Emancipating From the Care of Strangers

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TRANSITIONING FROM FOSTER CARE IS A PERILOUS EVENT FOR FOSTER YOUTH. This is especially true for foster children whose experience in the foster care system included little or no preparation for leaving foster care and who emancipated directly from placement with little or no family support. Left to survive by their wits, this population of foster care kids would seem the most at-risk; yet, some former foster kids somehow manage to successfully navigate aging out of foster care and go on to accomplish great things.

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TRANSITIONING FROM FOSTER CARE IS A PERILOUS EVENT FOR FOSTER YOUTH. This is especially true for foster children whose experience in the foster care system included little or no preparation for leaving foster care and who emancipated directly from placement with little or no family support. Left to survive by their wits, this population of foster care kids would seem the most at-risk; yet, some former foster kids somehow manage to successfully navigate aging out of foster care and go on to accomplish great things. Unlike most books about foster care and foster parent books, however, this one uses alumni experiences to provide insights and recommendations about how to prepare foster youth to emancipate successfully to self-sufficiency. The setbacks, successes and life-lessons revealed in these ten foster care memoirs are the soul of this book.

What these talented authors learned in the process of writing their foster care stories is their self-revelation of how their individual foster care experiences affected their adjustment to life as adults. Their insights and recommendations provide the unique client perspective required for foster care workers, social work and child welfare professionals, as well as foster parents and families considering foster parenting, to grasp the significance of the crucial roles they play in preparing a foster child for life on her or his own. And, no less importantly, kids in foster care getting ready for emancipation and recently emancipated alumni who crave guidance from role-models now have access to a detailed road map that illuminates the path to their self-actualization.

Discover what these ten exemplary alumni role-models learned from writing their stories about transitioning from foster care and how to improve the adult outcomes of emancipating foster youth:

Dr. Debraha Watson
Dr. John Seita
John Tuohy
Dr. Capri Cruz
Dr. Lisa Jean Feinics
Helen Ramaglia
Dr. Vivian Dorsett
Chris Chmielewski
Dr. Paul Owen
Dr. Adam Starks