Disrupting the Cycles of Poverty and Foster Care with Financial Social Work
HOSTED BY: Center for Financial Social Work
Once families become involved in the foster care system, many of their problems begin to compound and the cycles of poverty and foster care persist. More children are staying in foster care for long periods of time and fewer children are exiting before they reach young adulthood.
The foster care system was not set up to raise children, so transitional age foster youth are no longer receiving adequate support and life skills. As a result, these youth are experiencing higher numbers of homelessness, under-education, and poverty when they age out of the system and are required to start living on their own. *FREE SIGN UP -MUST LOGIN TO REGISTER