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Kaye Gibbons' Ellen Foster - Ellen, who is a young girl, lived with her sick mother and her alcoholic father. Her father was very abusive, both mentally, physically and sexually. He was not the father that most read about in story books. Her mother was sick with heart problems and was not very functional. Ellen was convinced her dad would kill her and her mother. Ellen's mother took a bunch of pills and Ellen tried to get her to vomit them up. Her father, who is not concerned at all, tells Ellen to let her be, she would sleep it off....   [tags: alcoholism, child abuse, review]
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Ellen Foster - Center stage in Kaye Gibbons’ inspiring bildungsroman, Ellen Foster, is the spunky heroine Ellen Foster. At the start of the novel, Ellen is a fiery nine-year old girl. Her whole life, especially the three years depicted in Ellen Foster, Ellen is exposed to death, neglect, hunger and emotional and physical abuse. Despite the atrocities surrounding her, Ellen asks for nothing more than to find a “new mama” to love her. She avoids facing the harsh reality of strangers and her own family’s cruelty towards her by using different forms of escapism....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1285 words
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Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons - This book is about a girl name Ellen Foster who is ten years old. Her mother committed suicide by over dosing on her medication. When Ellen tried to go look for help for her mother her father stopped her. He told them that if she looked for helped he would kill them both. After her mother died she was left under her fathers custody. Her father was a drunk. He would physically and mentally abuse her. Ellen was forced to pay bills, go grocery shopping, cook for herself, and do everything else for herself....   [tags: Book Review] 936 words
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Ellen Foster Book Report - Author Biography Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Growing up she loved to write. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1978 and went on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While in college she wrote her first book, Ellen Foster, it was a huge success. Ellen Foster won the Sue Kaufinan Award for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and many other awards. Also, it has recently been translated into many languages and gained recognition worldwide....   [tags: essays research papers] 2136 words
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Ellen Foster - Kaye Gibbons, the author of the novel Ellen Foster, believes that a quote from the Emerson’s “Self Reliance” is connected with Ellen’s struggle to survive and find her way in the world. The first line of this quote says, “Cast the bantling on the rocks” is related to Ellen herself. A bantling is an abandoned child. Ellen is a bantling even though she was not abandoned, she was deprived of a normal childhood. Her life as a child was extremely hard, physically and emotionally. She never had a mother or father take care of her through her entire youth....   [tags: Free Essays] 379 words
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Ellen Foster - At the age of ten, most children are dependent on their parents for everything in their lives needing a great deal of attention and care. However, Ellen, the main character and protagonist of the novel Ellen Foster, exemplifies a substantial amount of independence and mature, rational thought as a ten-year-old girl. The recent death of her mother sends her on a quest for the ideal family, or anywhere her father, who had shown apathy to both she and her fragile mother, was not. Kaye Gibbons’ use of simple diction, unmarked dialogue, and a unique story structure in her first novel, Ellen Foster, allows the reader to explore the emotions and thoughts of this heroic, ten-year-old girl modeled...   [tags: essays research papers] 748 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster Ellen Foster is the compelling story of a young girl who is thrust into reality at a very early age. Written by Kaye Gibbons, the novel is a documentary of the saga of growing up. It is a recurring theme, growing up, depicted through many events over the course of this girl^s childhood. This growing up theme is evident through the experiences she has, as well as the many hardships she faces. Ellen^s awkward situation of two dead parents forces her to lose her innocence at a young age, and mature much faster than any other person her age....   [tags: essays papers] 788 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster The majority of families were once considered perfect. The father went to work everyday, while the mother stayed at home and cared for her two children, “Henry” and “Sue”. The children never fought and the parents were involved in all the community events. Our society has grown to accept that there is no such thing as a perfect family. Eleven-year-old Ellen from the book Ellen Foster, by Kaye Gibbons, grows up in a household where her father is an abusive alcoholic and her mother is too sick to complete everyday tasks....   [tags: essays papers] 1450 words
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Ellen Foster - Ellen Foster "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy." [P.1], says eleven-year-old Ellen. Thus the young narrator begins her life-story, in the process painting an extraordinary self-portrait. “Ellen Foster” is a powerful story of a young girl growing up in a burdensome world. As one reads this work presented by Kaye Gibbons, a chill runs down their back. Ellen, the main character is faced with a hard life dealing with endless losses, with the deaths of both her parents and her grandmother being included....   [tags: Essays Papers] 662 words
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Comparing Characters of Ellen Foster and Into the Wild - Comparing Characters of Ellen Foster and Into the Wild The raging cold screams against his back at night. Her father's drunken jeers make her shiver as she cowers in the corner of her room. Both have natural families, yet both have been driven to flee from these families. She flees because her life amongst family is terrifying, loveless, and oppressive. He flees because he believes that his family has grown arrogant and materialistic, and is thus oppressive as well. She is the title character of Kaye Gibbons' Ellen Foster, and he is Chris McCandless, a real young man portrayed by Jon Krakauer in Into the Wild....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 878 words
