On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System? / Edition 1

On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System? / Edition 1

by Martha Shirk, Gary Stangler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465077668

ISBN-13: 9780465077663

Pub. Date: 08/14/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


On Their Own tells the compelling stories of ten young people whose lives are full of promise, but who face economic and social barriers stemming from the disruptions of foster care. This book calls for action to provide youth in foster care the same opportunities on the road to adulthood that most of our youth take for granted--access to higher education,

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On Their Own tells the compelling stories of ten young people whose lives are full of promise, but who face economic and social barriers stemming from the disruptions of foster care. This book calls for action to provide youth in foster care the same opportunities on the road to adulthood that most of our youth take for granted--access to higher education, vocational training, medical care, housing, and relationships within their communities. On Their Own is meant to serve as a clarion call not only to policymakers, but to all Americans who care about the future of our young people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465077663
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
319,335
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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