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Tag Archives: aging out

Social workers use film to spotlight social issues

By Greg Wright, News contributor Social worker Matt Anderson became a documentary film producer on a whim. He was working with foster children in Missoula, Mont., when he met Codie, an 18-year-old who had been placed in 17 foster homes in just seven years. Like many former foster children, Codie was struggling to reconnect with family and avoid becoming involved ... Read More »

Older Youth in Foster Care NASW Specialty Practice Sections Webinar

Supporting the Education of Older Youth in Foster Care google sniper review Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Exclusively for NASW Sections Members 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) Presenter: • RoxanaTorrico Meruvia, MSW Moderator(s): • Sharon Issurdatt, ACSW, DCSW, LCSW Too often, older youth in foster care lag behind their peers when it comes to educational attainment. ... Read More »

Youth Aging out of Foster Care Webinar

Follow up questions to Ending Homelessness for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Webinar Q: How many young people age out of foster care annually? A: According to the 2008 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) 29,516 youth aged out of the foster care system. While the number decreased very slightly in 2009 to 29, 471, there ... Read More »