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ILR / Foster Care News

North Carolina Now “Foster Care”
When youth leave foster care, they are at increased risk of negative consequences such as dropping out of school, unemployment, homelessness, unplanned parenthood, and criminal…

Supporting Youth Driven Organizations Does Make a Difference
ILRinc (Independent Living Resources, inc.) Executive Director, Nancy Carter has written a article called Supporting Youth Driven Organizations Does Make a Difference. The title explains…

Teaching LGBTQ competence in schools of social work
Discusses the importance of social workers being cultural competency on sexual orientation and gender identification, and how they should be prepared to serve clients from…

Child Well-Being Up in Spite of Greater Poverty
America’s children and their families are showing greater resilience and support in the face of rising poverty that has now wiped out the historic financial…

Making It Count
The Holton Career and Resource Center Real World Simulation Event reported by The Herald-Sun

The Power of Foster Care Politics
How the words and experiences of foster youths influenced policy.

Housing Assistance for Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care
The role of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

The Adolescent Brain
New Research and its Implications for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

“Tell Us What We Need to Hear”
The sexual and health needs of youth in foster care.

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