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The Strong Beliefs of Aerin from McKinley's Hero and the Crown and Ellen from Gibbon's Ellen Foster - The Strong Beliefs of Aerin from McKinley's Hero and the Crown and Ellen from Gibbon's Ellen Foster In the 1970's, rock artist David Bowie wrote a hit song entitled "Changes" that included these lines: "And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds/Are immune to your consultations/They're quite aware of what they're going through." These lyrics hint at the numerous weighty issues young teenagers must resolve while going through the "changes" that will lead to a development of adult moral codes....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 852 words
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The Third in the Series, Ellen Hopkins’ Fallout - ... All three children struggle with the temptation of drugs, since the inherited predisposition of their mother’s addiction. They have three different dads and the same mom, who are an addict in some shape or form. One is in foster care bouncing from home to home, and another has never even seen or talked to her parents. Whenever one of them messes up something in their life, the excuse of why is because of the same three things their lack of a normal life, their mom, or their dad. None of them ever take responsibility for their own actions, but at the same time their parents are to blame....   [tags: mother's addiction, crystal meth, repercussions ] 694 words
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Foster Care and Its Effects - Foster Care and Its Effects Many children are suffering due to various complications in their life. Children of all ages end up in the foster care system year after year. Their hardships influence them to feel really depressed and stoic. Many people do not read autobiographies, but the book, Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter teaches people about the complications of a first-hand foster child, how the foster care system is, and book reviews of famous authors and well-known magazines, as well....   [tags: Foster, Care, Courter]
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Amateur City - Amateur City, a city filled with confusion and intolerable human behavior. In this detective fiction novel, Katherine Forrest demonstrates the social, sexual and power dynamic of each character which all leads to the curious homicide of Fergus Parker. In Forrest’s Amateur City there are multiple analysis regarding the characters of the “Modern Office” also including the detective Kate Delafield. Amateur City portrays a huge hierarchy of the predominant human society in which the class of race, ethnicity and gender are all divided in the image of Forrest’s characters....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Katherine Foster] 1629 words
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Orphanages and Foster Care - There is a great need to care for the neglected, abandoned, and orphaned children of the world. While most of the world uses orphanages to accommodate this need, the United States uses the foster care program. Both programs are beneficial, but the foster care system better tends to the needs of these orphaned children. When orphanages were first established in the United States, they accomplished the task that they were set up to do. Orphanages began in the 1800’s during the industrial boom (Keiger)....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Children]
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Poor Educational Achievement and Opportunities for Foster Youth - “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life”(Plato). Plato’s assessment was accurate, because the importance of learning enables individuals to put their potentials to optimal use. The foster care system can handicap the educational achievement of children. This handicap can follow those children beyond the scholastic world and into the professional world. Today, seventy percent of teens that break away from foster care report that they want to attend college, but less than fifty percent graduate from high school....   [tags: foster kids, foster care, Education]
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The Difficulties of Providing Foster Care in Michigan - “Foster care is a substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians because the guardians are no longer able to care for them. This includes, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre adoptive homes” (Johnson). To become a foster parent there are many steps. Each step is tedious in order to make sure that the parent(s) is safe and reliable enough to take care of children not their own....   [tags: social issues, foster care]
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Foster Care Uncovered - Foster care is an agency that takes in more than 250,000 children EVERY year. With this many children entering the system every year; the amount of problems on finding the right caregiver for the child increases tremendously. When these problems are created there are many effects that can happen to the child that can last short-term and unfortunately long-term. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions for these problems that everyone can do so that everyone's position is improved. Foster care agencies can create negative situations due to the selection of the caregiver and the plethora, deluge, profusion, surplus, vast, prodigious, immense of problems that are created; however, there are se...   [tags: vulnerable children, foster parents]
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History and Overview of Foster Care in America - Foster Care There is nearly 400,000 children in out-of-home care in the United States right now (Children’s Right). Just about every day children are being shipped in and out of foster homes and group homes. Most people want the best for children in foster care and decide to take care of them until their parents can possibly recover. The foster care system can have both a negative or positive effect on children, foster parents, and biological parents because of the gaps in the system. Foster cannot not be avoided but the some aspects of the foster care system can be avoided if the missing gaps were filled....   [tags: Foster Bill of Rights, Social Issues]
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The Challenges of Foster Kids after They Turn 18 - ... Currently in the state of North Carolina the LINKS program is used. The LINKS program seeks to help build a network of relevant services with youth so that they will have ongoing connections with family, friends, mentors, the community, employment, education, financial assistance, skills training, and other resources to facilitate the transition to adulthood. (DHHS links program). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the LINKS transitional program designed to prepare foster care youth for adulthood....   [tags: foster care system] 1149 words
