To the End of June

To the End of June

Praise for To the End of June In this compassionate, rigorous book, Cris Beam describes the failures of foster care, often by way of the moments of light and hope that are inscribed in its brokenness.

Author: Cris Beam

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151014125

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 313

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Filled with the passionate voices of children, foster and biological parents, case workers and reformers, this authoritative examination of the foster care system reveals why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and offers hope for changing a system in crisis.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Foster Care System

The Foster Care System

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. New York, Houghton Mifflin, 2013. Cameron, Theresa. Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2007. Imre Geis, Alissa, Marcia Kahn ...

Author: Joyce Libal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781422288207

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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If your parents were unable to care for you, where would you go? Do you have family or friends who would take you in and support you? Unfortunately, many children don't have this option. The foster care system was put in place to help young people who find themselves without homes. As you follow the story of Bobby and Cara, two children whose family was torn apart, you'll discover more about the foster care system. You'll learn about the history behind the system, from the Orphan Trains in the United States to the British Home Children who were originally sent to Canada—and you'll discover some of the challenges young people in the foster care system face today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Creating Compassionate Foster Care

Creating Compassionate Foster Care

Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis Janet Mann, Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks ... Support Families, and Build Communities (Lombardi) 216–17 To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (Beam) 210 Tony ...

Author: Janet Mann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503819

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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"Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen." This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their relationships with families in crisis, the authors began to rethink the traditional foster care models and developed an innovative practice that afforded birth parents the opportunity to reside, under supervision, with their children during evaluation and treatment. Drawing on over 20 years of work in foster care, along with current attachment research and theory, this book conveys the foster care experience with recommendations for improved models of care and intervention strategies. Engaging case studies depict the challenging nature of determining the best outcome for a child and of supporting the adult's journey as a parent. Written in a narrative style and supported by in-depth research, this book will aid social workers and foster care professionals to better understand families in crisis and to further develop their practice.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System

Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System

To the end of June: The intimate life of American foster care. New York, NY: First Mariner Books. Desetta, A. (1996). The heart knows something different: Teenage voices from the foster care system. New York, NY: Persea Books.

Author: Dr. Sheri Pickover, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826122193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Includes treatment issues not covered elsewhere This one-of-a-kind resource for mental health professionals in multiple settings is a comprehensive guide to treatment issues unique to children and families who have a relationship with the foster care system. With a focus on understanding how to negotiate the child welfare system, the book identifies and addresses mental health and behavioral issues specific to this population and provides proven, effective treatment interventions. It brings together in one place the myriad of current resources available to help such children and families, and addresses situations that span removal from the home to kin or foster care, to reunification, adoption, or other permanent family connections. Broad in scope and depth, the text includes treatment issues not discussed elsewhere, such as how to cope with acting out in the foster home, how to draft a behavior modification plan, and how to maneuver through the court process. It delivers evidence-based guidelines for engaging and collaborating with multiple parties including other professionals, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions. The book covers assessment from the perspectives of the client, caseworker, and therapist, and discusses the use of medications, complications, and barriers to effective treatment. Strategies are also directed at such specific issues as sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse, neglect, trauma, and attachment. Of special interest is a focus on the worldview of the parties involved in the child welfare system, including the child, the family, the birth parent, and the foster parent. Additionally, the text provides behavior modification plans that work and social skills training. Chapters weave case studies, ethical issues, multicultural concerns, and current research into a highly accessible guide. Key Features: Provides core information about the child welfare system for mental health professionals who work with this population Includes treatments that really work Illustrates, through case studies, how to combat common issues for the child welfare population and their families Describes strategies for engagement, collaboration, addressing crises, and assisting with transitions Addresses specific treatment issues not covered elsewhere
Categories: Family & Relationships

Families Under Construction

Families Under Construction

Parentage, Adoption, and Assisted Reproduction Susan Frelich Appleton, D. Kelly Weisberg ... [94] See, e.g., Cris Beam, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care (2013); Nina Bernstein, The Lost Children of Wilder: ...

