• Domestic Violence The Love Crime
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    Domestic Violence The Love Crime Domestic violence is one of the most common and expensive crimes committed today. We all know of someone who has been a victim of domestic violence and we are almost always aware that the perpetrator loves the victim. Whether in the heat of passion or a drunken stupor the perpetrator only wants the victim to understand how much they love them. Sometimes they yell at their victim to try and get this point across. Sometimes they feel they have to beat this thought ...
  • Alternatives For Incarcerated Pregnant Women
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    In the correction world there is a lot to deal with and one big aspect of it is that there are many women that go into jails or prisons pregnant or already having children. The amount of women in jails or prisons keeps rising over the years. There are better ways then keeping pregnant women in jails. Alternatives for these women are in there best interests. The numbers of women in jails or prisons have increased greatly over the years. Female prisoner population has more than doubled since 1990...
  • A Childs Journey Through The Foster Care System
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    The paper and diagram below describe the typical progression a child makes through a state welfare system. Each figure in the diagram below links to a specific decision point described in the paper, which begins immediately after the diagram. This chart provides a model, which highlights typical decision points on a child's journey through the current foster care system. Although the format is based on federal and common state law and practice, nevertheless it is only a model. Laws vary across s...
  • Foster Care Parents Child Disruption Families
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    When foster care parents become discouraged with raising a foster care child it is frequently due to behavioral problems. An adolescent who has experienced a history of maltreatment is most likely to have such difficult behavior problems that lead to the disruption of placement. Many parents have a difficult time dealing with behavioral problems from a teen who has grown up in a healthy, loving environment, much less a teenager who is likely to have built up anger due to a past of neglect, physi...
  • Foster Care 1999 Independent Living
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    Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 Table of Contents Title Page Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 History 4 Political Forces 8 Values 8 Programs Implemented 8 Funding 11 Intended or Unintended Results 14 Suggestions for Improvements 14 Bibliography 17 Neeley Keith Dr. Howard Social Policy April 25, 2000 Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 Introduction Before this bill was signed into law the Federal Government provided about $70 million per year to conduct programs for adolescents leaving fo...
  • Preservation Service Child Family Abuse
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    Many children suffer at the hands of adults - often their own parents. They are beaten, kicked, thrown into walls, and / or burned with cigarettes. They have their heads held under the water of toilet bowls, are scalded by hot water or they are forced to stand in freezing showers until they pass out. A child could be stuffed into running washing machines or sexually molested, suffer from neglect in the forms of starvation and lack of medical attention, and still go unnoticed by outsiders. In fac...
  • Transracial Adoption Child Children Family
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    Transracial Adoption Many adoptions are being taken place in America today. These adoptions are not always of the same race, transracial adoption is very popular among eager couples who are willing to adopt. Transracial adoption is the adoption of a child of one race by a couple of another race. Adopting children from different races has brought up many controversies and the government has had to step in. There are mixed views on the case of transracial adoption, some believe it is culturally da...
  • The Lost Children Of Wilder
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    The Lost Children of Wilder "The Lost Children of Wilder" is a book about how the foster care system failed to give children of color the facilities that would help them lead a somewhat normal and protected life. The story of Shirley Wilder is a sad one once you find out what kind of life she had to live when she was a young girl. Having no mother and rejected by her father she has become a troubled girl. Shirley Wilder was rejected from foster care because she was black. The system failed to pl...
  • Foster Care Children Placement Child
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    INTRODUCTION An ideal environment for the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children does not always exist in today's society. Family units that have become separated due to family or behavior problems often contribute to delays in these areas. In order to promote continuity in the social, emotional, and developmental growth of children who have been victims of family disruption, children are often removed from the home and placed in foster care. Placement in the foster care system ...
  • Homeless Children In America
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    Justin SiersmaA 29851780 SW 200 - 4/21/2005 Homeless Children in America To be homeless is to not have a home or a permanent place of residence. Nationwide, there is estimated to be 3. 5 million people that are homeless, and roughly 1. 35 million of them are children. It is shown that homeless rates, which are the number of sheltered beds in a city divided by the cities population, have tripled since the 1980's (National Coalition for Homeless, 2002). Worldwide, it is estimated that 100 million ...
