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During National Foster Care Month, City Launches Campaign Focusing On Fostering Of Older Youth

According to DHS, 34% of the 13,000 children in Pennsylvania who are in foster care are between 14 and 17 years old.

05/30/2013

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Helping Foster Kids Get To College

Research shows that 70% of teenagers in foster care want to attend college; but only 9% obtain degrees. A program at Western Michigan University is helping.

02/01/2012

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Philadelphia Council Members Approve New Safeguards For Children Placed Into Foster Care

City Council has approved new safeguards for families of children placed into Philadelphia’s foster care system, including requirements for reporting abuse.

06/12/2011

Foster Care Needs Change

A new report from the University of California Berkeley released findings that show that only One in 10 foster care youth are proficient in math and only 2 in 10 are proficient in English in 11th grade.

10/13/2010

A Professor Affects Legislation

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman Richard Barth, a professor of social work at The University of Maryland, is an expert on child welfare services. According the The Chronicle of Higher Education, early in his career […]

07/14/2010