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Importance of a Family: Foster Kids Need Support Too - Last time I remember my family being bright and happy as a whole was probably seven years ago. My family members were my perseverance, my strength, and most importantly my friends who always supported me. When I fell down, it was their hands and smiles that gave me strength to get back on my feet, when I felt like giving up, it was their arms that opened widely to embrace and receive me. As joyful as we can be, I thought my family, was the most beautiful and most pure thing that lived in my life....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Care] 2667 words
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Youth in Foster Care Populations At Risk - A population-at-risk I have chosen was the youth aging-out of foster care. By calling it "age-out" I’m referring to it as occurring both before and after leaving foster care. Nationally, there are 20,000 youth in foster care who are at the aging out of foster care. Generally, these children has been abused or neglected. There are those who feel as if foster care can have some type of impact on this particular lifestyle for these youth adults aging out of this care. Some feel that there may be some foster care homes that may possibly not help the child deal with their situation for leaving their family homes....   [tags: Foster Children]
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Ellen Moore - Ellen Moore (A): Living and Working in Bahrain 1.     What would you advise Ellen to do and why. What should be her objectives. Are there objectives and actions consistent with what you would do if you were in her situation. Even though Bahrain tended to be more progressive than many Middle Eastern countries in its attitude toward women, there were still many inequalities between genders. The current situation is that Ellen’s general manager asked her to change her mind about accepting the Account controlling position because of discriminatory practices in Bahrain....   [tags: Case Analysis Ellen Moore Essays Questions] 1537 words
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Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette - Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette Eliza Wharton has sinned. She has also seduced, deceived, loved, and been had. With The Coquette Hannah Webster Foster uses Eliza as an allegory, the archetype of a woman gone wrong. To a twentieth century reader Eliza's fate seems over-dramatized, pathetic, perhaps even silly. She loved a man but circumstance dissuaded their marriage and forced them to establish a guilt-laden, whirlwind of a tryst that destroyed both of their lives. A twentieth century reader may have championed Sanford's divorce, she may have championed the affair, she may have championed Eliza's acceptance of Boyer's proposal....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster The Coquette]
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David Foster Wallace in Doubletakes - David Foster Wallace in Doubletakes The one author whose style I could appreciate most and who I could connect with best in “Doubletakes” was David Foster Wallace. His ability to capture one moment that most people would normally take for granted and to freeze this moment like it is occurring in slow motion, taking into account all five human senses (touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing), color imagery, similes, metaphors and all of his unique description of the scenes surrounding the actions of the main character really make him stand out in my mind....   [tags: David foster Wallace Doubletakes Essays] 660 words
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Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster - Using The Mythology of Love to Analyze Amy Foster In Amy Foster, Joseph Conrad has written a great story that shows the different types of love felt between Amy and Yanko as described by Joseph Campbell in his essay on The Mythology of Love. The relationship of Yanko and Amy is dynamic and changes as the story progresses. At first, Amy feels compassion for Yanko; she does not see the differences between him and the English people as the others of Brenzett do. However, later in the story, compassion turns to passion....   [tags: Amy Foster Essays] 1003 words
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Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette - Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette                       Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette, published in 1797, has long been regarded as a sentimental novel with little literary quality. Though The Coquette was a best seller at publication and remained in print for most of the 19th century, critics gave it little attention other than to ridicule the novel. Not until 1978 with the publishing of Walter Wenska’s The Coquette and the American Dream of Freedom did Foster’s book receive critical attention and praise....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster Croquette Essays]
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Taking a Look at Ellen Degenres - ... DeGeneres even launched the PSA titled Be Kind in her effort to spread awareness. Although she might just be one of many advocators against bullying, her popularity greatly contributed to the spread of the movement. With Ellen DeGeneres's effort, America is one step closer to eradicating bullying. During national crisis, Ellen DeGeneres reaches out to many Americans to comfort and relieve them. After the attack on September 11, 2001, DeGeneres's performance as a host in the Emmy Awards, while inappropriately timed, was perfectly balanced between "wit and heartfelt emotion."1 Furthermore, Ellen DeGeneres was able to effectively utilized her show to help victims of Hurricane Katrina; The...   [tags: beloved media icon and entertainment pioneer] 517 words
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A Brief Biography of Ellen Degenres - ... The origin of DeGeneres's stand-up comedy started in small clubs and coffee houses. However, Ellen DeGeneres's career was not jumpstarted until 1981, when she performed as the emcee for Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans. In the early 1980s, Ellen began to tour around America; she was named as Showtime's Funniest Person in America by 1982.3 Consequently in 1986, DeGeneres appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, whom compared her to Bob Newhart.4 Furthermore, DeGeneres was the first comedienne to be summoned to an onscreen chat with Carson after her performance.5 Ellen DeGeneres's first appearance on television shows include Open House (1989) and Laurie Hill (1992); her firs...   [tags: lesbian icon and talkshow host, comedian] 704 words
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Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier - Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier The concept of male estrangement in an alien environment is portrayed in both Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster, as well as in Rebecca West’s book, The Return of the Soldier. First, there are adverse reactions to the male protagonists’ placement in their environments. The reactions vary between the protagonists and the people they come into contact with. Second, there are similarities and differences between the way the two authors chose to explore the situations presented....   [tags: West Soldier Conrad foster seclusion Essays] 2160 words
