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Ellen Foster : The Story Of A Young Girl

- Within the novel, Ellen Foster, the story of a young girl is told by none other than herself. The story tells of how young Ellen endures life with an ill mother who eventually passes away and a drunken father, whom she is left with and basically takes care of herself, amongst paying bills, cooking, cleaning, and everything else one would normally see a parent doing for a child. After Ellen’s teacher notices a bruise on her arm, Ellen is sent to live with the school’s art teacher, Julia, and her husband, Roy....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Family, Ellen Foster]

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Ellen Foster, By Kayne Gibbons

- The book that I have chosen is Ellen Foster, written by Kayne Gibbons. Ellen Foster depicts the hardships that young Ellen Foster faced before her time in foster care. The story opens to the life of Ellen Foster in the past and the present. The story begins as Ellen expresses her deep hatred for her father. After her mother 's suicide, Ellen was forced to live on her own, care for her father and perform the duties of the house. With her father’s drinking habit, Ellen was forced to become an adult and assume adult responsibilities: paying bills, buying groceries, cooking, etc....   [tags: Family, African American, Foster care]

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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]

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An Analysis Of Ellen Foster 's Grandmother

- Ellen Foster lived through a disturbed childhood. Within that unique childhood, there is a few things I can relate to like the resembles of Ellen to her parents, the lack of love and affection from her parents, and a fragile and feeble mother. Ellen Foster’s grandmother despises her because she sees Ellen’s father in Ellen. Ellen’s grandmother tells her, “All I know is when I look in your face I see that bastard and everything he did to my girl” (Gibbons 78). Ellen also fears that she is turning into her dad....   [tags: Family, Mother, Love, Father]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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E. M. Foster 's The Machine Stops

- Where Our Focus Connects In a technologically increasing world, individuals find themselves surrounded by devices that are created for the purpose of making daily life easier. One of the most commonly owned devices is the cell phone. The cell phone has the ability to provide almost all the services of various other devices through applications. Ironically, cell phones were created for the purpose of supporting communication at a distance, and cell phones have become a cause of distance in human relationships....   [tags: Mobile phone, Rotary dial]

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The Life Of Albert Fish 's Life

- On the day May 19, 1870 in Washington D.C., into a family with respect but the family had a history of mental illness and alcoholism. Fish’s mom was a single mom, she could not able to support him. Went to a foster home and had a rough time in there and tried to escape but did not happen. Through the course of Albert Fish’s life, he demonstrates the qualities of a human monster through his murderous assaults on innocent children, thus proving that human monsters are more terrifying than the fictional monsters....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Peter Kudzinowski, Old age]

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Foster Families And Foster Care

- Everyone knows about foster care but do not realize the impact it has on humans ' lives. “More than 400,000 children are placed in foster care annually, with more than 200,000 moving in and out of foster homes in giving year” (Brozak, 1). Foster care changes and benefits people live, from the child to the parent. By foster care you save more lives than just the foster child. Although, foster parenting come with barrage of challenges. It provides many advantages for the people in need. Having foster children in your home is a blessing to the child, foster parents, and birth parents....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Adoption]

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Relationship Between Foster And Foster Care

- Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. Family-based foster care is generally preferred to other forms of out of home care. Foster care is intended to be a short term solution until a permanent placement can be made. The first choice of adoptive parents is a relative such as an aunt, uncle or grandparent, which is known as kinship care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Family, Child protection]

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The Anti Theatrical Prejudice From The Writings Of Augustine, Rousseau, And Ellen G. White

- In this essay, I will identify and discuss the common aspects of the anti-theatrical prejudice as found in the writings of Augustine, Rousseau, and Ellen G. White. Augustine a bishop, Christian theologian, and philosopher had written his book the Confessions during the Patristic Era. Similar to Augustine, Rousseau the author of Politics and the Arts was a philosopher, writer and also a composer in the 18th century. Ellen White the author of Education, Messages to Young People, and Adventist Home was a writer and pioneer of the Seventh-day Adventist church movement....   [tags: Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ellen G. White]

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Why Is Abuse A Foster Parent?