Author: Susan Frelich Appleton

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543820539

Category: Law

Page: 464

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This book is designed for law school seminars and courses, including first-year electives, as well as advanced undergraduate courses in legal studies or other departments. Families Under Construction: Parentage, Adoption, and Assisted Reproduction, Second Edition, provides an in-depth exploration of the fascinating and controversial issues emerging out of biotechnology and society’s changing understanding of family identity. The authors combine solid treatment of the law and carefully crafted additional content to provoke inquiry and fuel class discussion, using a multidisciplinary presentation of legal authorities, policy perspectives, critical analysis, and cultural contexts. Coverage includes the impact of marriage equality, increasing departures from traditional family arrangements, and modern approaches to adoption, as well as infertility treatments, collaborative reproductive arrangements, and reproductive tourism. New to the Second Edition: A new Part I on parentage, parental responsibilities, and parental authority, tracing the evolution from traditional doctrine to contemporary approaches and emphasizing the policy of keeping dependency private The addition of principal cases on wrongful adoption, challenges to sealed adoption records, and intercountry adoption Restructured chapters on assisted reproduction reflecting consequential changes in the legal landscape Professors and students will benefit from: Thorough coverage of significant cases, statutes, and regulations, including law reform efforts and recognition of law’s silence on some topics Opportunities for comparative analysis of law and policy, from “then” to “now” and among various states and nations, with examination of jurisdiction, choice of law, and enforcement An approach that questions core concepts, such as parentage, by highlighting the role of the state in the construction of family and the influence of assumptions about gender, race, sexualities, marriage, class, and dependency Inclusive materials, such as narratives as well as summaries of popular books and films, which explore the interaction of law and life Consideration of professional responsibility, including the often challenging role of lawyers in adoptions and reproductive collaborations A mix of classic and leading-edge cases Notes and Questions that provide background and illuminate salient themes Thought-provoking Problems that prompt consideration of new issues Inserts presenting “Depictions in Popular Culture” of the situations at the center of the cases
Categories: Law

Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics

Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics

To the end of June: The intimate life of American foster care. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. Fratto, C. (2016). Trauma-informed care for youth in foster care. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 30(3), ...

Author: Rausch, Meredith A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799873211

Category: Education

Page: 468

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School counselors often struggle to feel confident in delivering effective assistance to students due to a variety of reasons that currently do not have enough research or information developed. This leads to a struggle for counselors to adequately address tough and relevant issues. With these issues remaining unaddressed, or addressed less effectively, there is a concern that school counselors cannot mitigate these issues due to not being adequately informed. This can lead to a lifetime of consequences for students. Strengthening School Counselor Advocacy and Practice for Important Populations and Difficult Topics presents emerging research that seek to answer the tough and often unaddressed questions, target present-day issues of student populations, and prepare school counselors to feel confident and competent in their counseling and advocacy practice. These chapters, using the newest information available, will address these concerns and provide the best counseling work possible for underserved populations. While covering research on counseling for students with chronic illnesses, mixed-statuses, family issues, minority students, LGBTQ+ youth, and more, this book is ideal for school counselors, counseling educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in school counseling and meeting the needs of diverse and important populations of students.
Categories: Education

Raising Government Children

Raising Government Children

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Becker, Stephen D. Marshall Field III: A Biography. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964. Bent-Goodley, Tricia B. “Regulating the ...

