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+ THE FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT OF 1999 CHAFEE FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM (CFCIP) Jess Lockatell and Emily Green
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+ Overview Provides additional support for young people aging out of the foster care system Signed into law by President Bill Clinton on December 14, 1999 As a testimonial to the late Senator Chafee (R-Rhode Island), the Senate sponsor of the legislation, the program is now entitled the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island was one of the original Senate sponsors of the Act and a long time champion for children who have been abused and neglected
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Unformatted text preview: + Insights We had no insights prior to researching the policy Now that we have insight, we believe this is a very beneficial policy to children in the foster care system because: Funds can be used to help youths make the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency by offering them the education and employment training necessary to obtain employment, training in daily living skills, substance abuse prevention, pregnancy prevention and preventive health activities + NASW The NASW website reiterated the fact that the policy provides increased support for children aging out of foster care...
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course SOWK 335 taught by Professor Ford during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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