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show - "I think what saved me is being honest. I think I somehow had the courage to do something and to say something that I knew would possibly end my career. Instead of making business more important, I made my soul and my life more important. And I think by being truthful, and being honest, that saved me"- Ellen DeGeneres . Ellen DeGeneres, well-known for her humorous talk-show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is not just any comedian; she is defiantly one of most inspiring and touching key figures in the world....   [tags: comedian, gay's equality]
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French Lessons by Ellen Sussman - ... I didn't understand when I started perusing this book that despite the fact that the characters were joined by the way that they are all French dialect mentors in Paris, whatever is left of the book is really separate stories of what each of them gets up to in the city with their most recent understudies, and the impacts this has on them as individuals. The book begins with the three mentors, Chantal, Nico and Philippe meeting in a bistro, anticipating their scholars for the day, not hoping to be managed the hands they are....   [tags: story and character analysis] 789 words
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Biography of Ellen DeGeneres - Coming Into Society With Pride “To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are. I’m happy being who I am. I’m confident, I live honestly and truthfully.” (DeGeneres 6). This quote is crucial for the reader to keep in mind, for it completely embodies the essence of Ellen DeGeneres, her life, and what she stands for: confidence, honesty, and happiness. This is one example of the many wise and inspiring words of Ellen DeGeneres. The inspiring qualities of Ellen DeGeneres are not limited to her words; her actions inspire and influence the same....   [tags: sexuality, life and atributes] 2422 words
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Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster - Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and A Place Called Heaven by Cecil Foster Racism cruelly and completely corrupts the heart, body and intelligence not only of the oppressed, but it dehumanizes and brutalizes even the oppressors. In the autobiographical diaries, Black Like Me, written by John Howard Griffin, and A Place Called Heaven, written by Cecil Foster, both main characters alter their lifestyles, one in America, one in Canada, only to suffer raw hate, violence, crudity and inhumanity from white racists....   [tags: Black Like Griffin Heaven Foster Essays] 2163 words
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Ellen Hopkin's Perfect - Perfection. Synopsis: Perfect follows the lives of four high school seniors all on the relentless pursuit of perfection. Each teenager defines the word differently, so they each take different paths in order to achieve their goal. Their connection may not seem evident because they are not necessarily friends. Their connection, however, is found through their avoidance of failure: the lengths they go to in order to satisfy unreasonable expectations. Cara is the most well-rounded character, "perfect" in every sense of word....   [tags: literary and character analysis]
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Vera Ellen Wang - ... Vera also ice skated as a kid, she started figure skating at the age of six (6). She competed in the nineteen eighty-six (1986) U.S. Figure Skating Championships. She was also featured in Sport’s Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd in the January nineteen sixty-eight (1968) issue. While she was training to be in the Olympics, she failed to make the team in nineteen sixty-eight, but soon after she submerged herself in her second love, Fashion. Vera Wang attended and graduated The Chapin School in nineteen sixty-seven (1967), then attended The University of Paris which she transferred to while attending the Sarah Lawrence college as a transfer student....   [tags: New York City, fashion designer] 974 words
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia - ... Sirleaf was arrested again on November 13 1985 by Doe's forces. She was released in July 1986 and escaped the country and flew to the United States later that year. Sirleaf supported Charles Taylor's fight against Doe, helping raise money for the war. As the presidential candidate for the Unity Party, she placed second in the election, getting 25% of the vote and Charles Taylor's got 75%. Sirleaf left the country soon after and again went into exile in Abidjan. Sirleaf made another attempt to run for president as the candidate of the Unity Party in the 2005 general election....   [tags: Politician, Africa] 601 words
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A Life in the System: Foster Care - “Half of her life has been spent in a crib, the other half with an abusive uncle.” When entering foster care “she could barely walk and was covered with bites from an older cousin; her teeth were black from rot, and her hair was bald in a spot where her raging uncle used to grab it submerging her head in a toilet,” said Patti Jones, author of “Programs Benefit Those Who Take in Abused Children” as published in The Seattle Times. The foster care system helps many children escape from bad situations, but the system still needs a lot of work....   [tags: centers, homes, situations, work] 2596 words
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The Truth behind The Foster System - Children play a key component in lives today. Unfortunately many children do not have the ability of having a stable home or school to call their own, while parents are not in the picture as well. This is an issue that is ignored by society and most importantly the government; in some cases. Without the foster system, children would be left abandon and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need. The American foster systems are failing; however, they can be improved through mentoring programs and finding more stable homes for foster children....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Foster Care Is Beneficial for Children - SEP Paper Only te n percent of children that are found abused are placed into foster care. The other ninety percent of children that are found being abused or neglected do not receive help. The goal of foster care is to help provide a stable, safe, and nurturing environment. “Foster care is the temporary placement of children and youth with families outside of their own home due to child abuse or neglect (Foster Parent Information par. 2)”. Children should have the opportunity to leave a harmful environment and to be placed somewhere safe and protected....   [tags: protecting children from abuse and neglect] 1457 words
