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  • Foster Parents In Foster Care

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    The number of children who enter foster care is rapidly growing; however, there are not enough foster parents for these children. Children are placed into foster care because of neglect, abuse and many other reasons. Foster parents are single individuals or married couples who become licensed to serve as caretakers for foster children. Foster parents are very important because they help the child grow and by providing love and affection, and even stability while they are away from birth parents

  • Foster Care

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    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

  • Foster Care

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    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. A few

  • Foster Care

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    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

  • The Effectiveness Of Foster Care: The Benefits Of Foster Care

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    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

  • Abuse in Foster Care

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    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. The one-third of those other foster children

  • Children in Foster Care

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    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

  • Foster Care

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    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

  • Adult Foster Care: The Needs Of Adult Foster Care

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    Adult foster care is when a home provides services to individuals over the age of 18 and the individual lives in a home with an unrelated caregiver ("Home and community-based," 2012). There are different things that a caregiver is responsible for in making sure that the individual is taken care of. The basic needs that needs to made sure are met are bathing, hair care and changing clothes. When an individual needs more assistance it is necessary to them to help with toileting. The biggest thing

  • What Is Foster Care?

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    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. In this paper you were learn about the foster care system and what