- Taking an unidentified, unloved child into your home to care for may be a difficult task, but who does it. Who should be qualified to do it. Why is abuse so common in foster care homes. Andrew from the novel Hope’s Boy opened my eyes to the hardship of fostering a child and being the child that is to enter into that type of home. Are there requirements to do this task. Though there are requirements, why is abuse and neglect still reported in foster children. Taking a look at the facts, and understanding the struggle of foster children, may result in change of the requirements to foster, therefore, lowering the reports of abuse....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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The Needs For Foster Care

- The need for foster care homes in our community is considerable, but there is a critical shortage of foster families available. Numerous families consider opening their homes and hearts to children in need and only consider the positive benefits that they can offer to a foster child without also considering the possible repercussions that action can have on their own children. The decision to become a foster parent is not a simple one to conceive as there are a few very crucial factors that must be taken into account before deciding to start the fostering process; one of those factors is their own biological children and the impact it will have upon them....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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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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Effective Conversation With Foster Care

- Introduction Joseph is an eight year old boy that has been living in a foster home for 7 months. He comes from a low-income family that often times are homeless. He was taken away from his parents due to their heavy drug addiction. He does not have any relatives that live close by him so his only option is to stay in foster care until a relative is willing to take him in. Joseph’s teachers states that has been falling behind academically in school; however, he did not have behavior issue. Joseph’s teacher also states that he sits alone during recess and does not talk to any of his peers....   [tags: Foster care, Fosterage]

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Foster Care System And Adoptions

- Foster Care System and Adoptions can be very beneficial to children, but it can also be a huge risk. It is very beneficial needed in the community; otherwise where would some children be. Although it’s also huge risk because it’s taking someone’s child away and one may never know how the biological parent may react. However, the beneficial portion outweighs the risk portion. There are many children in the world; every child has a parent. However, some parents are more mature than others. Some people are meant to be parents and, some people start out good parents but engage in some bad habits along the way....   [tags: Family, Adoption, Foster care]

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Children Of The Foster Care

- January 2000, there were approximately 520,000 children residing in the United States that were in the foster care system (Foster care, 1999). The video I chose was about Foster care cruelty, going on inside of a local restaurant. Moreover, Latané and Nida found that the bystander effect inclines to be stronger in cities than in rural areas (Merrens, 1973). Sometimes the people who are volunteering themselves to be a part of the foster system, are in it for the wrong reasons. Actors were hired to play foster child Caleb and foster mother Traci and her biological daughter Ava....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Fosterage]

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Adoption Vs. Foster Care

- Many women who carry unexpected or unwanted children are left to decide between keeping the child, adoption, abortion and maybe foster care. Most of the time the decision is just between adoption and abortion. In that case, the mother is losing the child either way. Most of the time choosing adoption or foster care would be a better choice than abortion because the pregnancy would end by giving life instead of death. Adoption and foster care are an opportunity for people who wish to be parents, but are not able to have a child of their own to finally become parents or people who have children of their own, but want to add-on to their family....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Foster care adoption]

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What Is Foster Care?

- What is foster care. Why do some people choose to adopt. What are benefits of adoption. How does the foster system work. These are questions often asked when people want to know what adoption can be like. Adoption is not something everyone is open to, but doing foster care and taking care of children from broken homes can change not just their life but the person caring for them. Adoption and foster care can be an option that should be well thought about before acted upon. Adopting can be a new beginning not just for the child, but for the person adopting....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Foster care adoption]

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The Effects Of Foster Care On Children

- Though foster care was originally established to help children who were orphaned, abandoned, neglected or abused, it has also caused problems for children. Agencies often have difficulty providing adequate, accessible, and appropriate services for the families in their care. (Chipungu and Goodley, pp. 76, 2004) This paper will examine the negative impact of foster care on children as a social problem and how it is viewed and understood. Also this paper would point out the key figures and groups that are affected by problem....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Adoption, Parent]

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Research On Education And Foster Care

- One of the most common questions asked to children is: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Responses typically include professions such as teachers, firefighters, police officers, doctors, etc. Foster children are no different; they too have hopes and dreams, aspirations to be someone in life. As with anyone else, they must first go through the proper curriculum and training to establish a career. The problem, however, is that early on foster children start falling behind academically. Research Highlights on Education and Foster Care (2014) provide numerous data based on studies throughout the states that exemplify the magnitude of the issue and the need to address it through modified...   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Fosterage]

