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April 20, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany 3rd floor community room | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

The Children’s Rights Organization reports that the child welfare system cares for an average of 482,000 children in foster care as of 2015. The organization also reports that the number of children of color in state care is overrepresented in comparisons to their community population. Furthermore, more the 20,000 youths age out of the system each year according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These are also the children who age out of the system and do not find families. Researchers discovered the poverty, education, race, ethnicity and gender are factors that affect whether a child will be drawn into the system and find a forever family. The discussion focus is cultural differences that influence the perceptions of children when they are raised within the Child Welfare systems of Adoption and Foster Care. We will examine the condition of child adoptions and foster care.

For more information about this event, please contact Amyra Woods at 313-378-7776 or eh3128@wayne.edu.