The Foster Care System Research Paper by Peter Pen

The Foster Care System
A critical overview of the foster care system in the United States.
# 64607 | 4,275 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2005

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This paper argues that 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. The paper argues that scant attention is given to the needs of these children, and the conditions they are forced to endure are often far worse than those endured by prisoners in some third world nations.

Paper Outline:
The Labelling of Children
The Impact on the Children

From the Paper:

"Several nonprofit corporations operating child-care facilities were found to be legally skimming large amounts of government money through lease-back arrangements. Operators not only owned the land and leased it to the nonprofit corporation; they often paid themselves handsome salaries and had the free use of homes, cars and credit cards.The level of care and treatment in far too many of these group homes was minimal at best, because the money was being skimmed off for personal gain.[5]"

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