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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foster Care, Is it Really What we Think it Is? - Foster Care, Is it Really What we Think it Is. What is foster care. Foster care is a ward/group home that minors are placed into. They are placed into the hands to what is known as a caregiver or a “foster parent”. The placement of this minor is generally arranged by form of government. Simply put, foster care is a service that helps kids without homes, find a home with loving and suitable parents for that minor. According to the Department of Health and Human services in North Carolina, “Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.” Being in foster ca...   [tags: temporary living arrangement] 1362 words
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Improvement of Foster Care: Stability in the Lives of At-Risk Children - The song “Independence Day”, by Martina McBride, gives the account of an 8-year-old girl’s life, ravaged by her father’s alcoholism. The song ends when she is sent to “the county home,” leaving the listener to wonder, “What next?” A life in foster care is next for that little girl and many others like her. Over 530 thousand children were in foster care in 2009 (“Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings?”). For these foster children, their stay in foster care will affect their future for the rest of their lives....   [tags: Family Issues]
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The Need for Change: The Harmful Effects of the Foster Care System - One of the biggest misconceptions that we have in our country is that foster care is a great thing; well, it’s not. There are so many flaws in our foster care system to even consider it a good idea. With constant reports of abuse, depression, lack of stability, to even the terrible after effects of the foster care system, like homelessness and incarceration; the foster care system hurts more than it helps. Our foster care system is bad for America, but most of all, our children. Chronic abuse and neglect is a huge part of the foster care system....   [tags: chronic abuse, neglect, america, orphans, kids]
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Foster - Twentieth Century Hero - Samuel Selvon's second novel "An Island Is a World" (1955) introduces the readers to the middle-class protagonist, Foster. As the narrative unfolds, Foster is exposed as an introspective cogitating protagonist whose actions do not positively correlate with his thought processes. He can be seen as, "a character whose attractiveness or interest consists of the inability to perform deeds of bravery, courage or generosity." Consequently, it can be said that Foster possesses traits of the common unheroic working-class protagonist present in twentieth century literature....   [tags: World Literature] 2790 words
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Foster Care and Adoptive Parents in the Latino Community - ... Traditional child welfare services are often seen as lacking cultural competence to the Latino community. Agencies may be located in areas that are inaccessible to Latino individuals. There is also a lack of information and forms in the native language of the individuals, as well as little explanation of the complex processes of foster care and adoptions (Quintanilla, 2002). There is usually little to no staff available to answer their questions in detail, and some Latinos dislike the impersonal nature of contact between them and the agencies (Quintanilla, 2002)....   [tags: policy brief, child welfary system]
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Foster Care: Protecting Bodies but Killing Minds - Throughout America there are hundreds of thousands of children in foster care. These children in foster care have disproportionately high rates of physical, developmental, and mental health problems (Issues). Most of these troubles are caused by the lack of attachment to the foster parents. With the shortage of time at a new house, these children do not bond with the foster parents. Some foster parents are willing to keep the children as long as necessary, but others are selfish and are in the program just for the money....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Stability for the Children Leaving the Foster Care System - Twenty four thousand children each year age out of the foster care system (Fowler, Toro and Miles 1454). Of that number about half of them are African American, followed by Caucasian and then the other minorities. There are many problems facing these children that are placed in the foster care system. Of course the obvious is that they need a place to live while they are under the age of eighteen also that they need love and support from the people that are around them. Another little known problem is that these youths face once they leave the foster care system many find themselves without a permanent housing, housing that they can finally say that it is there’s and no one is going to take...   [tags: Social Issues] 1662 words
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Better Mental Health Outcomes for Young Foster Children - Early childhood mental health initiatives exist throughout the literature. As highlighted in the previous section of this paper, earlier interventions have the ability to establish better mental health outcomes for young foster children, specifically under the age of six. According to Bass et al. (2004), early childhood development programs such as within a Chicago preschool displayed a lower rate of maltreatment for children at risk. As previously discussed, maltreatment and mental health are linked, thus their program has the ability to prevent mental health problems for younger children as well as diminish the exacerbation of mental health issues among those in foster care....   [tags: early childhood mental health initiatives] 909 words
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Unwanted Children: Adoption and Foster Care in the US - ... “Children of color may stay in care longer because they take longer to exit the child welfare system” (Harris-Hackett 2). They were represented in high percentages more than white children. “Children of color were more likely to be represented among referrals investigated, placed in out of home care, have longer lengths of stay and wait longer for adoption”( Harris-Hackett 1). “They claimed children of color are more likely to be poor and being poor can lead to abuse” (Harris-Hackett 2). Most of the children there were abused and didn’t just come from a family that was in poverty....   [tags: family, social issues, broken homes]