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Taking a Look at Foster Care - ... The second, emergency foster care, is one which provides crisis care and in which there would be no prior notice and could last anywhere from a few hours to 30 days. The third kind, regular foster care, seeks to provide temporary care until the child is placed back with their parents/guardians or another permanent living situation is provided. The fourth and final kind is called “Fos-Adopt”, where foster parents will provide care for children whom they would wish to adopt if they became legally free for adoption....   [tags: social services system] 1082 words
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Foster Care: Lost or Fogotten - Foster Care: Lost or Forgotten “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” Calvin Coolidge puts these words together to form an understanding of the effort it takes to develop children. When parents could not meet these needs, or were unable to care for their children, a system was set up to benefit them and their children. Foster Care is when a minor is placed in a group or private home, with a state-certified caregiver, these caregivers are known as foster parents....   [tags: parenting, children, development]
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Life and Music of Stephen Foster - ... Susanna” was his first big hit. He married Jane Denny MacDowell at the age of 24 and launched his career as a professional songwriter with 12 compositions already in print. Another account of his life says that Stephen composed in a flash of inspiration, songs that expressed his sentiment of American antebellum South. Until 1960 when he left for New York, Stephen remained in Pittsburgh composing. After studying the various music and poetic styles in the United States as a professional songwriter, he decided to write the people's music....   [tags: composer, civil war, songwriter] 827 words
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Magdoff and Foster Were Right on - ... This is true in all countries, US and China alike, "A growth rate in the mid-2 percent range signifies an economy merely treading water. Population growth and technological improvement mean that the United States is capable of increasing its economic output by 2.5 to 3 percent per year indefinitely” (25). Last quarter, China’s growth was estimated at 7.8% however this number includes buildings and cities that aren’t even occupied. The Chinese government’s goal in creating these empty buildings and shopping malls was to give its citizens the opportunity to invest in property since they are not allowed to invest abroad, and the volatility of the stock market proves to be an unreliable ch...   [tags: pollution in China] 1959 words
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Aging Out of Foster Care - For many teenagers, their 18th birthday is an exciting time in their lives. They are finally becoming a legal adult, and are free from the rules and restrictions created under their parents. But not all teens feel the same joy about this coming of age. For the hundreds of thousands of children living in foster care in the United States, this new found freedom brings anxiety and fear. Where will they live after turning 18. How will they get the medications they may need. How will they find a job with little to no experience....   [tags: homeless teenagers]
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Is Foster Care Really Better? - “In the United States, foster care operates on the local level, rather than on the national level” (Harris, 2004).The state’s division of social services and part of the state department of health and human services run the whole foster care service (Harris, 2004). The foster care system is great when they remove children from harm but they need to do better background checks which would cut down on multiple moves, figure out a better system of getting children out of the system and into homes, and they need to figure out how to accommodate out of state parents....   [tags: Family Issues]
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The Truth About Foster Care - After the television became a family household item, Americans celebrated the traditional family. Everywhere a person looked, they would find the typical husband and wife with 2.5 children. Even presidential candidates oozed the essence of a perfect family (Coontz, 2011). Even though the traditional family is changing, one opponent stands to challenge the picture-perfect family: foster care. The concept of placing a child who has suffered from abuse or neglect is not new. In 1853, Loring Brace took notice of the increased number of children living on the streets and thus began the first non-profit foster home (Chittom & Wagner, n.d.)....   [tags: nuclear family, traditional values]
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Sibling Visitation in Foster Care - ... Another reason for separating siblings is in cases of sibling sexual or physical abuse (Leathers, 2005). Another known challenge in maintaining sibling connection results in the fact that siblings sometimes enter care at different times. There are even times when children enter care through different agencies, different jurisdictions, and some children may have not lived together prior to entering foster care (Kernan, 2005). Social workers in rural areas are faced with fewer resources which mean less placement options....   [tags: child protection services]
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A Need to Foster and Adoption - ... An adoptive child may also be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADD is when a child has trouble paying attention to important events like school, dinner, and homework. ADHD is when a child is hyperactive and cannot pay attention or sit still. When a child is diagnosed with ADD or ADHD that problem needs to be handled. There are doctors that specialize in ADD and ADHD and will evaluate the child to see if that child has ADD or ADHD....   [tags: parents, special needs, physical problems] 1370 words
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A Foster Girl Who Blossomed - I started working at an elementary school by my house in December of 2004. I was hired as a One on One in a first through third grade Special Education class room to work with a student with autism. Working in the class room I noticed that the teacher needed extra help with the other students, so I took that on too. I met a special little girl in this class that seemed to be withdrawn from her peers and some of the teachers. When, I met her she had chopped blonde hair to her ears with dirt on her face, and drool coming down her chin....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1147 words
