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Keeping Kids in School: A Spotlight on Fresno and Restorative Justice
Harry* was in fifth grade when he brought a knife to his Fresno elementary school. He had no intention of using it, which his teachers and principal recognized, but the act of possession instigated protocol: a police report on his actions and a suspension on his record before he had even entered middle school.
Normalcy Over Protection for Transition-Aged Youths
C.S. Lewis wrote the following in his book, Mere Christianity:
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.
The Silence of Pictures Can Teach Us to Speak
I have always believed in the power of art to heal. As an independent art teacher to youth of many ages in extracurricular, alternative, and residential settings, I am witness to how these young people transform into happier and more confident individuals in even the shortest amount of time when allowed to paint within an environment of tolerance and celebration of the creative pursuit of their own vision.
Changes for Former Foster Care Youth
Health Care Alameda County California website, produces information and resources to all residents who are in need of free or low-cost health care. Affordable Care Act, starting January 1 2014, will provide free medical coverage (Medi-Cal) to former foster youth until age 26, there’s information on to enroll, when to enroll…and some information about youth who move out of state.
Effects of an attachment-based intervention on the cortisol production of infants and toddlers in foster care
Infants that are separated from caregivers, and put into foster care, are often faced with changes in the functioning of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. An intervention was designed. For more information click here.
Evaluation of Adult Functioning of Foster Youth
This study follows a sample of foster youth as they transition out of foster care and into adulthood. These youth are being compare to transition age youth before the 1999 Independence Act.
Young Adult Outcomes Associated With Teen Pregnancy Among High-Risk Girls in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is used to prevent teen pregnancies in young women. Teen pregnancies may lead to child maltreatment and substance abuse.
To read an abstract, click here.