Youth in Transition (Chapter 9 in Critical Issues in Child Welfare, 2nd Ed.)
Foundations of Social Work Knowledge Series
Shireman, Joan Foster. Cunningham, Miranda.
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Published: June 2015
Publication Information: Irvington, NY : Columbia University Press.
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This chapter explores issues affecting youth in transition from child welfare services to adult living. It outlines some of the common problematic behaviors of adolescents, discusses the struggles of youth who have been in out-of-home care, and explores implications for programs in providing guidance and support during the transition to adulthood. Numerous references.
foster adolescents; out of home care; aging out; behavior problems; independent living; INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS