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Essays from Youth in Foster Care

When agencies evaluate child welfare social workers, they seldom ask for input from children and youth in foster care. Yet many are only too qualified: they have seen enough child welfare professionals come and go to know what good social work looks like. In an effort to draw on this untapped expertise and to celebrate the successes of North Carolina’s

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Writing Contest

First Prize: $100 • Second Prize: $50 • Third Prize: $25 If you are under 18 and are or have been in foster care, please send us a letter or short essay in response to the following question: Did you ever have to switch schools because you were in foster care? What was that like? What did you or other

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Writing Contest

First Prize: $100 • Second Prize: $50 • Third Prize: $25 If you are under 18 and are or have been in foster care, please send us a letter or short essay in response to the following question: When you are feeling down and really struggling, what (or who) helps you feel better? Deadline: August 8, 2017 E-mail submissions to

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