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Youth Leaving Foster CareA Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice$
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Wendy B. Smith

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375596

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.001.0001

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The Child Welfare System as Context

The Child Welfare System as Context

(p.5) 1 The Child Welfare System as Context
Youth Leaving Foster Care

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Chapter 1 introduces the child welfare system and provides basic understanding of the policy context and foster care itself. The chapter presents a brief history of child welfare in the US, including institutions and legislation. The overrepresentation of children of color in foster care is a serious and continuing problem discussed in the chapter. Poverty is discussed as a contributing factor to racial disproportionality. Kinship foster care is described. Parental incarceration, which has had an historic impact on the entry of children into foster care, is another topic in the chapter. Legislation directly affecting youth leaving care over the last 25 years is introduced.

Keywords:   child welfare, foster care, history, legislation, racial disproportionality, kinship foster care, parental incarceration, youth leaving care

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