Youth Developmental and Transitional Living Services (Chapter 26 in Child Welfare for the 21st Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, and Programs. 2nd Edition).
Collins, Jennifer E.
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This chapter explores the demography of youth leaving care due to emancipation, their transition to adulthood, and interventions designed to assist with the transition. It explains changes in societal culture can exacerbate challenges of successfully transitioning to adulthood, identifies vulnerability and resilience factors, and reviews federal and State policies related to preparing foster youth for independence. 67 references.
foster adolescents; aging out; foster care alumni; independent living; independent living skills; societal attitudes; risk factors; resilience; EMANCIPATION