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Children Of The Foster Care System

- As of 2014, there were over 415,000 children in the foster care system. Foster care is the raising and supervision of children in a private home, group home, or institution, by individuals engaged and paid by a social service agency (Legal Dictionary, 2016). Care givers can be of kin relationship to the child, or may not know the child at all. Group homes are run by a social worker and can house multiple children at a time. These homes are usually regulated by the state and/or government. Children of all ages go through many emotions when their lives revolve in foster care....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Attachment theory]

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My Paper On Foster Care

- INTRODUCTION: I choose to do my paper on foster care. The reason why I choose this topic is because my father was in foster care when he was a teenager. This is why I am very excited in finding out a lot of information on foster care and its policy. Here are some things I Want to find out what is the procedures to become a foster parent. What is the requirement do a child has to have to become a foster child. I want to look and find out what is the policy of foster care. We will look at the history of foster care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Group home]

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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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The Foster Care System

- How have you ever wondered what it 's like to be in the foster Care System. There are so many scary stories that people throw out there and yes, some may be true but there 's not always the case. There are homes where the parents and the rest of the family is very kind hearted and beautiful. I mean I can 't say I 've been in the foster care system where the house parents are so terrible. I had experiences at bad homes before, but never in a crazy way. I know it is hard to have other people you don 't know try to be in charge of you....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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Privatizing The Foster Care System

- Garrett Therolf said “Children in foster homes overseen by private agencies are one-third more likely to be physically, mentally, or sexually abused than children in homes overseen by the state” (qtd. in White). The debate on whether or not to privatize the foster care system is ongoing and is an excellent source for debate. While privatizing the foster care system does seem to have its advantages, such as the convenience, they are heavily outweighed by the many negative aspects of a privatized system....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Adoption]

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The Effects Of Foster Care On Children

- Have you ever wondered what happens to a child that is no longer being cared for at home. When a child is no longer able to receive adequate needed care there are several options that can be given to that child. One of these options is placing the child in foster care. In foster care the children are the individuals who are oppressed and in need of social justice. Many individuals might view foster care negatively because it isn’t always perceived the best in the media. Other individuals don’t know what foster care is about, so they just go by what others say....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Group home, Family]

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The Failures Of The Foster Care System

- The Failures of the Foster Care System To many outsiders, the foster care system may appear to be a safe haven for those children that are abused or abandoned by their birth family. This is correct, but the system with which it is based, has many flaws. A background check is mandatory for all foster parents, but a test to see if a child 's temperament matches that caregiver 's parenting style, is not. Now, this is seen as a minor issue, but there is not enough evidence to support this. Plus, there are many other, much worse reasons, why the system is not perfect....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Adoption, Aging out]

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The Impact Of Growing Up On Foster Care

- Background The impact of growing up in foster care creates a plethora of barriers, inhibiting a foster youths chances of attending college and finding academic success. It is estimated that 65% of foster youth will emancipate into homelessness, less than 3% will go to college and 51% will be unemployed (Children Uniting Nations, 2015). Serval major factors serve as barriers including home mobility, school mobility, mental health concerns, social difficulties, lack of financial support, lack of access to college, and social difficulties....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection]

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Foster Care Is A Reality For Many Children

- Foster care is a reality for many children. At any point in time there is approximately 400,540 children in foster care with about 34% of these children spending and average stay of one to eleven months at a time with a foster family(Harden,2015). The need for foster care is crucial to help children and their families. The role of both a foster family and social worker aides the effectiveness of the care provided, it has many advantages and is also accompanied by disadvantages and issues that prevent foster care from being efficient....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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The Role Of A Foster Parent Is No Easy Task

- Introduction Taking on the role of a foster parent is no easy task, children in foster care have often experienced trauma in their lives creating additional needs compared to the average child. These needs have the potential to take an emotional toll on foster parents leading them to compassion fatigue or burnout. However, the need for foster parents is great. Foster care was created with the intention of reunification in mind so that children could safely return to their biological families when Child Protective Services deemed the household a safe place for the children....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection]

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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 And Adoption Are Life Decisions

