Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own' When it's time to leave foster care, are young people prepared to face the world? A new book chronicles the stories of several teens trying to make it without families. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Martha Shirk, co-author of the book On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System, and Raquel Tolston, one of the young adults featured in the book.
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Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own'

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Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own'

Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own'

Perilous Life for Teens 'Out on Their Own'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

When it's time to leave foster care, are young people prepared to face the world? A new book chronicles the stories of several teens trying to make it without families. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Martha Shirk, co-author of the book On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System, and Raquel Tolston, one of the young adults featured in the book.

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