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dc.contributor.advisorFischer, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHelmer, Nicole L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-12T19:47:11Z
dc.date.available2014-03-12T19:47:11Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/68432
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science in Education Special Educationen
dc.description.abstractIn Wisconsin, foster youth exit out of the system at age 18 or at high school graduation, whichever comes last. On an average day in Wisconsin, almost 8,000 children are living in foster care (Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Foster Care Fact Sheet, 2010). Upon exiting the foster care system, these children are expected to be independent while the average age of financial independence for adults in America is 26 (Krinsky, 2010). The expectation that foster youth be independent at the age of 18 or 19 in Wisconsin places a tremendous responsibility on the educational system. This study gathered qualitative information about the experiences of youth transitioning out of foster care into adulthood from the perspective of former foster care youth, foster caregivers, and professional service people in the foster care system. The purpose of this study is to establish if the basic needs of foster youth in Wisconsin based upon the Theory of Human Motivation by Abraham Maslow are being met and to determine areas that need to be improved upon before they transition into an adult.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectFoster children - Educationen
dc.subjectServices for foster childrenen
dc.subjectSocial work with youth - Wisconsinen
dc.titleEducational needs of foster youth in transitionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.levelMSEen
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Educationen


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