Please read my introduction, then read the instructions below. Also 5 out the 8 sources I’ve already provided for you.*****
I would like to write about women that grew up in the foster system and how the odds are stacked against them versus a male growing up in foster care. Young women have so much to worry about, not only feeling unloved but going through the system with no support and ending up with a life in the streets and pregnant by 18. Statistics for women are extremely lower than males. Males actually have higher percentage of being more successful than women after being emancipated from the system. I would also like to use myself as one of the statistical subjects. I was one of those children that mother passed when I was 4 years of age and ended up a ward of the state of California. I would like to start my paper by telling my story and what odds were against me. How I have trumped those odds times 100! Statistically I’m not supposed to be sitting here typing a paper in Grad school with an undergrad GPA 0f 3.4. My highest level of education should have been a high school drop out with about 4 kids by now. Well I do have 4 kids, but I gained 3 of them through marriage. I’m a survivor, and over comer, and a trail blazer and the odds that were stacked against me weren’t fair but I am standing here today to say that I beat them ALL.
he research paper will take the form of a literature review, which will include a statement of the problem, a review of the major issues covered in previous research, as well as a discussion of the relevant policy/program issues related to the topic. Each of these sections should be clearly identified in your paper.
o Statement of the problem
In the statement of the problem, you should define what you are
studying and why it is important to do so.
Often, this section ends with posing a few questions that will be
answered by the paper.
This is intended to “hook” the reader – this is where you get the
reader’s interest and convince them that this topic is worth
consideration and why.
This is, essentially, the introduction to your paper.
o Review of the literature
In this section, you should present the findings from research
conducted by others in this area or related areas. Questions that might be relevant are:
What have others said about this topic?
What theories have been used to account for this issue?
What research has been done?
Are the findings consistent or inconsistent?
What flaws exist in the previous research?
A literature review should NOT include your opinion or thoughts on the topic – this is only about what others have said or researched on the topic.
The literature review should be organized in some meaningful fashion that is appropriate to your topic. Don’t just detail one study after another – try to integrate the studies together somehow. Possible ways to organize a literature review are:
by date of the studies being reviewed – if there has been some change in the topic historically or if research on the topic is different in one time period than another, this might be a good way to organize your literature review
by themes the research – if there are a few themes that consistently emerge in the research, then this might be a good way to organize your literature review
o themes could be the kinds of variables that are examined
by context – if there are a few different contexts in which the previous research takes place, it might make sense to organize the literature review around those
o context could be the research methodology used or the place that is studied
by findings – if there are inconsistent findings in the past literature, you might want to organize the literature review around findings that are supportive, not supportive, and neutral (or whatever groupings might be relevant).
When discussing a study in your literature review, you want to be sure to include the key findings and the methodology used in the study.
Try to be current in your literature review – while older studies can be informative and are often essential, you always want to make sure to have the most current studies included in your review as well.
o Policy/program issues
Based on the literature that you have reviewed what suggestions have
been made by others in regards to policies or programs related to your topic? What suggestions would you make in regards to policies or programs related to your topic? All suggestions should be somehow tied to the theories used to account for your topic and your literature review – don’t contradict your literature review in making suggestions.
Greenwood, P. W., & Welsh, B. C. (2012). Overview of: ‘Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in Delinquency Prevention at the State Level: Principles, Progress, and Policy Directions’. Criminology & Public Policy, 11(3), 491-492. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9133.2012.00825.x
Marotta, P. L. (2017). Childhood Adversities and Substance Misuse Among the Incarcerated: Implications for Treatment and Practice in Correctional Settings. Substance Use & Misuse, 52(6), 717-733. doi:10.1080/10826084.2016.1261899
Rolfe, A. (2008). ‘You’ve got to grow up when you’ve got a kid’: Marginalized young women’s accounts of motherhood. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 18(4), 299-314. doi:10.1002/casp.925
Seita, J. (2012). Reclaiming Family Privilege. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 21(2), 34-39.
Sisto, G. W. (1985). Therapeutic Foster Homes for Teenage Mothers and Their Babies. Child Welfare, 54(2), 157-163