Mentor

Number of Older Adults Seeking Employment on the Rise

You enter the labor force, you work until a certain age, and you retire. Or maybe you don’t. More and more people are working into their later years, a trend that is expected to continue. People are working later in life for a number of reasons. In April, Richard Foxman turned to JVS Chicago (JVS), part of JCFS’s family of services that specializes in career and employment, to help him navigate the job marketsomething he hasn’t had to do in more than a decade.

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The Importance Of Foster Parents

By Marc Bermann, Foster Parent Recruiter

There are approximately 20,000 children in foster care in the state of Illinois.

50% of them have chronic medical problems; 30% are victims of various forms of abuse and neglect. Many of them have significant issues of attachment and loss resulting from childhood trauma.

Prior to foster care, sometimes these children are removed from their home and taken into protective custody by the state.  They may be placed in a temporary shelter or substitute care with a relative. Biological parents can terminate their parental rights by choice or court mandate.

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