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Abuse in Foster Care - “About two-thirds of children admitted to public care have experienced abuse and neglect, and many have potentially been exposed to domestic violence, parental mental illness and substance abuse” (Dregan and Gulliford). These children are being placed into foster care so that they can get away from home abuse, not so they can move closer towards it. The foster children’s varied outcomes of what their adult lives are is because of the different experiences they grew up with in their foster homes....   [tags: public care, residencial care]
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Who is Stephen Foster? - ... This early start in his musical career gave Foster the opportunity to write over 200 songs in the short lifespan that he had. The early musical talent Foster developed as a child gave him the desire to become a musician and songwriter which led to many songs that are well known through American history. Stephen Foster lived during the 1800s when the question of slavery was a huge problem in the United States. Foster grew up in Pennsylvania in the north, therefore him and his family did not own slaves....   [tags: biography, musician, songwriter, 1800's]
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Howards End by E.M. Foster - In the novel Howards End by E.M. Forster, the notion of connection is one that is evident throughout the novel. Forster captures this notion through the contrast of the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes who represent very different approaches to life. The Schlegel family represent the liberal intelligentsia and social attitudes of a rapidly expanding and changing London in the era in which this novel was written. With German ancestry their continental manners, philosophy and culture convey a cosmopolitanism that finds understanding and nourishment in their social circle....   [tags: The Schlegel family, Margaret and Henry]
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Children in Foster Care - Many children and young adults have been placed under a foster care system. Foster care is the term used for a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state certified caregiver known as a " foster parent". The placement of the the child is usually arranged through the government or a social service agency. Imagine yourself, or even someone else being separated from their families. Having that confused look on your face, tears running down your cheeks....   [tags: social issues, traditional care]
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Who Killed Vincent Foster? - Vince Foster suicide perhaps is not as mysterious as the conspiracy theory let us to believe. Maybe it was just a suicide, or perhaps Vince could not deal with the Capitol’s twists and turns of politics. In this study, we will explore two articles based on the premises that Vince depression was the catalyst that led him to commit suicide. The third article review brings us back to the conspiracy circle, why news agencies wanted to kill the story so fast. The deeper we go, the more twisted the story line appears....   [tags: former White House counsel, suicide] 846 words
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Foster School of Business - Foster School of Business I was born in a small village in the outskirts of Uzbekistan. It is one of the poorest and most isolated areas of the country. The economy of the region, as well as of the whole country was supported by the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan was burdened with high unemployment, rapid inflation, and shattered infrastructure that could not support any economic revival. Most families, especially those in suburbs of the country, were struggling to get by....   [tags: Personal Statement] 1214 words
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Foster Care - Introduction In todays’ society many Americans never think about our foster care system. Foster care is when a child is temporarily placed with another family. This child may have been abused, neglected, or may be a child who is dependent and can survive on their own but needs a place to stay. Normally the child parents are sick, alcohol or drug abusers, or may even be homeless themselves. We have forgotten about the thousands of children who are without families and living in foster homes. Many do not even know how foster care came about....   [tags: English Poor Law, Benjamin Eaton, Title IV-E]
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Ellen Degeneres´ Commencement Speech in Tulane University, 2009 - Ellen DeGeneres Commencement Speech 2009 Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans in 2005. Everyone at Tulane University had an uncertainty if they would be able to regain back their future. It was an obstacle for the students to overcome, but they later on prevailed and attended their graduation. Being a comedian you wouldn’t expect someone to give such a wonderful commencement speech. The guest speaker for the Katrina class of 2009 at Tulane University was Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen gives a speech that not only acknowledges the class’s achievements but inspires them to be greater....   [tags: Graduates, Show Host, New Orleans] 650 words
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The Personalities of May and Ellen Illustrated in the Novel The Age of Innocence - In the novel, “The Age of Innocence” two of the main characters come to be introduced in the first chapter where they are seen at the Opera house. Newland Archer, a well respected lawyer of New York looks across from his box seat to see his newly engaged fiancée May Welland. Sitting next to her, he sees May’s mother and aunt. Next to them he sees a woman who is familiar to him-she is May’s cousin, Ellen Olenska. These two women play important roles throughout the whole novel. There are two different personality types which are displayed in both May and Ellen....   [tags: Age of Innocence] 1073 words
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The Stucco House by Ellen Gilchrist - The Stucco House by Ellen Gilchrist "The Stucco House" by Ellen Gilchrist is a story about seven year old boy named Teddy who lives with his mother and step father, Eric. Because of the existing circumstances concerning his family's relationships, especially between his mom and step dad, the boy seems "scared of everything" as seen by Eric. However this fear is not fear in the pure sense but is mixed in with other emotions such as confusion, disappointment and uncertainty. The child's true fear is losing his stepfather Eric resulting from a possible future divorce from his mother....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