Author: Catherine E. Rymph

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469635651

Category: History

Page: 270

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In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care of temporary, substitute families. Today, however, the foster care system is widely criticized for failing the children and families it is intended to help. How did a vision of dignified services become virtually synonymous with the breakup of poor families and a disparaged form of "welfare" that stigmatizes the women who provide it, the children who receive it, and their families? Tracing the evolution of the modern American foster care system from its inception in the 1930s through the 1970s, Catherine Rymph argues that deeply gendered, domestic ideals, implicit assumptions about the relative value of poor children, and the complex public/private nature of American welfare provision fueled the cultural resistance to funding maternal and parental care. What emerged was a system of public social provision that was actually subsidized by foster families themselves, most of whom were concentrated toward the socioeconomic lower half, much like the children they served. Analyzing the ideas, debates, and policies surrounding foster care and foster parents' relationship to public welfare, Rymph reveals the framework for the building of the foster care system and draws out its implications for today's child support networks.
Categories: History

Adoption Beyond Borders

Adoption Beyond Borders

See the numerous books about the broken child welfare system in the United States, such as Beam, C. (2013). To the end of June: The intimate life of American foster care. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Berrick, J. D. (2009).

Author: Rebecca J. Compton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190247799

Category: Intercountry adoption

Page: 248

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International adoptions have decreased dramatically in the last decade, despite robust evidence of the tremendous benefits that early placement in adoptive families can confer upon children who are not able to remain with birth families. Adoption Beyond Borders integrates evidence from a range of disciplines in the social and biological sciences-- including psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, sociology, anthropology, and social work -- to provide a ringing endorsement of international adoption as a viable child welfare option. The author interweaves narrative accounts of her own adoption journey, which involved visiting a Kazakhstani orphanage daily for nearly a year, to illustrate the complexities and implications of the research evidence. Topics include: the effects of institutionalization on children's developing brains, cognitive abilities, and socio-emotional functioning; the challenges of navigating issues of identity when adopting across national, cultural, and racial lines; the strong emotional bonds that form even without genetic relatedness; and the methods in which adoptive families can address the special needs of children who experienced early neglect and deprivation, thereby providing a supportive environment in which those children can flourish. Striving to attain a balanced, evidence-based perspective on controversial issues, Adoption Beyond Borders argues that international adoption must be maintained and supported as a vital means of promoting international child welfare.
Categories: Intercountry adoption

Help Yourself Now

Help Yourself Now

Today, The Foundling is not only one of the largest providers of foster care and adoption services, we provide services across the entire spectrum of needs: child ... To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care.

Author: Jan Yager

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621536314

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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How to Find Help for Any Situation Although we live in the age of information and everyone is bombarded with potential sources of help, sifting through those possibilities can be a chore. This is where Help Yourself comes in! With this useful reference, author Jan Yager provides an overview of the various situations that most people have to navigate, from calling customer service or reporting a crime to finding credible and reliable information about a business, health, or legal concern. Each chapter includes a brief discussion of an issue, potential scenarios, and listings of relevant national and international organizations. Yager also instructs readers on researching state agencies, so they can contact appropriate organizations closer to home. Important topics of discussion include: Health insurance Personal finances Housing assistance Employment services Family planning K–12 education College selection and funding Small business development Legal services Crime victim resources Substance abuse Emergency preparedness And more
Categories: Reference

Forever Changed

Forever Changed

How Summer Programs and Insight Mentoring Challenge Adolescents and Transform Lives Linda Mornell. care children perform well below capacity. ... Beam, Chris, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care.

Author: Linda Mornell

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781629370224

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all economic backgrounds are given the chance to work and live together for an extended period of weeks or months in summer experiential education programs. Most programs like this are expensive and not available to low-income youth. Seeing an opportunity to change that, Mornell began Summer Search in San Francisco with 14 students and a budget of $30,000. Her passion and desire to change the path for these 14 students has blossomed into an even larger impact today—to give the life-changing experience to more than 2,200 students in the Bay Area, Boston, New York City, Seattle, and Philadelphia annually. Forever Changed documents the importance of adolescents from all economic groups being able to attend the same summer programs that adolescents from more privileged backgrounds have found so beneficial. It includes compelling stories of Summer Search students who each faced specific challenges, such as learning disabilities and behavioral problems. In the book, Mornell persuasively argues how summer experiential education programs can aid in the growing need for adolescents to find their own voice and embark on a path of success.
Categories: Social Science