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Richard Foster's Book, Innovation: The Attackers Advantage - Innovation, the ability to change and take risk; is a key attribute to success. No company has become successful by keeping their old ways, or staying to the “tried and true” (Foster, 1986). No successful business can stay successful regardless of how much money or technology they have, if they do not know how to keep evolving with time. Success isn’t built off one tool; it is built off a variety of tools. This book taught me that one must constantly adapt to the world around you, because it won’t slow down....   [tags: business, Innovation] 1431 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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Foster Parenting in Nebraska: The Victim's Advocate Project - ... The center has therapists from the University of Nebraska Psychology Department Project SAFE and Lutheran Family Services available on-site for all victims. With over three decades of experience as a victim's advocate specializing in minor children and their non-offending parents, Lynn has helped lead a great number of children and families toward healing and justice. She states that the job is very demanding and can be draining. She states, "It's sometimes difficult to walk out the door and leave the job at work....   [tags: child advocacy center, victims, donations]
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Does The Internet Foster Isola - One of the most talked, known and controversial issues today is the Internet. Internet is a large network made up of a number of smaller networks. Almost every computer in an educational facility and in home and small office use is connected to some type of a network. People spent a lot of time on the Internet, which may make them seem isolated. However, the Internet does not foster isolation, because it may be used for many different things like communication, education, problem solving and etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 988 words
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Gilgamesh's Lesson in Humility in Foster's The Epic of Gilgamesh - Gilgamesh was destined to perfection from birth. He was created as a divine mortal, two thirds divine and one third human (5). He was a man destined to live a lavish life with all the riches a man could ever want. Unfortunately his arrogance and superior strength got in the way (Foster5). Gilgamesh was created by the gods to be perfect in every regard. But what the gods couldn't prepare him for was life and human emotions, instinct etc. Gilgamesh built a wall that protected Uruk, his home (3). He was destined to live a life like a god among his people....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Literary Analysis] 694 words
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Eliza's Responsibility for her Own Downfall in Foster's The Coquette - A coquette is a woman who flirts without a sincere affection to gain the attention of the man. Eliza Wharton does her fair share of flirting in Hannah Webster Foster’s novel. She is stubborn and refuses all the advice she is offered. Eliza misses things right in front of her and doesn’t realize her mistakes until it is too late. Eliza Wharton was responsible for her own downfall. From the beginning of The Coquette Eliza Wharton is a headstrong, freedom-seeking woman. Having escaped her impending marriage with the death of her fiancé, Eliza is determined to enjoy herself, regardless of the consequences....   [tags: The Coquette] 984 words
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Childhood Memories of My Life in Foster Care - It was the summer of 2004, cat calls, car horns and heavy tension filled the air. It was like clockwork, the winter months brought about a little peace on the streets, but the hotter the summer, the more violent the concrete jungle seemed. It’s amazing how even at a tender age I understood the dynamics of the streets, maybe because my home was no different. As the sunlight gleamed into the dimly lit room I found myself basking in the rays in an attempt to escape to the flawless home I so longed for....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 613 words
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First Place Fund for Youths and Foster Care - 1. First Place Fund for Youths is a California based organization whose objectives are to ensure that youths who have emerged from foster care are able to start a new life with a lot of ease. These objectives include ensuring that these youths obtain discounted housing and assistance in life skills, employment assistance and financial assistance. This financial assistance is via micro-credit system. The other objective of this organization is to ensure that the youths are able to obtain or access education....   [tags: Housing, Education, Assistance] 882 words
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Short Story About A Foster Care Child - The fall of ’99 was the year of all years; Janine was in her last year of law school at Yale, and her adoptive mother, Nancy, had just phoned telling her of their family visit in the fall. Just then out of the blue she hears a knock at the door. Janine says, “Just a minute. Mom, I gotta go. Love Ya.” “Love you too sweetie” says her mother. Before she opened the door, she asked, “Who is it?” But no one answered. A few seconds later there was another knock. Janine flung open the door, “What the...” Just as quickly as Janine opened the door a woman quickly says, “Hi.” Paleness rushes over Janine’s body as she stands there; her face looking as if she seen a ghost....   [tags: Adoption, Step-mother] 636 words
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Characteristics of Gilgamesh and Enkidu in Foster's The Epic of Gilgamesh - Everyone has qualities that are heroic and noble, and everyone has their flaws. No matter who they are, or how perfect others think they are, people still have some negative qualities that can hurt their heroic ones. In the book, The Epic of Gilgamesh, by Benjamin Foster, both Gilgamesh and Enkidu had positive and negative characteristics that affected the outcome of their journey and their adventures they experienced throughout their lives. Gilgamesh was considered a hero because he had many great qualities, such as loyalty, perseverance, and heroism....   [tags: Character Analysis] 830 words
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Plan for Reunification of Child in Foster Care with Birth Family - Christina and her family wish to successfully reunite despite the abuse that occurred in the past. The abuse was brought to the attention of Child Welfare by a teacher who noticed bruises on Christina. The fact that Christina was reluctant to discuss the bruises made the situation all the more suspicious and thus resulted in reporting the situation to Child Welfare. At this point, both the parents and Christina have stated they want their family to eventually be reunited. This is the broad goal that will be used as a starting point by the agency....   [tags: Social Work]
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A Response to Good People by David Foster Wallace - A Response to “Good People” The thought of good people brings warmth and joy to my heart. On a daily basis I would like to think that most, if not all, of the people we surround ourselves with strive to be good people. My initial thought that came to mind before I began to read David Foster Wallace’s “Good People” was that this would be a story about all the people around each other doing good for one another bringing happiness to me as a reader. The story took a huge turn as it did not talk about the good of the people, but the expectations and judgments we hold for others to be good people....   [tags: emotions, Christian, passionate] 790 words
