Superman was Adopted

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A look at foster care in pop culture. Most children's stories have as the main character an orphan. Includes a quick talk on the social difficulties linked through numerous studies to fatherlessness. (Note: this is my first upload to slideshare; the Keynote without builds, notes, or explanations seems weak.)

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Superman was Adopted

  1. 1. Presented by Jamie Self, M.A.
  2. 2. Objectives Define the role of orphans in society Examine what “normal” looks like for children in orphaned situations like foster care and those awaiting adoption Discuss practical ways to relate to children in orphaned situations
  3. 3. All Time Box Office Openings Titanic Star Wars IV Shrek 2 E.T. Star Wars I Source: movies.yahoo.com 09/2007
  4. 4. CiderLemony Snicket House Great Expectations Elf Rules Aladdin Wrinkle in Time A Toy Story Hanzel & Gretel Tarzan Finding Dumbo Charlotte’s Web Babe Nemo The Jungle Book Oliver Harry Potter Lilo & Twist Bambi Alice in Stitch Anne of Green Gables Wonderland of Goldilocks Chronicles Narnia Pollyana Peter PanTom Sawyer Pinocchio Little Orphan Wizard of Oz The Huck Finn The Lion King Annie Moses-Prince of Egypt Madeline Cinderella
  5. 5. Definitions Literal Figurative Legal
  6. 6. “Death puts an end to fathers. Abandonment puts an end to fatherhood .”
  7. 7. crime
  8. 8. Domestic Violence
  9. 9. Child Sex Abuse
  10. 10. Child Poverty
  11. 11. Teen Pregnancy
  12. 12. Orphan Categories Biological Orphan Social Orphan Psychic/Emotional/ Spiritual Orphan
  13. 13. Source: The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book by Bill Watterson
  14. 14. 365,000 biological orphans 523,000 children in care 18.7 milLion in single family homes Source: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System via www.acf.hhs.gov US Census Bureau www.census.gov & Florida Kids Count Data
  15. 15. 18,230 biological orphans 29,708 children in care 964,000 in single family homes Source: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System via www.acf.hhs.gov US Census Bureau www.census.gov & www.dcf.state.fl.us/publications/& Florida Kids Count Data
  16. 16. 711 biological orphans 1,714 children in care 37,134 in single family homes Source: Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System via www.acf.hhs.gov US Census Bureau www.census.gov & Florida Kids Count Data
  17. 17. “The essential difference between biological paternity and fatherhood: the former helps to produce a child; the latter helps to produce an adult.” David Blankenhorn
  18. 18. Goal: productive adults
  19. 19. Jamie Self, M.A. Florida Baptist Children’s Homes www.fbchomes.org jself@fbchomes.org 863-688-4981

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