- Foster care and adoption are life decisions that could change a family’s and well as a child’s entire life path. However, they are not well understood by most people in America and if they were it could open up a world of opportunity for aspiring families. Many people just do not think it would be for them due to the myths and horror stories they have heard but really they must be informed on how the process of both care plans actually work and how to become a foster and/or adoptive parent. Now it may not be the best decision for everybody it is still an option that everybody should be informed on....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Family]

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Children Of The Foster System

- For years there have been an excessive number of children in and out of the foster system. Quite a few children have succeeded; however, other children have not. A few children have looked to drugs, alcohol and violence to cope with what they have gone through and/or what they are currently going through. A number of those children ended up in a juvenile detention center or prison for breaking the law. Foster parents are desperately needed to help these children succeed in life and make it through this terrible time....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Adoption, Group home]

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Foster Care : The Single Solution For Children

- There is extensive recognition that for many children outside of parental care, family supported care provides a better option to residential care. Though, in different countries of the world, foster care, an important system for giving this family-supported care, keeps under-resourced and hardly used (Murray, Tarren‐Sweeney, & France, 2011). This research observes this clear contradiction. It is essential not to observe foster care as the single solution for children in need of optional care. Decisions regarding whether to place children in foster care should be established on a case-by-case basis, thinking the best intentions of the child, and the evidence on the importance of supporting c...   [tags: Foster care, Adoption]

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`` This Is Water `` By David Foster Wallace

- What makes You. You. Have you ever stopped and thought, “ what would i do if my kid had a disability?” Or ever question  why you act a certain way or if you 're strong enough. In the Articles “Notes From a Dragon mom, What we hunger For  and the speech “ This is Water”  These authors all share there thoughts on what makes a person act the way they do. In  the speech “This is Water”, by David Foster Wallace , Wallace shows many reasons on why everyday behavior is based off of a person 's education....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, David Foster Wallace, Hunger]

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The Benefits Of Foster Care

- The effectiveness of foster care can be inhibited as it can be seen as something that is not as important. If the separation between a children is forced the parents might have a difficult time accepting it. Separation is dramatic for children in which can make them to see help as hurting them instead of helping them. Jee, S. H., Salter, M. B., Gonka, J., & Chin, N. P. (2014).states that “Sensitivity to cultural interpretation for this high-needs population is vital to enhancing communication between families and health providers caring for children in foster care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Family, Attachment theory]

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Children Of The Foster Care System

- More than likely the title was alarming to most people because how can one be “too old” for food and a place to say. Imagine being somewhere from the time you were a toddler, then all of a sudden your eighteenth birthday comes and suddenly you are kicked out of the only place you have had to call home for 18 years. That’s how it is for a teenager in the foster care system. It doesn’t matter how good you thought your life was, good behavior, or love, for some turning 18 means freedom, cigarettes, army, voting e.tc however, for children in the system 18 means homeless, hungry and alone....   [tags: Foster care, Fosterage, Attachment theory, Youth]

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I Am The Foster Care System

- Before I entered the foster care system, I thought that I would walk in the same footsteps as my sisters. I would probably get pregnant at the age of fifteen or be on the streets, but everything changed when I met my foster parents. I experienced the support of a caring family, the importance in making good decisions for the future, and learned about college. At the age of sixteen, I moved into my foster parents’ home, that it was my second foster home in one year. I thought, "Oh man, here we go again....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Fosterage]

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Self Esteem Of Adolescent Foster

- Self-Esteem of Adolescent Foster Youth in the United States The foster care system exists to provide a safe, temporary living arrangement to children who are experiencing abuse, neglect, or whose parents are not able to provide them with adequate care. Currently 382,400 children are in the foster care system, of which approximately 95,000 are adolescent youth ages 11 to 15. With the increasing number of youth in the foster care system and lack of resources the hopes of youth and families being reunited or adopted is shattered (Casey Family Programs, 2014)....   [tags: Attachment theory, Foster care, Self-esteem]

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Reasons For Foster Boarding Home Replacement

