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Funding cuts 'will leave NSW kids on street' - Herald Sun

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Funding cuts 'will leave NSW kids on street'Herald SunGOVERNMENT cuts to the NSW foster care allowance will put more teenagers on the streets, a support group for carers warns.

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Advocates voice concerns over embattled foster care provider - Baltimore Sun (blog)

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Advocates voice concerns over embattled foster care providerBaltimore Sun (blog)The state has issued a pending sanction against the company that could block new referrals for foster care placement.

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University of Alabama students beat foster care odds – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs

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By Julie Peterson, CNN (CNN) For the more than half a million kids in foster care in the United States, traumatic childhoods are often commonplace.

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The surprising truth about foster care

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The decision to remove a child from their home is not an easy one, and child protection officials do so in very few cases.

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Children in foster care develop resilience through compassion

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A new study shows that a therapeutic intervention called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) appears to improve the mental and physical health of adolescents in foster care. CBCT is a tool that provides strategies for people to develop more compassionate attitudes toward themselves and others.

 

It is well documented that children in foster care have a high prevalence of trauma in their lives. For many, circumstances that bring them into the foster care system are formidable -- sexual abuse, parental neglect, family violence, homelessness, and exposure to drugs. In addition, they are separated from biological family and some are regularly moved around from one place to another.

 

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Foster children's deaths a public concern - San Francisco Chronicle

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Foster children's deaths a public concern
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Thanks to a San Diego judge, Californians will finally have access to information about children who die from abuse and neglect.
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This is sad.  I wonder if this is a documented concern in other states?

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A Drive for Education From a Mother Who Insisted

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Dianuris Ortiz, a college student who spent four years in foster care, was inspired by her mother, who “had respect for herself.” (RT @Forestdaleinc: An inspiring story about a woman who is accomplishing her dreams after foster care

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Child welfare system not perfect but works | TheGazette

Child welfare system not perfect but works | TheGazette | Foster Care System in Maryland | Scoop.it
  By David Loy ----   It is not my job to defend or speak for the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS), but I feel that facts need...

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Florida debates when to stop cash assistance for former foster kids | wtsp.com

Florida debates when to stop cash assistance for former foster kids | wtsp.com | Foster Care System in Maryland | Scoop.it

Currently about 2,600 youngsters between the ages of 18 and 23 receive a monthly check from the state of about $1,100 through the Road-to-Independence Program. It's intended to help them transition out of foster care and help with educational expenses.

 

Now Republican Rep. Matt Hudson is pushing legislation to lower the maximum age for eligibility from 23 to 21. The change would eliminate the monthly check for 657 people and save the state nearly $12 million.


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Foster Care's Social Media Problem

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By disclosing even the most harmless information, foster care kids often accidentally share too much on social media, putting them at risk. But banning social media altogether can be isolating.

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Maryland moves to sanction state's 2nd-largest foster care provider - Washington Post

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Maryland moves to sanction state's 2nd-largest foster care providerWashington PostHYATTSVILLE, Md.

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