Natural Mentoring To Support The Establishment Of Permanency For Youth In Foster Care (Chapter 10 in Handbook Of Foster Youth).
Horn, John Paul. Spencer, Renee.
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This chapter discusses common issues faced by young people aging out of foster care, specifically with regard to transition issues related to relationships and social capital. Relevant federal legislation related to the ideas of permanency and mentoring among foster youth is discussed, as well as social work practices that engage youth in identifying supportive adults and ways child welfare professionals can help young people develop and maintain these relationships. 62 references. (Author abstract modified)
foster adolescents; child welfare laws; federal laws; mentor programs; aging out; child welfare services; independent living; interpersonal relationships; independent living skills; permanency