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Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Hidden Crisis: The Pipeline from Foster Care to Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth

There are more than 400,000 youth in the American foster care system today, roughly that of the population of Sacramento, California. Foster care, created to protect the welfare of children, is a broken system, hobbled by an outdated bureaucracy, underfunded agencies, and overburdened workers frequently resulting in dire outcomes. Research shows that children placed in foster care are more likely to develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder than veterans of war. In some states, youth are just as likely to be abused in foster care as they are in the home from which they were removed. Foster care has also become a gateway into homelessness. Nearly half of the youth experiencing homelessness today have had at least one placement in a foster home, or group home.

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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:01 PM

    My son from michigan was 18. Was in foster care and thw worker. Told him do this and we will help u but you cant be incontact with your parents if you do you loose all saport from the state

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  2. Anonymous7:04 PM

    My son was 18 in foster car workr offer program. To him but he canr have no contact with real parents. To get help if he contacts parent he looses state help im michigan oakland macom county cps and fostercare ties

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