- REASON FOR FOSTER BOARDING HOME REPLACEMENT REVIEW: Foster child, Azzore Spruill, was replaced from the kinship foster home of Shanikqua Glenn (maternal grandmother) on October 9th, 2015. A report was received on the above date with the allegations of inadequate guardianship and excessive corporal punishment regarding Azzore Spruill and his siblings, Tymani Spruill, against Shanikqua Glenn. The foster parent requested this Foster Boarding Home Replacement Review because she opposes the replacement of the child....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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Developing Foster Care And Adoption Parents

- Introduction Frankie Augusts Joseph and Sharon Brown Joseph came to Georgia Hope interested in becoming Foster care and Adoption parents. They are willing to accept a foster/adopt placements. Frankie Augusts Joseph and Sharon Brown Joseph attended IMPACT Resource Parenting Per-Services Training Sessions June 15, 2014. They stated the training was helpful and provided answers questions related to Foster Care and Adoption parenting. The Joseph’s indicated that they felt comfortable in continuing with process of becoming Foster parents....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Adoption]

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The Free Foster Home Movement

- In 1853 the free foster home movement began (http://nfpaonline.org). There were homeless immigrant children living on the streets of New York and that concerned the leader of the New York Children’s Aid society, Charles Loring Brace. He pushed for wealthy families to take the children in and give them a safer place to live. These children were often taken in to be indentured servants and perhaps that’s where the problems first began. Since its creation the child welfare system has evolved and changed into something almost completely new entirely, but the original goal is still the same, to give the children a safe environment to grow up in because every child deserves their best chance....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Child protection, Aging out]

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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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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]

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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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Barriers Of A Foster Child For A Permanent Family

- Barriers to Achieving Permanency Achieving permanency is successfully connecting a foster child to a permanent family whether it is through reunification to their own biological parents, placement with a biological family member, or through legal adoption (Biehal, 2014). However, studies have found several barriers to achieving permanency: Placement disruptions; foster parent training; and foster parent – social worker collaboration. There have been many studies on the relationship between placement disruptions and permanency....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Ward, Adoption]

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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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Foster Care : A Huge Thing Worldwide

- The foster care program has become such a huge thing worldwide. It can help to provide children homes and families which they would not be able to find otherwise. Foster care programs also offer temporary food, domestic care for children from birth to age eighteen. While programs laws and rules are different from state to state, typically foster care is used by children 's welfare services when a child is identified as having been orphaned, abandoned, abused, or neglected. At the same time though it has a negative impact....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Child protection]

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Adopting A Child From Foster Care

- This Little Boy Almost four years ago, my husband and I started the process to become foster parents. This has been something we have wanted to do for some time. Our hope is to adopt a child from foster care. The question people ask the most is, “Why?” The answer is really quite simple. A little over a year ago, we received a call from our Family Social Worker. She explained to us that there is this little boy whose current foster mom needs some respite care for the weekend. This little boy is younger than most of the kids we have had in our care, but we decided to help the foster mom out anyways....   [tags: Family, Adoption, Foster care, Fosterage]

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Children Who Enter Foster Care

- Introduction In the United States, children who enter foster care exit through: reunification with their biological parents, adoption, guardianship, exit with relatives, or emancipation. Policies and practices dictate a hierarchy for legal permanence for children in foster care, where reunification is the option of first choice. Once reunification has been ruled out, federal statutes and regulation explicitly state a preference for adoption over guardianship, requiring states to rule-out adoption, prior to considering subsidized guardianship (Cohen, 2004)....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Child protection]

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Child Welfare Within Our Foster Care System

- When I think of the social problems that we face here in America there is one issue that weighs heavy on my heart, it is also the reason that I decided to go into the Social Work profession. The social issue that I am talking about is child welfare within our Foster Care System. In 2005 The Economist (Nov. 26, 2005) reported, more than 500,000 American children were in the foster care, most of them being children of ethnic minorities. However, according to The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recent studies have shown that number has declined, in 2013 402,378 children were living in foster care....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Foster Care Independence Act]

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The Affects Foster Care Has On Children

- The affects foster care has on children Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a foster parent. The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. Family-based foster care is generally preferred to other forms of out of home care. Foster care is intended to be a short term solution until a permanent placement can be made. The first choice of adoptive parents is a relative such as an aunt, uncle or grandparent, which is known as kinship care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Family, Child protection]

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Adoption Of Older Age Children Within Foster Care

