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Trick? or Treat?

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A typical day working with at risk families is chock full of emotional extremes.  In one day you may have a really great conversation with someone that has an incredible breakthrough, and ten minut...
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Youths aging out of foster care still need families - nwitimes.com

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Youths aging out of foster care still need families
nwitimes.com
Becoming an adult proves challenging for most people and is especially tough for youth leaving foster care.
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Villages of Hope: A place for former foster kids now on their own - Sun-Sentinel

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Villages of Hope: A place for former foster kids now on their own
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New legislation that goes into effect next year is going to add another option for foster kids who "age out" of the system as Sarris did.
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Keeping Foster Kids Safe From Prostitution

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At a Congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers tackled the pipeline from foster care to prostitution, hearing from child advocates and a victim of sex trafficking raised in foster care.

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For foster parents, it's 86 children and counting - Times Record News

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For foster parents, it's 86 children and counting
Times Record News
Hinojosa, 69, and her husband Ysrael, 77, who have been foster parents for 21 years, recently were named Foster Family of the Year by the Texas Health and Human Services Region 8.
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Garbage Bag Kids

Garbage Bag Kids | foster kids | Scoop.it
Just Imagine Imagine that you have five minutes to grab everything that is important to you.  What would you grab?  Would it be your favorite clothes?  Photographs? .... You can't take your favorit...
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Foster care from the eyes of a child... what would you see?

 

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My Grandmother's Hankie

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A bit tattered and worn, a small piece of cloth has held my attention for some years now.  My grandmother was an amazing woman who spent her 88 years on this earth as a beloved child care provider ...
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Family Search and Engagement is key to providing stability for children in foster care.

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Fostering children a personal mission - Sonoran News

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Fostering children a personal mission
Sonoran News
Kris Jacober, who grew up in Detroit, has lived in the Valley for many years. She and her husband Joe were married in 1985 and are empty nesters.
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Congressional Hearing Targets Failures In Foster Care - KUHF-FM

KUHF-FM Congressional Hearing Targets Failures In Foster Care KUHF-FM WASHINGTON — Failures in the foster care system put children in Texas and across the nation at greater risk of falling into the sex trade, activists and lawmakers asserted...
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Protect foster children from sex trafficking: Column

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These girls and boys must be better cared for and watched over.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/10/23/children-sex-trade-foster-care-column/3153537/

 

"Recent sting operations  revealed that more than half of the children being traded for sex come from foster care."

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Big Blue Eyes

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There are some children who are forever etched in my heart... it's as if they are branded into my soul, hiding in the nooks and crannies where nothing else can reach. These are the moments that I w...
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When we are looking down at a child, all they see is a giant.  Are we the gentle giant who will protect them or the ogre who will abuse them?

 

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