Writer Consultant Youth Advocate
Secondary Special Education and Transition
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2014
Two years ago, I had the opportunity to embark on a world-schooling adventure with my teenage son and our two dogs! Our journey took us Mexico for a short visit, but Mexico had other plans. We stayed.
In Mexico, I found inspiration and the luxury of time required to create content to help bridge the gap between research and practice. I finally had the time to write the book that has been in my mind for years!
My young adult novel – My sorrow. Mi Libertad –
which shares a teen’s turbulent journey through foster care and her triumphs as she “ages out” of the system, will hopefully in print in 2020!
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Harwick, R., Unruh, D., & Lindstrom, L. (2020). What helps or hinders the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities who experienced foster care? An ecological approach. Child Abuse and Neglect. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104310
Harwick, R., Lindstrom, L., & Unruh, D. (2017). In their own words: Overcoming barriers during the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities who experienced foster care. Children and Youth Services Review. 73, 338-346.
Harwick, R., Tyre, A., Beisse, K. & Thomas, C. (2015). Intervention targets for youth with disabilities in foster care. School Psychology Forum. (9)1, 5-20.