- Tentative Claim: The adoption of older age children within Foster Care system will promote stability and improve behavioral, mental, health problems. Waterman, Jill M., et al. "Pre-Placement Risk And Longitudinal Cognitive Development For Children Adopted From Foster Care." Child Welfare 92.4 (2013): 9-30. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Apr. 2015. This periodical, published by scholarly professors; therefore a reliable source, discusses a study examined over the direction of discernment growth of children adopted from foster care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Foster care adoption]

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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]

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The Foster Care System Is A Federal Service

- The foster care system intervenes and places youth in substitute homes when biological or primary caregivers are unable to deliver adequate care for their children. The foster care system is a federal service that aims to ensure safety, stability, and wellbeing to such vulnerable children (Valdez, Lim, & Parker, 2015). One study on former foster youth adults found that 90% of the participants had experienced at least one form of childhood maltreatment before entering the foster care system. Most participants experienced more than one kind of abuse....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Abuse, Ward]

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Aging Out Of Foster Care Program

- Aging Out of Foster Care Program Condition About 23,439 youth age out of foster care and 1 in 5 will become homeless after the age of 18, only ½ will be employed by the age of 24, less than 3% will earn a college degree, 71% of young women will become pregnant by 21 and 1 in 4 will experience PTSD. (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System,2014). Youth aging out of foster care are usually not given the opportunity to transition gradually into adulthood, they do not have the opportunity to use the safety net of the family if they find themselves unable to cope with the many challenges of adulthood....   [tags: Attachment theory, Foster care, Youth, Aging out]

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Developing A Safe Living Environment For Foster Children

- “Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.” The social entrepreneurial issue I have chosen to discuss is foster care. The issue is that children who cannot be safely taken care of by their parents or guardians need a safe place to live. The opportunity is to create an organization that will help connect foster children with a perfect match for a safe home. Children have always held a very special place in my heart, and while I know that it is impossible for me personally, to provide a safe home for each and every one of these children, through the development of such an organization, foster children would have a greater opportunity to b...   [tags: Foster care, Family, Fosterage]

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New Insights For Workers Within Foster Care

- Throughout research it became evident that the research assisted in providing new insights for workers within foster care systems, this contribution started by setting out the foster care youth to answer a set of questions that had not previously been asked. These questions consisted of gathering information regarding school, trauma, sexual victimization, and foster care histories of pregnant teens in care (Lieberman, Bryant, Boyce & Beresford, 2014). Looking into the foster care system more thoroughly made many realize that their needed to be more information saved about current and previous clients, which may help maintain certain data....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection]

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Grief Associated With The Loss Felt By Foster Parents

- The issue presented in Hebert, Kulkin, and McLean’s study addresses a fairly unrecognized concept that some foster parents experience; previous studies have recognized the grief foster children experience while separated from their families, but few have acknowledged or associate the feelings of grief a foster parents feels when a child leaves their care. The literature presented in the study incorporates that there are many different types of grief associated with the loss felt by foster parents after a child leaves their care; as mentioned in Hebert et al’s study these feelings described as “ambiguous loss”, “disenfranchised grief”, and “anticipatory grief”....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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The Differences Between Foster Care And Orphanages And Their Pros And Cons

- Which system provides better care for orphaned children; foster care or orphanages. This paper will analyze the differences between foster care and orphanages and their pros and cons. Foster Care is a system in which youngsters are placed in homes with families because their biological parents cannot take care of them. An orphanage is a home for children whose parents cannot take care of them or who have died. The first orphanage was established in the United States in Natchez, Mississippi in 1729 to care for white children who were orphaned during the the conflict with Native Americans....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Family]

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Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Intervention

- Multidimensional Treatment Foster care Originating in 1983, the Multidimensional program was a community-based alternative to group or residential placement for children in the juvenile justice system (Leve, Fisher, & Chamberlain, 2009). Recently, it has been used to assist children in the foster system. The Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care intervention was developed by Patricia Chamberlain and John Reid. Being mostly compared to group care therapy, MTFC is based on both social learning and family system theories (Westermark, Hansson, & Olsson, 2011)....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Adoption, Family]

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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]

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Improving The Foster Care System Of West Virgini Suggestions From Case Workers And Foster Families

