Abby_Gabner_Foster Care Youth through a Symbolic Interactionist Lens
From Abby Gabner
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This presentation looks at the challenges faced by American foster care youth through a symbolic interactionist lens. It focuses on SI's emphasis on social interaction through symbols, the collective meaning associated with those symbols, and the individual's extraction of that meaning in forming a sense of self. It also considers the SI view that both humans and their environments are in a constant state of flux, emphasizing the power of free will and possibilities for change.