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NCJ Number: 43293 Find in a Library
Title: SECOND DOOR
Author(s): M NEILHARRINGTON J
Corporate Author: University of Houston
United States of America
Project Director: J HARRINGTON
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Harris Cty Juvenile Probation Dept
Houston, TX 77002
Junior League of Houston
Houston, TX
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77004
Sale Source: Harris Cty Juvenile Probation Dept
1200 Congress
Houston, TX 77002
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM, DESIGNED TO OFFER A SURFACE VIEW OF FOSTER CARE AND TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION AND TRAINING OF NEW FOSTER PARENTS, DEPICTS THE PLACEMENT OF THREE FOSTER CHILDREN.
Abstract: THE PLACEMENT OF A 4-YEAR-OLD BLACK CHILD WHO HAS LOST HIS MOTHER IN DEATH IS DEPICTED TO SHOW THE NEED FOR FOSTER CARE DUE TO THE LOSS OF A PARENT. THE NEXT SITUATION EXAMINED IS THAT OF A 10-YEAR-0LD MEXICAN/ AMERICAN BOY WHOSE PARENTS HAVE DESERTED HIM AND WHO HAS BEEN PLACED IN A SINGLE PARENT MEXICAN/AMERICAN HOME. THE BOY DREAMS OF FINDING HIS PARENTS, FANTASIZES ABOUT WHAT THE RULES ARE IN HIS NEW HOME, AND FIGHTS AT SCHOOL. ONE-HALF OF THE FILM TIME IS SPENT ON THE LAST CASE, THAT OF A 15-YEAR-OLD WHITE GIRL WHO HAS VIOLATED THE LAW BY RUNNING AWAY FROM HER NATURAL HOME. ISSUES EXAMINED IN THIS STORY ARE DRUGS, RUNNING AWAY FROM FOSTER CARE, COURT ACTION, ADJUSTMENT OF THE CHILD TO FOSTER CARE, SIBLING RIVALRY, AND RESOLUTION WITH THE NATURAL FAMILY. THE FILM WAS WRITTEN TO DEAL WITH THE FOLLOWING ISSUES: A CHILD'S FEELINGS AT THE TIME OF PLACEMENT, A CHILD'S GRIEF OVER THE LOSS OF PARENTS OR REJECTION BY PARENTS, THE PROBLEMS OF THE FAMILY THAT OPENS ITS HOME TO A FOSTER CHILD, AND THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY THE FOSTER CHILD IN A FOSTER PLACEMENT.
Index Term(s): Films; Juvenile foster homes
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