Essays Tagged: "foster homes"

This essay is a biography of Charles Manson. In Freudian terms, it explains the way his mind worked. This essay was made for psychology 41 (Life Span).

al father figure. His mother was the kind of parent that children are taken away from and placed in foster homes. Kathleen had a habit of disappearing for days and weeks at a time, leaving Charlie wit ...

(8 pages) 285 2 3.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"The lost Boy" by Dave Pelzer

tory from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. He was a defi ... uld just look at it as another challenge. Many times through out the book Dave would have to change foster homes after being fairly settled in the way of living there. Most teens his age can't handle ...

(7 pages) 63 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Interracial Adoption.

terracial AdoptionShould children of color have to spend the most vulnerable years of their life in foster care or orphanages simply because a family of their race is unavailable? What if a family of ... ould adopt these children? Should they be put into a stable, loving home, or should they be kept in foster homes hoping that a family of the same-race is found? This process of finding same-race famil ...

(6 pages) 125 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Marilyn Monroe's life, focusing mainly on her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller

rmined, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Most of the childhood of Norma Jeane was spent in foster homes and orphanages since her mother had psychological problems that eventually led to her b ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Analyzing Will in the film "Good Will Hunting"

g to let anyone get anywhere close to him, except for his friends from his childhood. He grew up in foster homes and suffered frequent emotional pain throughout his life. He was a deeply troubled soul ...

(4 pages) 77 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Greyhound Speech

place lower finishes. Then what happens to them well some of them are adopted out into what we call foster homes where the are kept at a foster home until they are adopted into a loving family because ... so gentle and good with kids they are quickly adopted I know this because my family does greyhound fostering. But what happens to the ones that aren't sent to foster homes? Well the depressing this i ...

(3 pages) 39 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Stolen Generation How and why were Aborogonal children removed from their families? what did the government think of this?

ies and children were sent either to special purpose institutions, or in later years especially, to foster homes. In some cases mothers or families knew where their children had been taken and were ab ... the babies or children who had been taken from them. In some cases within the institutions and the foster homes the children were treated well, although even here, it would appear, frequently with co ...

(20 pages) 118 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Marilyn Monroe: THE START

nt little time with her birth mother, Gladys Monroe Baker Mortensen, and most of her early years in foster homes. There were many different times when she would contemplate whether or not she was a mi ...

(2 pages) 56 2 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

A Critical look at the Foster Care system

A Critical Look At The Foster Care System THE GROUP HOMES OVERVIEW Children entering the shadowy world of foster care are o ... labels arbitrarily and on a bed-available basis. They may end up spending some time in conventional foster homes, only to find themselves shuffled through group homes, residential treatment facilities ...

(1 pages) 71 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

"The lost boy" by Dave Pelzer: Book Report.

"The Lost Boy," sequel to "A Child Called It," is a story about a boy, Dave Pelzer, who is now in foster care after being rescued from his abusive, alcoholic mother. The story takes place in Daly Ci ... twelve to eighteen. In this story Dave experiences the instability of moving in and out of multiple foster homes, as well as bringing us along on his journey through life. The book also shows the uniq ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Should Marijuana Be Legal?

p in and declare children of marijuana smokers to be "in danger", and many children are placed into foster homes as a result. This causes enormous pain, suffering and financial hardship for millions o ...

(5 pages) 60 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

White Olender

lt readers. "White Oleander is an unforgettable story of a young girl's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place for herself in impossible circumstances." "This young g ... rs), Astrid begins a six year journey of self discovery on her way to adulthood. Though a series of foster families and juvenile homes, in the Los Angeles area, Astrid's strength and resilience makes ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Great Gilly Hopkins

s an eleven-year-old girl. She's a tomboy, mean, brilliant, and unmanageable. She has been in three foster homes in less then three years. She has a horrible attitude towards other people but she does ... one else that she is smarter then they are. At the start of the story Gilly is being taken to a new foster home. This is where she first meets Trotter and W.E. W.E. is also a foster child living with ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Critical look at the Foster

A Critical Look At The Foster Care System THE GROUP HOMES OVERVIEW Children entering the shadowy world of foster care are o ... labels arbitrarily and on a bed-available basis. They may end up spending some time in conventional foster homes, only to find themselves shuffled through group homes, residential treatment facilities ... same labeling process to be in use, finding that "children often bounce from agency to agency, from foster to group home to institution, and from funding stream to funding stream." Wilder explained: " ...

(19 pages) 80 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Marilyn monroe

new my father. I had no stable mother figure. I went through three orphanages and more than a dozen foster homes. I was sexually assaulted twice, by my stepfather and my cousin. I was exposed to many ...

(8 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A critical look at the foster care system

A Critical Look At The Foster Care System THE GROUP HOMES OVERVIEW Children entering the shadowy world of foster care are o ... labels arbitrarily and on a bed-available basis. They may end up spending some time in conventional foster homes, only to find themselves shuffled through group homes, residential treatment facilities ... same labeling process to be in use, finding that "children often bounce from agency to agency, from foster to group home to institution, and from funding stream to funding stream." Wilder explained: " ...

(19 pages) 79 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Dression

were working, and 16% were unemployed. Thirty-five percent had moved away from home, and 3% were in foster homes or homes for young people.Psychiatrists assessed the boys and girl with a questionnaire ...

(2 pages) 408 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Who Should And Shouldn't Be Aloud To Adopt

this country are without permanent homes. These children suffer for months, to years, within state foster care systems that lack qualified foster parents and are frequently challenged with other prob ... Families recognizes that gay and lesbians can make fine guardians for children and routinely places foster children in homosexual households. (Times p.1) So, what really would be the difference if we ...

(9 pages) 82 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required

was eight and my father abandoned us shortly afterwards. My brother and I lived in eight different foster homes by the time I was seventeen. I never had time to study. Heck, I never stayed in one pla ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Orphanages in the United States An Option to Reconsider in the Welfare System

An Option to Reconsider in the Welfare SystemDiane FlanaganUniversity of PhoenixAre the children in foster homes being cared for as well as we would like them to be?We have children that are being los ... es we put our children in and the care they are receiving. Are there other means of care along with foster homes we can look at to help these children? A place where social workers could visit more th ...

(10 pages) 25 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community