagers turn their lives around. It is gripping to read, offering very engaging stories of young people struggling to find a place in Read more...

 
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