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Foster Care - There are too many children in foster care. Despite federal legislation (viz., the Adoption and Safe Family Act [ASFA], among other legislative directives) designed to reduce the number of children in care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2010) indicates that of the 285,000 children exiting care in 2008, only 52 percent were reunified with their parents or primary caretakers. Although ASFA also has statutory guidelines designed to reduce the amount of time required for the courts to decide permanent placement for children that have been removed from their parents, children exiting foster care in 2008 spent an average of 21.8 months in state custody (U.S....   [tags: Social Issues, Adoption and Safe Family Acta] 2114 words
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Great Speeches from History: Ellen Page - On the 14 February 2014, Ellen Page a nominated Oscar actress came out as gay in a speech that can be recognised as one of the most famous and well known speeches of current times and history. In this essay I will explain how Page’s fame profile and leading influence in the film industry and the world, her vocabulary and language applied in her speech, the deliverance and presentation of the speech and the topic of discrimination amongst the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) itself contributes to the overall popularity of the speech....   [tags: Oscar nominated actress]
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The Truth behind the Foster Care System - As family structure changes children pay the biggest price. They may lose the luxury of a stable home or school to call their own, when parent are no longer in the picture either. This is an issue that is largely ignored by society and most importantly the government. Without the foster system, children would be left abandoned and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need. But, foster care in America is inadequate for all American foster children and needs to be improved....   [tags: Social Services]
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The History and Progression of the Foster Care System - This paper will contain research done about foster care, including a brief history and progressing along to the system today. This research interested me because it is a professional career option after graduation. I found both positives and negatives about the foster care system that children and foster parents go through on a daily basis. As the paper progresses I will be explaining these positives and negatives in more detail. Throughout the paper I will be referencing different scholarly sources that explain foster care in different ways....   [tags: children, welfare, temporary] 2496 words
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Ellen Moore In Korea - 1. Conflicts Analysis The troubled situation of JVC can be attributed to the major conflict between Ellen and Jack, causing another aggravating conflict occurred consequently. a. The major conflict was between Ellen Moore and Jack Kim, with the following symptoms: - They had controversial issues "during the first few weeks because they were clearly stepping upon each other's territory". Ellen understood that she was the co-project manager with Jack, but Jack believed that he was the sole project manager for SI....   [tags: Business Management] 1158 words
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Foster Children’s Development - A child’s background and home life can have an influence on their cognitive and emotional well being. Children learn from teachings, but also from example and watching others. Therefore, what they see in their parents, concerning actions and words, could be what they eventually do and say in their own lives. Children with stable homes and long – lasting relationships are more likely to have better cognitive and social – emotional development, than those who are moving from home to home or live in an unstable home environment....   [tags: education, cognitive development]
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Inner Demons and Endless Tunnels: Ellen Hopkins' Impulse - The feeling of walking down a seemingly endless tunnel of shadows is overwhelming for a vast amount of people. The tunnel is as dark as the blackest part of night, and those individuals cannot see a shining light that represents a hopeful end to their troubles. Some experience an inability to recover from hardship or stress in their lives, while others may have a lack of self-confidence or sense of purpose. These are the people who have the hardest time seeing that light at the end of the tunnel and might do just about anything to find a way out....   [tags: novels, teenage-related difficulties]
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Comparison: Jacob Riis & Mary Ellen Mark - Documentary Photography One has often heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When a person looks at a picture, it could take them back to their past or it could take them to a place they have never been. Photographs have the ability to describe scenes in a way that words cannot. One branch of photography, documentary photography, is particularly good at stepping in when words fail. Documentary photography was first introduced in the twentieth century when pictures were first used as a visual language....   [tags: Documentary Photographers, History]
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Research Paper: Foster Care In Michigan - Foster care is a substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians because they are no longer able to care for them. This includes, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre adoptive homes. Many people ask how to get involved in foster care. There are many foster care agencies around the state of Michigan; some government-ran, others privately-ran....   [tags: social services programs and policies]
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The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji by Ellen Goodman - ... And it will make me to decide what stuff I want to buy. Also, I think I am a member of control weight, because every day I would like to keep a good image to others. So as a result of control weight, I have the same problem of eating disorders as well. Besides, the actors are “going thin” because they have to suffer huge pressure than ordinary people. And in order to keep good image, they may control their weight but some of them seems to have eating problem. For example, from the image of Calista Flockhart on Screen Actors Guild Award, she looks very thin with eating problem in 1998....   [tags: rhetorical analysis, eating disorders]
