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Editors: Joanna Kaczmarek
Book Description:
This book explores issues of race in regard to establishing a viable system of foster care for today’s African American youth. Thirty-three states have cited high rates of poverty among African Americans as a factor influencing children’s entry into foster care. African American children also stay in foster care longer, in part, because of a greater reliance on relatives to provide foster care. While states viewed some federal policies as helpful for reducing the proportion of African American children in foster care, they also expressed concerns regarding policies that limit the use of federal funds for services to prevent the removal of children in the first place and to place children with legal guardians. States also expressed concerns that federal funding emphasized finding permanent homes for children after they had been removed. This book aims to resolve the difficult issues of establishing new guidelines for foster care in the unique cases of so many African American children.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. African American Children in Foster Care: HHS and Congressional Actions Could Help Reduce Proportion in Care, pp. 1-21
(GAO)

Chapter 2. Foster Care: State Practices for Assessing Health Needs, Facilitating Service Delivery, and Monitoring Children's Care, pp. 23-74
(GAO)

Chapter 3. Child Welfare: HHS Actions Would Help States Prepare Youth in the Foster Care System for Independent Living, pp. 75-101
(GAO)

Chapter 4. Hearing on Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, July 31, 2008, pp. 103-114
(Child Welfare League of America)

Chapter 5. Statement of Daryle Conquering Bear, Former Foster Youth, Colorado, Before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Hearing on Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care, Thursday, July 31, 2008, pp. 115-117

Chapter 6. Testimony of Casey Family Programs, Hearing on Racial Disproportionality in Foster Care, Before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, U.S. House of Representatives, Thursday, July 31, 2008, pp. 119-129
(Oronde Miller, Casey Family Programs)

Chapter 7. Trends in Foster Care and Adoption --FY 2002-FY 2007, pp. 131-135

Index pp.137-143

   Series:
      Children's Issues, Laws and Programs
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 143.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-541-1
   Status: AV
  
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