  • Foster Care Dave One Life
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    Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors of child abuse, which included physical torture, mental cruelty, and near starvation. Upon Dave's rescue, he was identified as one of the most severely abused children in California's history. At age 12, Dave's teachers risked their careers to notify the authorities and saved his life. Upon Dave's removal, he was made a ward of the court and placed in foster care until he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force at age 1...
  • A Critical Look At The Foster Care System
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    A Critical Look At The Foster Care System The Group Homes BY Juvenile Justice May 26, 1999 THE GROUP HOMES OVERVIEW Children entering the shadowy world of foster care are often assigned labels arbitrarily and on a bed-available basis. They may end up spending some time in conventional foster homes, only to find themselves shuffled through group homes, residential treatment facilities, mental hospitals and prisons. Scant attention is given to the needs of these children, and the conditions they a...
  • Foster Care Children School Social
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    As an adult, people that I encounter in my everyday life often wonder how I got to be the person that I am today - an understanding, open-minded individual who does not look down upon anyone that is less fortunate than I am and who does not look to "more" fortunate individuals as role models. When I am asked how I got to be so understanding, I answer giving credit to my parents' value system they instilled in me as well as acknowledging their duties as public servants in the City of New York. My...
  • Abuse In Government Care
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    ... d to. There are instances that happen more often than anyone realizes that are harmful or even life threatening to the children in foster care facilities all over America. Although the government cannot control what happens to the children while they are in foster care, they can choose the type of people the children are placed with. When homes are selected for foster care the care givers are supposed to go through thorough background checks before being given the power to raise children in ...
  • A Castoff Child Planned For Foster
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    A Castoff Child Who Grew Up To Be A Queen Review of a Current Event Venus Marie Manuel started off as being a failure to society to becoming a smart, kind and strong queen. Marie has set the example of not accepting the negative talk that society had planned for foster children, but rather she sets the stage to becoming a role model to excel through positive achievements. Venus is a twenty three year old girl who was placed and replaced on numerous of occasion to different foster homes. She pass...
  • Abused Child Abuse Children Thousand
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    unsubstantiated cases. The National Crime Survey shows that in "1987 children in the twelve to fifteen age group suffered a rate of victimization, exceeded only by that of people aged sixteen to twenty-four" (Whitcomb 431). Another form of child abuse is incest. Incest can be described as sexual acts between two people who are so closely related that the law forbids them to marry. In a great majority of incest cases, the victim is a female. Her assailant is usually a male adult, uncle, cousin, o...
  • Child Welfare History Essay
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    Child Welfare History Essay Children have been an issue since they have existed and even today, us as a society still do not know the answer to the question, what should be done about the children The only thing that we do know is that our views and the problems relating to children are still there, but have evolved to today s problems with society. Not only are we still unable to answer the question stated previously, but also there are new questions arising about our youth such as, how are we ...
  • Effects Of Parental Drug Abuse On Children
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    Parents who use drugs risk neglecting or causing serious harm to their children. This harm might be mainly emotional, but occasionally might be physical. The National Clearing House on Child Abuse and Neglect Information reports, that parents who abuse drugs come from all walks of life, all ethnic backgrounds, and all socioeconomic levels. Many substance abusing parents report histories of significant childhood deprivation. Often, this history includes an early home life marked by family violenc...
  • Gay Lifestyle Understanding Differences
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    The Bill of Rights states that every human being deserves to be treated equally, but in society it's evident that we have set boundaries around certain "groups" throughout history. These groups are usually the minority, and can be dumped on because they are not part of the majority - or are even considered abnormal. But what happens when the minority gets bigger, and can actually voice it's own opinions on the meaning of life? Topics arise, and questions come to the point where they have to be a...
  • Who Should And Not Be Able To Adopt Children
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    Is it right to tell a person or couple (who is a perfect candidate to be a parent) that they are not aloud to adopt because they have different sexual preferences than a majority of the world? Gay and lesbian couples should be aloud to adopt children; they are just as capable of being good parents as a heterosexual couple is. Thousands of children in this country are without permanent homes. These children suffer for months, to years, within state foster care systems that lack qualified foster p...