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Teens in foster care mostly optimistic
September 24, 2008

A new survey of teenagers in foster care shows that most are optimistic about their futures and are treated well in the government-run system.


But the survey, done by WSU for the state Department of Social and Health Services, also shows a quarter of the nearly 700 teens who answered had run away from their foster homes in 2007.


Officials with the department’s Children’s Administration will use the results to examine areas where the government, foster parents and social service groups can improve, especially with preparing young people to live on their own and think about college.


Casey Trupin of Seattle-based Columbia … » More …