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Issue #99 (Winter, 2010) issue cover
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Smart ways you can advocate

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When the author learns she is being moved to a new foster home, she throws a tantrum. Then she gets the decision reversed, and learns there's more power in advocating calmly than in going ballistic. (full text)

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Chimore wants to have a good credit history because she's about to age out of foster care. Then she finds out that her identity has been stolen and fraudulent credit card accounts opened in her name. (full text)

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The Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) is a group of youth and adults working to improve foster care in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In one of their projects, young people are trained to go into homes and talk privately with kids about their concerns. (full text)
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