What If the Best Remedy for a Broken Family Is No Family at All?
Books and Culture.
Published: September 16, 2013
The article discusses the benefits of providing residential programs for foster youth and highlights the experiences of a foster youth named Nora, who was left behind by her foster family and enrolled in San Pasqual Academy. It shares the viewpoint of retired family judge Jim Milliken who believes that the foster care system damages children who stay long and that the majority end up with bonding disorders. Yemin Orde Youth Villages, a school for at-risk youth in Israel, is also profiled. (Author abstract modified)
foster adolescents; residential care institutions; residential treatment; group homes; foster care drift; placement stability; California; Israel