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Authority and American Usage, by David Foster Wallace - David Foster Wallace, author of the essay “Authority and American Usage*,” praises and advocates for “good” writers who have a strong rhetorical ability, which he defines as “the persuasive use of language to influence the thoughts and actions of an audience” (Wallace 628). To have a strong rhetorical ability, an author needs to be aware of whom their audience is, in order to present their information in a way that will be influential on their audience. Wallace recognizes that an author who applies a strong rhetorical ability will be able to connect with the audience so that they respond “not just to [their] utterance but also to [them]” (Wallace 641)....   [tags: The Power of Rhetoric]
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Love in Preacher’s Kid, by Stan Foster - “Daddy, can I come back home?” A repetitive quote in the heart-warming movie, “Preacher’s Kid”. Directed by Stan Foster, the film guides viewers through the rough life of this preacher’s kid. Angie King (LeToya Luckett), daughter of the bishop, Mr. King (Gregalan Williams), endures a rollercoaster ride as she leaves home to pursue her music career, as well as, pursue a romantic relationship with her bad boy, Devlin Mitchell(Durrell “Tank” Babbs). As Angie travels around the world, she begins to experience the trial and tribulations the real world brings, changing the way she feels about being away from home....   [tags: film] 1117 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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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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The Foster Care Sytem - The Foster Care Sytem I. Introduction It is a clear summer night and you are out with your friends at a park enjoying the cool evening breeze. Everyone is having a good time when all of a sudden you hear screaming coming out from the woods. When you go to investigate what the screaming is all about, you witness a woman being held down on the ground by two guys while a third guy is sexually assaulting her. Never witnessing such an atrocious event in your life, you all panic and run away. A week later you come to find out that this woman was not only raped, but murdered as well....   [tags: Papers] 2407 words
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Success Can Come in Many Ways - In todays society 250,000 children are adopted daily worldwide by a very different variety of parents such as two parents, single parent, homosexuals, and interracial couples. Children in foster care have a difficult time switching from home to home and do not receive the proper education compared to a child who does not need alternative caregivers. Although, a foster child stays in a group home for two years, they have just as much likely hood to be successful as a child with biological parents....   [tags: foster children] 749 words
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Foster Care - Foster Care INTRODUCTION      An ideal environment for the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children does not always exist in today’s society. Family units that have become separated due to family or behavior problems often contribute to delays in these areas. In order to promote continuity in the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children who have been victims of family disruption, children are often removed from the home and placed in foster care. Placement in the foster care system affects children in a unique, individual fashion....   [tags: non-parental custodians]
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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 "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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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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Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 - Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 Before this bill was signed into law the Federal Government provided about $70 million per year to conduct programs for adolescents leaving foster care that are designed to help them establish independent living. Research and numerous reports from States conducting these programs indicate that adolescents leaving foster care do not fare well. As compared with other adolescents and young adults their age, they are more likely to quit school, to be unemployed, to be on welfare, to have mental health problems, to be parents outside marriage, to be arrested, to be homeless, and to be the victims of violence and other crimes (Cook, 1991)....   [tags: Papers] 3124 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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Child Abuse Prevention and Foster Care - Child abuse is the physical or emotional abuse of a child by a parent, guardian, or other person. Reports of child abuse, including sexual abuse, beating, and murder, have jumped in the United States and some authorities believe that the number of cases is largely under reported. Child neglect is also included in legal definitions of child abuse to cover instances of malnutrition, desertion, and inadequate care of a child's safety. When reported, inadequate foster care services and a legal system that has trouble accommodating the suggestible nature of children, who are often developmentally unable to distinguish fact from make-believe, complicate child abuse cases During the years of 1985...   [tags: essays research papers ]
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Mental and Emotional Health of Children When Leaving Foster Care - The objective of this discussion is to evaluate the various states of mental health and emotional well being of the children belonging to the age span of 16-25 years when they leave foster care. This discussion expounds on the evidence and researches done to explore the mental, physical and emotional health of these children who are out of care into adulthood. Various comparisons have been done via statistics between different sections of children belonging to the foster care system and non-care children....   [tags: behavior, transition, survival] 2735 words
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The Juxtaposition of Ruth Foster and Pilate Dead in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison juxtaposes Ruth Foster and Pilate Dead, in Song of Solomon, to highlight the separate roles they play in the protagonist Milkman’s journey. Early in the novel Morrison, uses the juxtaposition of Ruth Foster and Pilate dead, when she tells of the flight of Mr. Robert Smith from Mercy Hospital. Ruth Foster, not yet described as such, is known as the “dead doctor’s daughter” (5). During this scene her insignificance is made clear, “the rose-petal scramble, got a lot of attention, but the pregnant lady’s moans did not” (5)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Comparisons]
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