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Chinyere Akpara

Chinyere Akpara has written 7 posts for Applied Research in Children's Studies 2015

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Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood. (2013, April). Retrieved from Child Welfare Information Getaway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/youth_transition.pdf Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Youth in Foster. (2004, October ). Retrieved from Network on Transitions to Adulthood: Policy Brief: http://transitions.s410.sureserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/chap-15-formatted.pdf Reuters, T. (2014). Foster Care: Background and History. Retrieved from FindLaw: http://family.findlaw.com/foster-care/foster-care-background-and-history.html History of Foster Care in the […]

Aging Out of Foster Care

Introduction: In today’s society, there are a lot of children that live in foster care. Children are placed into foster care due to many factors. These include parents being deceased, parents not being able to take care of them the way they are supposed to and some children being abused. Some children either go home […]

Post 4: Data Collection Methods

Method The qualitative data collection method that we would be using is the interview method. We decided to use this type of method because our topic consisted of knowing what types of resources in regards to housing accommodations are available for those you transition out of the foster care system. Our interview would focus on […]

Ethics

Informed participation: Before we perform anything, we must first make sure the children and parents are well informed of what our research would entail.  This consent form will outline what we would be doing within our research. Children have always been taken for granted and are often overlooked when asked questions. Some of them never […]

Method Practice Report #1-Interview Method

For this method, I chose to use the interview method. I find this method before in my previous research projects and I felt it to be more suitable and informative because it allows you to come up with your own questions. I never really had experience interviewing children because all my interviews involved adults. But […]

Interviews with Children

When one hears the word interview, what comes to mind? Interview is a meeting at which information is obtained (as by a reporter, television commentator, or pollster) from a person. It is also when people talk to each other in order to ask questions and get information. Interviews can be held by anyone but how […]

Housing Access for Youth Aging out of the Foster System

In today’s society, there are a lot of children that live in foster care. Children are placed into foster care due to many factors. These include parents being deceased, parents aren’t able to take care of them the way they are supposed to and some being abused. Some children either go home to their families […]

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