Foster Care http://nhpr.org en Word of Mouth 09.07.13 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-090713 <p>Welcome to the Word of Mouth Saturday show where we take all our freshest content, pop it in the audio blender and pour out a refreshing glass of public radio awesome. On this week's show:</p><ul><li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/are-foster-kids-better-without-families" target="_blank">Hogwarts for orphans?</a> <strong>Natasha Vargas-Cooper</strong> tells us about San Pasqual Academy, a new kind of group home that is trying to create a stable environment for teenage foster kids.</li><li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/supercali-weird-world-disney-superfans" target="_blank">A Disney convention for die-hard fans.</a> Move over Comic-con, Disney is trying to create the ultimate fan event. <strong>Jordan Zakarin </strong>covered this years D23 event in Anaheim for Buzzfeed.</li><li><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/vietnam-photographs-exhibit-currier-museum" target="_blank">Vietnam through the eyes of photographers.</a> Curator <strong>Kurt Sundstrom </strong>stopped by the studio to tell us about the Currier Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War."</li></ul><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:08:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34497 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 09.07.13 Are Foster Kids Better Off Without Families? http://nhpr.org/post/are-foster-kids-better-without-families <p>Statistically speaking, American foster children face a steep uphill battle. A 2010 study showed nearly 25 percent of foster care children end up homeless at some point after exiting the system, and teen girls in foster care were more likely to become pregnant than to get adopted. One fledgling foster care experiment has done away with the foster family system in favor of a mutually supportive group-home. The <a href="http://www.sanpasqualacademy.org/">San Pasqual Academy </a>is a $14 million dollar nonprofit based in San Diego that houses 180 foster kids. <strong>Natasha Vargas-Cooper </strong>is a freelance journalist who<a href="http://www.psmag.com/pacific-standard-septemberoctober-2013/"> wrote about</a> San Pasqual for <em><a href="http://www.psmag.com/">Pacific Standard.</a></em></p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:28:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 34403 at http://nhpr.org Are Foster Kids Better Off Without Families?