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"Aging Out," a PBS Documentary, Airs May 26

5/24/2005:   A new PBS documentary airing May 26 tells the intimate stories of three young people who "age out" of the foster care system and are now surviving on their own. Created by award-winning producers and directors Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth, the film follows the young people as they face the many challenges of adulthood.

Featured in the film are David Griffin, who looks back on life in more than 20 foster care, mental health, and juvenile justice facilities; Risa Bejarano, who manages to become the first member of her family to advance past the 10th grade, despite bouncing between a dozen different foster homes after being abused and molested as a child; and Daniella Anderson, who reported her abusive father to the authorities when she was 15 and spent five years in 10 different group homes in New York City.

To learn more about the film, visit http://www.jimcaseyyouth.org/specialtopics/ agingout/index.htm. Go to www.pbs.org to check local broadcast listings.


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