Transitioning into Adulthood: Promoting Youth Engagement, Empowerment, and Interdependence Through Teaming Practices (Chapter 5 in Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice).
Rauktis, Mary Elizabeth. Kerman, Ben. Phillips, Chereese M.
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This chapter synthesizes family and youth teaming models. It describes the important leadership role of youth and the essential need for a supporting case of family members as youth transition into adulthood using a case illustration, and highlights Family Group Decision Making, Team Decision Making, and Lifelong Family Connections as evidence-based options for building secure interdependence for youth and a lasting support network. Case examples and discussion questions are included. 1 table and 55 references.
youth engagement; foster adolescents; Family group conferencing; teamwork; independent living skills