On Their Own
What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System
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On Their Own by Martha Shirk
Book DescriptionOn Their Own tells the compelling stories of ten young people whose lives are full of promise, but who face economic and social barriers stemming from the disruptions of foster care. This book calls for action to provide youth in foster care the same opportunities on the road to adulthood that most of our youth take for granted--access to higher education, vocational training, medical care, housing, and relationships within their communities. On Their Own is meant to serve as a clarion call not only to policymakers, but to all Americans who care about the future of our young people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465077663
(203mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martha Shirk
Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs, Paperback (February 2004)
Inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who are moving their families out of poverty by starting their own businesses
Lives on the Line, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Martha Shirk
This landmark book examines the most urgent social problem facing us today: the welfare of America's children.
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Author Biography - Martha Shirk
Martha Shirk spent twenty-three years as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where she wrote extensively about children's issues. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
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