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Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids-

  • Title: Growing Up in the Care of Strangers: The Experiences, Insights and Recommendations of Eleven Former Foster Kids
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  • Released: 2009-07-01
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  • Pages: 195
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  • ASIN: B002NGO3DO

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Review "This book is a must read for all persons charged with the responsibility of ensuring 'the best interests' of children in the foster care system. The stories provide valuable insights that can form the basis of a much-needed restructuring of the child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health systems. The question is, will the 'experts" have the courage to listen and act on the information?" --Judge Ernestine Gray, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, current President of the National CASA Board of Trustees and past President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

"Recounting in detail the abuse, neglect and loss experienced in their own lives, eleven diverse adults who have lived in foster care, residential care, and kinship care share reflections that will challenge and inspire clinicians, students, and policy makers. The writers' ability to describe and reflect upon the pain, trials, and harm that they each suffered is courageous. Sharing their stories is an act of generosity and hopefulness." --Dr. Gary R. Anderson, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Michigan State University, and Editor, Child Welfare

"This book is the opus of the resiliency movement, penned by talented researchers and practitioners who overcame turbulent childhoods. The authors are the ultimate experts on reclaiming troubled children - they speak with the moral authority of having experienced both sides of the helping relationship. These powerful insights must be the centerpiece of all credible 'person-centered' and 'evidence-based' practice and policy." --Larry K. Brendtro, Ph.D., President of the Circle of Courage Institute; Co-author of Deep Brain Learning: Pathways to Potential with Challenging Youth; Founder, Reclaiming Youth International and Executive Editor, Reclaiming Children & Youth pdf
 
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