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dc.contributor.advisorCummings, C. Kim (Charles Kim), 1940-
dc.contributor.authorCoon, Meaghan Marie
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-27T17:41:26Z
dc.date.available2012-08-27T17:41:26Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/27456
dc.descriptioniv, 66 p.en_US
dc.description.abstract"Foster care is intended to offer a supportive family environment to children whose natural parents cannot raise them because of the parents' physical or mental illness, the child's behavioral difficulties, or problems within the family environment, e.g., child abuse, alcoholism, extreme poverty, or crime," (www.encyclopedia,com) and since this is not the case for the developmentally disabled population, this study intends to examine the situation more fully. The study investigates the care developmentally disabled foster children receive, the parenting techniques the foster parents utilize and problems within the foster care system. As a result of this study, problems within the foster homes, the Light Agency and the larger foster care system are highlighted and analyzed in order to improve the service provided to the special needs population in the future.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Human Development and Social Relations Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Human Development and Social Relations.;
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dc.titleDevelopmentally Disabled Children In the Foster Care Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email dspace@kzoo.edu to request access to this thesis.


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