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The Resource Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens, Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff

Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens, Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff

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Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens
Title
Beyond the foster care system
Title remainder
the future for teens
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff
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Language
eng
Summary
Each year tens of thousands of teenagers are released from the foster care system in the United States without high school degrees or strong family relationships. Two to four years after discharge, half of these young people still do not have either a high school diploma or equivalency degree, and fewer than ten percent enter college. Nearly, a third end up on public assistance within fifteen months, and eventually more than a third will be arrested or convicted of a crime. In this richly detailed and often surprising exploration of the foster care system, Betsy Krebs and Paul Pitcoff argue that the existing structure sets kids up to fail by inadequately preparing them for adult life. Foster care programs traditionally emphasize goals of reuniting children with family or placing children into adoptive homes. But, neither of these outcomes is likely for adolescents. Krebs and Pitcoff contend that the primary goal of foster care for teenagers should be rigorous preparation for a fully productive adult life and that the standard life skills curriculum is woefully inadequate for this purpose.; The authors, who together cofounded the Youth Advocacy Center in New York City, draw on their fifteen years of experience working with teens and the foster care system to introduce new ways to teach teens to be responsible for themselves and to identify and develop their potential. They also explore what sorts of resources - legal, financial, and human - will need to come from inside and outside the system to more fully humanize the practice of foster care. Ultimately, Krebs and Pitcoff argue that change must involve the participation of caring communities of volunteers who want to see disadvantaged youth succeed, as well as developing methods to empower teens to take control of their lives. Bringing together a series of inspiring, real-life accounts, "Beyond the Foster Care System" introduces readers to a number of dynamic young people who have participated in the Youth Advocacy Center's programs and who have gone on to apply these lessons to other areas of life. Their stories demonstrate that more successful alternatives to the standard way of providing foster care are not only imaginable, but possible.; With the practical improvements Krebs and Pitcoff outline, teens can learn the skills of effective self-advocacy, become better prepared for the transition to full independence, and avoid becoming the statistics that foster care has so often produced in the past
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digitized
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N$T
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1963-
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Krebs, Betsy
Dewey number
362.73/30830973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV881
LC item number
.K74 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pitcoff, Paul
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  • Foster home care
  • Social work with teenagers
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Foster home care
  • Social work with teenagers
  • United States
Label
Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens, Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-230) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
First impressions of the foster care system--Teresa -- Education for foster care teens--Carlos -- Teaching teens rights --Jenny -- Policy advocacy with teens--Xaranda -- Preparing for independent living--Leonard -- Creating the Getting Beyond the System self-advocacy seminars -- Informational interviews : a bridge from foster care to the community -- System resistance to empowering teens
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76882412
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unknown
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1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813540153
Lccn
2005024941
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt4jwf3d
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)76882412
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Beyond the foster care system : the future for teens, Betsy Krebs, Paul Pitcoff
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First impressions of the foster care system--Teresa -- Education for foster care teens--Carlos -- Teaching teens rights --Jenny -- Policy advocacy with teens--Xaranda -- Preparing for independent living--Leonard -- Creating the Getting Beyond the System self-advocacy seminars -- Informational interviews : a bridge from foster care to the community -- System resistance to empowering teens
Control code
76882412
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813540153
Lccn
2005024941
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jwf3d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76882412
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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