Investing in Transition Age Foster Youth to Prevent Homelessness: The Massachusetts Model [Presentation Slides].
Exploring Child Welfare Agencies' Role in Ending Youth Homelessness Presentation to National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference (2013 : Washington, D.C.)
National Association of Social Workers.
Published: July 23, 2013
This presentation slide show highlights efforts by Massachusetts to prevent homelessness among foster care youth transitioning to independent living. It begins by explaining challenges transition age youth face, including access to secure housing, financial stability, access to health and mental healthcare, and employment and educational success. The importance of housing for successful transition is emphasized. Following slides describe Massachusetts's strategic priorities for preventing transition age youth homelessness: pursue permanency, extend the transition safety net, focus on achieving well-being, and implement the Fostering Connections Act. Efforts undertaken to address each priority are then explained. 10 references.
foster adolescents; foster care alumni; homelessness; independent living; independent living skills; strategic planning; Massachusetts