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The Obama Effect, Perhaps Written by Ellen Horne - ... This article portrayed “new research” about the “Obama Effect” and based on the article, Abumrad states that “performance gap between African Americans and Whites on a 20 question test administered before Mr. Obama nomination all but disappeared after his acceptance speech and again after the presidential election” (Horne, 2009). It is mentioned in the podcast that blacks scored “poorly” on these GRE exams but “after Barack Obama had become [a] nominee… had given an acceptance speech and …[got] elected as [the] president” the test scores of both whites and blacks became “the same” as these tests were taken during Obama’s election time (Horne, 2009)....   [tags: article analysis, podcast] 771 words
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Strengthening The Foster Care and Adoption System - Many potential adopted parents have experienced heartbreak, anguish and other problems that can be associated with adoption. There is an imbalance in the Nations foster care system and the system needs to be strengthening and the quality of services improved. Despite attempts in the foster care system agencies under the guidelines of the “Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997” (ASFA) to locate suitable homes and families for foster children, many remain in foster care. “Too often, Child Welfare policy and the agencies responsible for it – offices that respond to child abuse and neglect, oversee foster care placements, and seek to reunite children with their parents to find adoptive families...   [tags: Social Work]
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Aging Out of the Foster Care System - ... This program is founded by the Federal Homeless and Runaway Act, such as the Covenant House program (Margolin, 2009). These are time limited programs, and no one over the age of twenty-one is admitted under any circumstances. Section 8 vouchers are sometimes extended priority for section 8 vouchers. Public housing, created a preference for aged-out youth. The federal law Chafee foster care independent living program, serves youth in foster care between the ages of 14 and 21. These programs assist with employment, education, vocational training, sexual and prevention health, money management, and household skills....   [tags: transitional living programs] 1287 words
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The Synergy Family Foster Care Agency - ... Make another right and you will see a cream hallway walk back a little bit and to the right is a water cooler, and bathroom facilities. Going back into the hallway and again turning to the right you next encounter two offices across from one another the one on the left is painted orange, and the one two the right is painted blue. The hallway dead ends as you proceed into the office right ahead of you cream in color used for licensing foster parents, meeting room, and parent training classes....   [tags: children goals, building, right] 670 words
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The Birth of a Family: Foster Care Adoption - Another choice of adoption is foster care adoption, Children in foster care can range in age from a few months to eighteen years old. Once the child is put in foster care the brith parents right are no longer valid. These children feel alone and have no one as family. Be understanding, "While many foster children are happy to have a home, they may not be so easy to please. Some will test your patience by acting up, being sad and/or shy. Don’t expect foster children to be extra grateful and obedient" (What Can You Learn From Your Response 4)....   [tags: birth parents, international adoption] 1065 words
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Ways for Teachesrs to Foster Autonomy in Students - We must acknowledge that different methods of teaching can result in different levels of empowerment in terms of students’ behaviors and outcomes. Recently, learner autonomy has been a major area of interest in foreign language learning. It must be recognized that autonomy is multidimensional and takes different forms in different learning contexts; however, generally speaking, research has shown that autonomous learning allows learners to make the best use of learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom....   [tags: educational system, learning ways, teaching]
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Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace - Animal's rights is the idea that some, or all, nonhuman animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that their most basic interests, such as an interest in not suffering, should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. In David Foster article, "Consider the lobster," he refers the animal rights by talking about the lobster. I agree with David Foster Wallace because it is wrong to boil a living creature just for the pleasure of a person to eat but at the same time I disagree since one must eat whatever he wants and not be stopped because of the thought of it....   [tags: Animal's Rights]
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This Is Water a speech by David Foster Wallace - In David Foster Wallace’s graduation speech, This Is Water, he uses logical and emotional appeals to discuss the importance of critical thinking. Wallace uses the term “conscious” to signal critical thinkers, while those who do not think critically are referred to as “unconscious.” Wallace’s main argument is that a person has the choice to think critically and should do so every day. Wallace’s analysis of consciousness and unconsciousness focusses too heavily on the logical and emotional appeals and ignores the possible ethical arguments that support the development of conscious societies, such as activism....   [tags: graduation speech, critical thinking]
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Consider the Lobster, by David Foster Wallace - I really value health that I wouldn't mind spending a lot of money on it especially when it comes to food. I'm a health buff but I am not trying to be a Vegan but reading Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace makes me curious in some way. Suppose that animal does feel the pain and suffers like human being. Boiling lobster to be specific, when you're about to cook them, do they somehow suffer, feel the pain, or have this emotions. because they struggle a lot in a pot when cooking it and make unnecessary noises....   [tags: article anaylsis, walace]
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Good People, by David Foster Wallace - David Foster Wallace’s “Good People,” is a very touching, powerful story about a young, unwed, Christian couple facing an extremely difficult decision and the moral and religious implications that may result. As the story begins, we are allowed into the head of Lane Dean, a college student, as he sits on a park bench with his girlfriend, Sheri. Lane and Sheri find themselves faced with an unplanned pregnancy, which causes them to battle with several moral and religious dilemmas. Both of them are devout Christians who have built their moral beliefs upon God and their religious upbringing....   [tags: Literary Analysis, religion, abortion]
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