ERIC Number: EJ725097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Sudanese Refugee Youth in Foster Care: The "Lost Boys" in America
Bates, Laura; Baird, Diane; Johnson, Deborah J.; Lee, Robert E.; Luster, Tom; Rehagen, Christine
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p631 Sep-Oct 2005
This study examined the resettlement experiences of unaccompanied Sudanese refugee youth placed in foster care from the perspectives of the youth, foster parents, and agency caseworkers. Youth experienced considerable success. The challenges of adjusting to school and family life, however, suggest a need for funding to support more intensive educational services, more cultural training and support for foster parents and school personnel, and flexibility to provide services in more culturally appropriate modalities.
Descriptors: Refugees, Foster Care, Caseworkers, Student Adjustment, Social Adjustment, African American Children, Males, Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sudan