The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System: Through the Cracks

The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System: Through the Cracks

by Lois Weinberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 078902392X

ISBN-13: 9780789023926

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System tells the stories of 10 children in the foster care system from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the efforts by advocates to find them permanent places to live, appropriate schooling, and other essentials they need to survive. The children's case studies highlight the difficulties in

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The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System tells the stories of 10 children in the foster care system from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the efforts by advocates to find them permanent places to live, appropriate schooling, and other essentials they need to survive. The children's case studies highlight the difficulties in placing and maintaining them in healthy living situations with supportive educational, mental healtch, and other services. The book shows how children fall-sometimes over and over again through the "deep cracks" that exist within and between various agencies of the multi-agency system of care that was designed to help them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789023926
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Series:
Maltreatment, Trauma, and Interpersonal Aggression Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.Acknowledgments.Chapter 1. The Child Protective System. Chapter 2. The Educational System. Chapter 3. Sharon: Preventing Placement in a State Psychiatric Hospital. Chapter 4. John: Struggling to Stabilize Placement with a Parent. Chapter 5. James: Stabilizing Placement with Relatives. Chapter 6. Silvia and Carlos: Placing Siblings Together in a Foster Home. Chapter 7. Robert: Living at the County Emergency Shelter. Chapter 8. Debra: Supplementing the Appropriate Program. Chapter 9. Patty: Funding a Unique Program. Chapter 10. Anthony: Advocating for Foster Home Placement. Chapter 11. David: Working with a Court-Appointed Special Advocate to Reunite. Chapter 12. Directions for Change. Notes. References. Index.

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