Many teens struggle everyday with all sorts of problems, but not having a home should not be one. In the United States alone, about one-third of the homeless are just young teens on the street. This is a huge social justice issue because no minor should have to fend for themselves on the streets and struggle for money, food, and shelter. Those kinds of problems are a stress that should not even be a factor in a young teenager’s life. Homeless youth have been rapidly increasing and is a growing problem in the U.S. which has affected many people and must be recognized with more interest for the welfare of these teens. Teens usually become homeless because of the situations and difficult circumstances that occur in their lives. Studies estimate that 20% of youth who arrive at homeless shelters directly from foster care in the previous year. Foster care is the system that youth should feel secure in, with the people working for it doing their jobs properly. Not for the people to just forget and no longer care about these teens and just let them slip underneath all their other cases and then become wards of the state. Some homeless youth have run away from homes where they were victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. On study reports that more than 4 in 10 youth speak up about physical abuse. This is often the case where the teen feels so unsafe at home that they have no other choice but to leave. Unfortunately, they may be trading one bad situation for an even worse one, because no matter how bad things get at home, at least they were able to call somewhere their own “home,” instead of having nothing. Another reason for teens to become homeless is that they were kicked out or rejected by their families because of the choices they made and are generally not socially accepted. For example, a teen becoming pregnant may outrage their parents or a teen revealing their sexual orientation could cause them to be rejected and put out on the streets. A lot of people assume that all homeless youth are runaways, when in reality it is sometimes their own families…
Thesis: Why are children so affected by the foster care system? The reason foster care system has such affect on children in foster care has to do with the change in environment causing traumatic situations, the role on their social, emotional and educational experiences, along the feeling of not having a permanent home in certain situations.
(Altshuler, 1997). This article addresses the educational challenges of children in foster care and those who are not. Altshuler, the author, also…
Understand the adoption fees, which vary and are dependent on many factors including age, size, behavior, medical condition and demand
Be able to spend the time and resources necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for your pet
Have the time to spend up to an hour with an adoption counselor to discuss the responsibility of owning a pet and making it a lifetime commitment
Adoption Fees Include:
Immunizations (Age Appropriate)
I came foward about being sexualy abused while in foster care. I spent the first ten years
of my life in foster care, and several times, I was sexually abused, by other children I was living
with and sometimes, the adults that were supposed to be taking care of us. I was supposed to
be in a better situation in foster care, then where I had come from. That was not the case,
however, I didn’t put that together until many years later. For many years after foster care, I
went to therapy’s to recover and adjust…
interventions for protection children, preventing them from harm
and promoting child rights.
Fundamental principles of ICPS
“Protection of child rights” and “Best interest of the child”.
The focus of ICPS activities:
a) Child in need of care and protection (as defined in the JJ Act)
b) Child in conflict with law in one who is alleged to have
committed an offence.
c) Child in contact with law is one who has come in contact with
the law either as victim or as a witness or due to any other…
questions. Sticky is my real name. “ (Pg.196)
I chose this passage because this is when Stick arrived at the foster pad, and met everyone. He lied because his real name was Travis Reichard, after his mom’s favorite singer. All the guys were making fun of his name and thought that his mom was crazy for thinking that she was smoking when she named him. He literally did not care what they said about and just moved on. Throughout his stay at Lincoln Rec, he was just known as Stick, and no questions…
How to change foster care
A parents role in a childs live runs much deeper than just providing them with the
bare necessities of life. Parents guide their children through life and help them develop
important life skills. Adolescence is a very difficult time and without a mentor one could
easily get off track. Interactions between a parent and a child are crucial to establish a
basis for individual development and life away from parental guardians.
Now imagine that you're a teenager in foster care…
Aged Out Foster Care Youth
Aged-out is a term used to describe the children who have been emancipated from
the foster care system. They make up a portion of the homeless in America today.
These young adults are put into the world, most with hardly any education, or resource’s
to survive everyday life. There are many homeless people in the world, but aged-out
young adults should not be one because of lack of knowledge or help from the Foster
When we are little our parents are like our superheroes, we look up to them for support and guidance. Some children never get the gift of parents and have to move from foster families or to children’s homes. There are many different types of abandonment. Another type is recurring abandonment, which is when the custodial parent leaves their child multiple times for a short period without binding reason.
Foster care plays a big role in my life.…
Bit is a man who must resort to his cardboard sign, trekking the field of charity once again while he’s kicked out of a shelter which he calls the Jesus beds. Bit wants to get money to buy the last Harry Potter book for his son who is in a foster home kind of deal since the CPS took him away about three years earlier. Julie, Bit’s wife, died of an overdose a while before Bit grasps for spare change. He thinks this book will redeem himself to his kid, Nate, but Bit earns the consequences of…