First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Julia GattoFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Trudeau Professor Thomson

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

There are currently 780,000 children in the foster care system, and rising. Children in the system are more likely to experience trauma which causes a myriad of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and detachment disorder. Not only that, but foster children are less likely to graduate high school and go to college, and are more likely to participate in delinquent behaviors. These children often cannot advocate for themselves, so they turn towards lawyers and social workers. Unfortunately, these hired employees are not enough to aid in the child's future success. Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA - is a volunteer program that gives children in foster care another guardian who looks at them as a child rather than another case study. Various case studies show that children with CASA volunteers do better in school and have a higher adoption rate than those children without. CASA is trying to better the foster care system as a whole and give these children opportunities that all children should have.

College and Major available

Teacher Education

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-E

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Julia Gatto is a Senior Interdisciplinary Studies Major in the honors program.

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

The Psychological Problems within Foster Care and how CASA Can Help

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There are currently 780,000 children in the foster care system, and rising. Children in the system are more likely to experience trauma which causes a myriad of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and detachment disorder. Not only that, but foster children are less likely to graduate high school and go to college, and are more likely to participate in delinquent behaviors. These children often cannot advocate for themselves, so they turn towards lawyers and social workers. Unfortunately, these hired employees are not enough to aid in the child's future success. Court Appointed Special Advocates- CASA - is a volunteer program that gives children in foster care another guardian who looks at them as a child rather than another case study. Various case studies show that children with CASA volunteers do better in school and have a higher adoption rate than those children without. CASA is trying to better the foster care system as a whole and give these children opportunities that all children should have.

 

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