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Message ID: 8502
Date: 2010-03-31

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:RE: posting request

I would like to point out that the website theexodusteam.com is a website for a video production company and it appears the organizations mentioned in this email are customers. Also, one of the sample videos that can be viewed claims that nearly 1 million American children are removed from their homes each year because of abuse or neglect. AFCARS estimates for 2008 are 287,000 foster care entries that year. Sheri McMahon Fargo, ND ________________________________ From: lonnie@theexodusteam.com To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: RE: posting request Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:41:24 -0700 Terri, I don't have the exact information that you are looking for but may want to incorporate in your thesis one city in the US that is making a huge impact in the foster care system placing children in shelters that are homes with parents. They have a huge campaign to find permanent homes for children in the foster care system. The name of the organization is 4 Kids of South Florida. The Heart Gallery of Broward is working closely with an organization called Childnet to also place the kids in permanent loving homes. These are GREAT models of trying to make a better system for orphans. If you would like the contact information of any of the Directors of these organizations I would be happy to pass it on and I am sure they would be happy to help you. Lonnie A. Fravel The information transmitted in this email and any of its attachments is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain Exodus Productions and Cablevision proprietary information, which is privileged, confidential, or subject to copyright belonging to Exodus Productions and Cablevision. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you received this in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete and destroy the communication and all of the attachments you have received and all copies thereof -------- Original Message -------- Subject: posting request From: "Jaggers, Terri" Date: Fri, March 19, 2010 5:39 pm To: "child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu" To whom it may concern: My name is Terri Jaggers. I am a product of the foster care system and am working on the completion of my Master's Degree thesis on "The Effects of Storytelling Within American Foster Families." My Major Professor and committee members have requested specific information be included as to the number of foster parent/families in America. I have searched among our University's research library for scholarly articles, empirical studies, the PEW Commission Reports, Child Welfare Information Gateway, the Urban Institute, AFCARS, Child Welfare League of America, the National Foster Parent's Association, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections - Hunter College School of Social Work, as well as made personal appeals for assistance among my limited fostering connections here in Texas. The problem is there seems to be no compilation of data anywhere as to how many foster homes there are that care for our foster children in America. Some states (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/fact-sheets.html) don't report anything as to the number of foster homes they have in which their state's children are in, while others report their licensed foster home numbers without including Kinship (Out-of-Home Non-related). In addition, reports from state to state vary from 2003-2008. The only thing I can find, is the 2000 census reports that 184,166 households reported one or more unrelated foster child, under the age of 18, residing in their home. Unfortunately, this number does not take into consideration State Kinship (not voluntary) homes. Therefore, the 2000 census number is woefully inaccurate since the most recent information I can find determines depending on the state, 45-60% of foster children are currently being placed in these Kinship (out-of-home relative) homes. Please ... there has to be someone somewhere who has either done a study that would include this information, or knows where this information has been archived or recorded. If anyone can refer me to anyone, anywhere ... I'll do whatever I have to ... call anyone I can ... but please help me. Terri Jaggers Graduate Student in Communication Studies Sam Houston State University

I would like to point out that the website theexodusteam.com is a website for a video production company and it appears the organizations mentioned in this email are customers. Also, one of the sample videos that can be viewed claims that nearly 1 million American children are removed from their homes each year because of abuse or neglect. AFCARS estimates for 2008 are 287,000 foster care entries that year. Sheri McMahon Fargo, ND ________________________________ From: lonnietheexodusteam.com To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: RE: posting request Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:41:24 -0700 Terri, I don't have the exact information that you are looking for but may want to incorporate in your thesis one city in the US that is making a huge impact in the foster care system placing children in shelters that are homes with parents. They have a huge campaign to find permanent homes for children in the foster care system. The name of the organization is 4 Kids of South Florida. The Heart Gallery of Broward is working closely with an organization called Childnet to also place the kids in permanent loving homes. These are GREAT models of trying to make a better system for orphans. If you would like the contact information of any of the Directors of these organizations I would be happy to pass it on and I am sure they would be happy to help you. Lonnie A. Fravel The information transmitted in this email and any of its attachments is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain Exodus Productions and Cablevision proprietary information, which is privileged, confidential, or subject to copyright belonging to Exodus Productions and Cablevision. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you received this in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete and destroy the communication and all of the attachments you have received and all copies thereof -------- Original Message -------- Subject: posting request From: "Jaggers, Terri" Date: Fri, March 19, 2010 5:39 pm To: "child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu" To whom it may concern: My name is Terri Jaggers. I am a product of the foster care system and am working on the completion of my Master's Degree thesis on "The Effects of Storytelling Within American Foster Families." My Major Professor and committee members have requested specific information be included as to the number of foster parent/families in America. I have searched among our University's research library for scholarly articles, empirical studies, the PEW Commission Reports, Child Welfare Information Gateway, the Urban Institute, AFCARS, Child Welfare League of America, the National Foster Parent's Association, National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections - Hunter College School of Social Work, as well as made personal appeals for assistance among my limited fostering connections here in Texas. The problem is there seems to be no compilation of data anywhere as to how many foster homes there are that care for our foster children in America. Some states (http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/fact-sheets.html) don't report anything as to the number of foster homes they have in which their state's children are in, while others report their licensed foster home numbers without including Kinship (Out-of-Home Non-related). In addition, reports from state to state vary from 2003-2008. The only thing I can find, is the 2000 census reports that 184,166 households reported one or more unrelated foster child, under the age of 18, residing in their home. Unfortunately, this number does not take into consideration State Kinship (not voluntary) homes. Therefore, the 2000 census number is woefully inaccurate since the most recent information I can find determines depending on the state, 45-60% of foster children are currently being placed in these Kinship (out-of-home relative) homes. Please ... there has to be someone somewhere who has either done a study that would include this information, or knows where this information has been archived or recorded. If anyone can refer me to anyone, anywhere ... I'll do whatever I have to ... call anyone I can ... but please help me. Terri Jaggers Graduate Student in Communication Studies Sam Houston State University