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A Deeper Look Into Foster Care Children and The System

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A Deeper Look Into Foster Care Children and The System. Today my guests are from different sides of the Foster Care system. We have Tanisha Cunningham and Marvin Bing, Jr that are both prior foster care participants that have grown to be successful citizens in society. Ms. Cunningham has started her own non-profit organization, "The Underground Railroad to Success", to give back to the children in foster care based on her own experiences and what she witnessed. Although Mr. Bing did have his share of run ins with the law as a foster care participant, he grew to follow in his father's footsteps as a well-known youth leader and activist in Harlem, NY. Then we have Dr. Glenda Clare, pyscholigist, licensed minister and founder of the "Fragile Families Network". Dr. Clare is also a foster care mother of a teenage girl that has given her problems from day one. When things became violent, she decided to relinquish her guardianship over this young lady and was told that she would be arrested for neglect and abandonment. So where does she turn and what does she do to protect herself from a teenager that obviously shows no appreciation for what this woman has done for her. Today we will analyze her situation and try to better understand the foster care system. Please join us and call in if you have similar stories and/or comments on this topic. 718.508.9378.

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