- "Fixing Foster Care in West Virginia: Suggestions from case workers and foster families." Purpose: The purpose of my study is to better understand the foster care system in West Virginia. The study will ask a sample of caseworkers and foster parents their thoughts on the benefits and challenges facing the foster care system in WV. Methods: The research method I will use is in-depth interviews. I will be asking study participants how they became involved in the foster care system, their thoughts on the positive and negative aspects of foster care, any issues or problems that might be of concern to them, and any suggestions they might have for improving the system....   [tags: Foster care, Fosterage]

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The Connection Between Educational Services For Foster Youth

- For me, social work is a calling to bring advantages to the disadvantaged and my worldview is informed by my desire to do this kind of advocacy work. Being a foster youth, myself, I can speak to both micro and macro aspects of social inequality in this country. Moreover, my life experience has been both educational and motivating in my desire to pursue a graduate degree in Social Service because I have not only lived within the broken system, but I have also analyzed it through a variety of theoretical frameworks to better understand the problems and their solutions....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Sociology]

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How Do Children Enter The Foster Care System?

- How do children enter the foster care system. Usually children and adolescents enter foster care because the court or their family has decided the child needs a safe place to stay for a while (Kristen Humphrey, 2007). For example, sometimes parents have to work on using a different way of getting their kids to do what they want them to do; they might work on doing this without hurting their child (Kristen Humphrey, 2007). The removal of a child from a home occurs after a caseworker has gathered evidence and presented this evidence to a court along with the recommendations that the child be removed (DeGarmo, 2004)....   [tags: Family, Adoption, Foster care, Need]

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How Does Foster Care Affect Children?

- Forming attachments in life is something that is beneficial for us all. However, there are many in the world that have grown up without being able to form attachments with others properly. Children in foster homes have harder times forming attachments. This is partly because they are in and out of foster care homes, or they may get close to another child in the home and that child leaves. No matter the reason, they do not have the best attachment history. According to the DSM-IV, reactive attachment disorder is defined as result of social neglect or other situations that limit a young child’s opportunity to form selective attachments....   [tags: Attachment theory, Foster care, Adoption]

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Parents Of Children Adopted From Foster Care

- In article one this study all participants 437 from 50 states were found online. Participants were adoptive parents of children adopted from foster care. Participants answered 73 questions. They were questioned if they felt they needed 14 different post adoption services listed. They were also asked if they accessed the service. Participated were asked the behavior characteristics of the child (behavior emotional mental health issues or academic when the child first joined their family. They were then asked to rate if they had improved or worsened over time....   [tags: Adoption, Family, Psychology, Foster care]

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The Lack Of Adoption Of Older Children Within The Foster Care System

- Thesis: The lack of adoption of older children within the foster care system stems from adopter’s personal concerns and the adoptees psychological issues. However, encouraging parents to adopt older youth is a positive effect because it will stimulate stability and decrease behavioral and mental problems within the child’s life. I. Abstract of adoption and foster care. “legal procedure recognized by statute in every state of the U.S. that permits, by means of a court action, a person who is not the lawful issue of the adopter to be admitted to all rights and privileges of a son or daughter” (Issues & Controversies)....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Foster care adoption]

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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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The Effects Of Child Foster Care On The Caring Of Children

- The objective of this research is to attain elements about the concern in regard to child foster care and the risk factors. In addition, this research will look at the systemic failing of foster care and the effect it has on the caring of children. To obtain information about the elements of foster care which consists of many risk factors, information will be taken from pre-existing research, and different reviews of studies of children in the foster care system, as well as social service agencies, whose responsibility is to provide insight into the social ambivalence of children’s situations when place in a foster home....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Child abuse, Fosterage]

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Psychological Stresses Of Kids On The Foster Care System

- PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESSES OF KIDS IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM Is the foster care system so bad. Why is it always portrayed in movies and books to be a horrible system. Foster care was designed to keep children safe, and help children get back to their parents. Sure, it can’t be all rainbows and glitter; but why is it that the first thing you might think of when someone mentions “foster care” is most likely, “Oh, that’s so sad”. Why is it, though, that every time it’s mentioned in movies or books that it is portrayed terribly....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Child abuse]

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