College for Professional Studies
Master of Arts
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The purpose of this paper was to discuss how through research and an internship with Douglas County Child Welfare, elevating children"â„¢s voices in decisions of placement is a vital component of child welfare reform today. This paper examines some of the negative outcomes of the foster care system on children who age out of the system. The negative impact further deteriorates children"â„¢s self esteem and increases the occurrence of homelessness and incarceration in our society. The internship further validated the difficulty inherent in including children in decisions of placements and the importance of allowing extra time, planning and changing mind sets in order to elevate the voice of one of the most vulnerable segments of our population, children of foster care.
Date of Award
© Nancy Cristadoro
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Cristadoro, Nancy A., "Children of Foster Care: Elevating their Voices" (2009). Student Publications. 659.